Galleries Events

1 – 30 October

Kingcombe through the year Exhibition of new work by Antonia Phillips & Elizabeth Sayers. Paintings: Stitched textiles: Monoprints: Cards 10am – 4pm daily. The Main Barn, The Kingcombe Centre, Lower Kingcombe, Toller Porcorum, Dorchester DT2 0EQ. An innovative exhibition comes to the Kingcombe Centre: exploring the Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve. Here the intricacies of this rich landscape are revealed through paintings, stitched textiles & original monoprints. Artwork has been made specifically for this joint exhibition, inspired by walks in Kingcombe’s woods & fields and along the ancient lanes. Free entry & parking.  Meet the Artists for informal talks on Sat 6th, Sat 13th, Sat 20th & Tues 23rd between 11am and 1pm….call the Kingcombe Centre on 01300 320684. See more of the Artists’ work:, For more info – 01300 320684,


Until 6 October

Minimal Three person show. Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI RWA, David Pearce, Ellen Watson A really strong trio and a wonderful exhibition. White Space Art, 72 Fore St, Totnes TQ9 5RU. To purchase or reserve any of the artworks from the exhibition call 01803 864088.


8 – 27 October

Coming of Age Celebratory retrospective Phat Qwarters, a group of textile artists founded in Yeovil in 2000. Quilting demonstrations in the Gallery every Thursday throughout the show. Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.


Until 10 October

Making A Mark The Town Mill Studio Artists will be exhibiting some of the work they have produced over the past four years, under the guidance of mentor Phil Clayton.  This “behind the scenes” exhibition is designed to demonstrate how each artist has approached their work, with a particular emphasis on the creative process, by using mark making, research and experimentation, thus focusing on the development of their individual creative expression. The artists are Jules Critchinson, Hilary Highet, Rachel Hudson, Elizabeth Richie, Kathie Scott, Sue Warren and Libby Washington. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.

Maria Barbashina & The Boat Building Academy Russian-born Lyme Regis resident Maria Barbashina will be exhibiting some of her latest vivid and colourful paintings and portraits alongside pieces of woodwork, furniture and even whole boats made at Lyme’s renowned Boat Building Academy. The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.  Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.


12 – 31 October

Realism to Abstraction In her latest work, Lyme Regis artist Christine Allison continues to draw inspiration from the natural world but renders her paintings in two very different ways, one realistic; the other abstracted.  She portrays the bonds between domestic animals and their humans in realistic, sensitive and perceptive portraits in oil paint. In contrast, inspired by her garden, she creates curious, colourful, abstracted oil paintings, which at times resemble richly embroidered textiles or perhaps crazy dreams. Christine is running 6 workshops during her exhibition on themes extracted from her book ‘Drawing: techniques and tutorials for the complete beginner’, reprinted this year by The Guild of Master Craftsman Publications. Suitable for all abilities, contact her at for booking information. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30-4.30. Free admission.


13 – 14 October

Art in the Barn Exhibition of Art & Rural Crafts, North Perrott Fruit Farm, TA18 7SS. 11am – 4.30pm Tel: 01460 77090.

The Big Colyton Art Show. Artists, jewellers and ceramicists from across the region at Colyton Grammar School, Colyford.


13 October – 17 November

Dead Scribble on Walls: Camilla Nock Phd re-imagines a melancholic shadow cast by the First World War. The work explores a trans-generational connection to a legacy of embodied grief in which the desire to counter the risk of forgetting is mediated through the obligation of the artist to express empathy. This fragile act of expression traces memory and mourning through the writings of William Morris, Edmund Blunden and Ivor Gurney. Throughout Wilfred Owen’s “The eternal reciprocity of tears” remains a central theme. The imperative of the practice is to reflect on how narratives of loss may be repositioned and reconfigured in retrieval through painting. Allsop Gallery, Bridport Art Centre



18 – 31 October

A Brush with Imagination A solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Peter Coates featuring landscapes, seascapes, humour, mystery and intrigue all in beautiful colour. “I never stand still and like to explore new ideas so in this exhibition there are new themes that invite you to look closer, be curious, be surprised, to read in what you will … and smile!”  The Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am – 4.30pm. Free admission.


Until 21 October

Exhibition: IMAGE Reflections on Contemporary Culture Through Photography. A two-fold exhibition presenting a diverse range of contemporary and historical photographers; who each investigate aspects of identity. IMAGE addresses the ways in which these photographers employ visual manipulation to create finished photographs imbued with play, humour and surrealism. Artists include: Peter Beard, Andy Warhol, Mick Rock, Norman Parkinson, Cecil Beaton, Angela Williams, Neal Slavin, Charlie Wheeler, Nancy Bundt, Ray Bellisario, Lewis Morley, Angus McBean, Daniel Farson, Polly Penrose, Maisie Cousins, Natalie Krick, Juno Calypso and a collaboration between Anna Fox and Alison Goldfrapp. Messums Wiltshire, Place Farm, Court Street, Tisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LW.


21 – 24 October

Jurassic Coast Art Exhibition Featuring paintings of iconic coastal landscapes from West Dorset including Lyme Regis, Golden Cap, and West Bay by local artist Colin Bentley. The exhibition is the second in a series of three as part of a collaborative project between Colin and the Jurassic Coast Trust, which will eventually encompass all 95 miles of the World Heritage Site, spanning from Exmouth to Swanage. The Tithe Barn, Symondsbury, Bridport Dorset DT6 6HG  Guy Kerr, 01308 807000


24 October – 18 November

TUC 150 exhibition banner 10am – 4pm Grand Jury Room, Shire Hall Historic Courthouse Museum

Free. In 1934, the TUC chose the tiny Dorset village of Tolpuddle to host large scale celebrations of the Tolpuddle Centenary. The Tolpuddle Martyrs and their village consequently became figureheads and the spiritual home of the Trade Union Movement. 25 October Talk at 7pm in the Justice Café.


Until 27 October

Experience the Landscape of East Devon A new exhibition has opened at Thelma Hulbert Gallery (THG) featuring well-known East Devon beauty spots including Fire Beacon Hill, Harpford Woods and Woodbury Castle. The exhibition is the culmination of a year-long collaborative project between THG and East Devon AONB, marking 25 years of the East Devon Way, the 40 mile footpath running from Exmouth to Lyme Regis. Thelma Hulbert Gallery       , Elmfield House,    Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006.


27 October – 14 November

Charles Anderson, Mhairi McGregor, Jackie Philip. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN  01935 815261


27 October – 17 November

Objet Trouve: Ilton RPS Photographic Group, Members Exhibition “A collection of photographic images from 12 members of the group depicting and interpreting the theme of Found Objects. Monochrome and colour, traditional and digital images for sale from this fascinating exhibition of images. Closed: Sundays & Mondays. The Millhouse Gallery, Millhouse, Unit 1, Rose Mills Industrial Estate, Hort Bridge, Ilminster TA19 9PS (same building as F.east Restaurant.) tel : 01460 52866 contact Justin Orwin.

All welcome – free entry. Good parking. Not good for disabled access as on upstairs floor, our apologies.

Food and refreshments available in the restaurant. Character Gallery and building.Pauline Rook ARPS.


29 October – 24 November

Made in Glastonbury Original art, craft and photography made in the Isle of Avalon by a group of artists inspired by their unique surroundings. Monday – Friday 9.30am – 4.30pm. Saturday 9.30am – 2.30pm. Free. Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster. TA19 0AN. 01460 54973.


Until 31 October

New Exhibition: The Fossil Foreshore Triptych Lyme Regis Museum is thrilled to announce the opening of a brand-new exhibition showcasing the Fossil Foreshore Triptych, the work of artist and Uplyme resident Michael Blooman. Blooman trained at the Royal College of Art in the 1960s and became an art lecturer and teacher. While living near Maldon, the East Anglian Coast became a subject of particular interest, and a fascination with coastal areas has endured, inspiring his work. Lyme Regis Museum


Until 3 November

Suddenly Last Summer 2018 A curated selection of work from the 2018 graduating cohort of Arts University Bournemouth. AUB Campus Galleries, Wallisdown, Poole, BH12 5HH


Until 11 November

Currents: way of seeing water Julian Bailey, Luke Elwes, Vanessa Gardiner, Janette Kerr, Petter Southall. Sladers Yard, West Bay DT6 4EL 01308 459511