Gallery Events

Until – 27 NOVEMBER

Autumn Open, 10.30-4.30, This seasonal exhibition organised by Lyme Bay Arts will celebrate autumn with stunning 2D and 3D artwork by local artists and craft makers, created by established names as well as by those whose work will be new to The Gallery’s many visitors. The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. www.lymebayarts.co.uk

 

Until – 30 NOVEMBER  

Lines That Are Already There. Daily 9am-4pm. An Exhibition by artist Jo Burlington. Bridport Literary & Scientific Institute www.lsibridport.co.uk. FREE/Donation

Landscapes and Seascapes of Cornwall and Britain, 10am-4.30pm, Cornish artist Stewart Kent presents a new collection of paintings in oil, watercolour and mixed media, Kennaway House Sidmouth EX10 8NG, stewartkent@btinternet.com

Pedestrian Paintings, etchings, frescoes and drawings showcasing a two-year collaborative urban outlings project by Fiona Bradford and Nikki Taylor.Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton TA11JL.01823 283244.

Arts University BournemouthAcross AUB Campus Galleries, Library, South House, University House, CRAB Drawing Studio Courtyard. “A series of Immersive Art Installations and Experiences” Lead Curator – Violet M. McClean Curator – William Hernandez Abreu Assistant Curator – Millie Lake Exhibition Designed by Rasa Vaineikyte and ThairesVicentini

 

UNTIL 1 DECEMBER

The RWA’s renowned Annual Open Exhibition returns for its 167th year with a stunning variety of work from emerging and established artists. This year’s Annual Open will include work by invited artists Adelaide Damoah and Ryan Mosley as well as the RWA’s own Academicians. 

A selection panel assesses every entry and last year 634 works by 413 artists made it into the final exhibition. This year’s selectors include Tim Marlow, art historian and Artistic Director of the RA; Adelaide Damoah, painter and performance artist; John Talbot, art collector and Mark Hudson, award-winning art writer and critic for The Telegraph. Further selectors include RWA Academicians Malcolm Ashman, Dallas Collins, Toni Davey, Stewart Geddes and Leslie Glenn Damhus. This year, for the first time, the galleries will be opening late for a special Halloween After Hours event, where you can explore the 167 Annual Open by torchlight! RWA, Queens Road, Bristol, BS8 1PX.rwa.org.uk.

 

1 December – 5 Jan

Winter Art Fair, 10.30-4.30, The Gallery Symondsbury will be taking part for the first time in the Symondsbury Estate’s Christmas Market on 1 December with the opening day of its Winter Art Fair. This festive exhibition will include affordable works of art for everyone: from sculpture and textiles to paintings and photography, not forgetting jewellery, furniture and ceramics.  Perfect for gifts for friends, family and even one’s self!  The Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. www.lymebayarts.co.uk

 

Until 3 December

Ruth Skolini Art Exhibition, Free Entry. Open 10am till 4.30pm. Kennaway House Sidmouth EX10 8NG, mail@kennawayhouse.org.uk 01395 515551

 

6 – 7 December

Robert Crisp Christmas Art Exhibition, Free Entry. Open 10am till 4.30pm. Kennaway House Sidmouth EX10 8NG, mail@kennawayhouse.org.uk 01395 515551

 

Until 7 December

The Marshwood Arts Awards and John Hubbard Prize. Biannual mixed exhibition selected by Kate Malone, Dave White, Tania Kovats, John Makepeace and Brian Griffin. Exhibitors: Brian Griffin, John Makepeace, Kate Malone, Dave White, Barbara Ash, Helena Barrowcliff, Abigail Brown, Alison Brown, Lucy Campbell, Paul Carruthers, Sayan Chanda, Claire Chandler, Mike Chapman, Jione Choi, Nesta Davies, Silva de Majo, John de Pauley, Rachel Doble & Simon Critchley, Laura Dron, Chris Dunseath, Angela Eames, Cate Field, Graham Fink, Rebecca Goddard, Gary Goodman, Bjork Haraldsdóttir, Mark Morel, Claire Mort, Ana Pais Oliveira, Alexandra Pullen, Teddy Salad, Lotte Scott, Malcolm Seal, David Taylor and Lotta Teale. The Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. www.marshwoodawards.com

 

Until 20 December

Christmas Exhibition. Showing work from current artists along with pictures and sculpture by artists who are showing for the first time in the gallery. Introducing both new artists and styles to the current collection. Prices start from £150. Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3LN 01935 815261 www.jerramgallery.com

 

Until 21 December

Christmas Collection, Mon-Fri 9.30am-4.30pm, Sat9.30am-2.30pm, Beautiful hand-crafted gifts for the Festive Season, Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East Street, Ilminster, TA19 0AN, 01460 54973, www.themeetinghouse.org.uk

Catching the Light Jenny Pocley exhibits with Amy Albright, Suchi Chldambaram, Paul Denham, Rebecca Fontaine-Wolf VPSWA, Martin Goold PS, Jeanette Hayes PPS, Robert Hewer and Leanne Stephens. Artwave West, Morcombelake, DT6 6DY 01297 489746 www.artwavewest.com

Present Makers 2019, Annual Christmas craft and design selling exhibition, Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com

 

Until 5 Jan 2020

David Smith. Field Work Debut solo show conceived as four chapters of work spanning over three decades (from 1933 to 1964) that aim to demonstrate Smith’s diverse visual language and multifaceted creative process. Curated by the artist’s daughters Rebecca and Candida Smith. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Bharti Kher A Wonderful Anarchy. New work following her 2017 three-month residency. Her first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and marks a return to the most elemental themes within her practice. Kher, who works across a multitude of forms, will present a body of sculpture, installation, and paintings. In the process of transforming found objects, and continually experimenting with materials, she layers references: to the mythological and scientific, secular and ritualistic, physical and psychological. At the centre of all works is the abstraction of shape and confluence of time in a provocative meeting of materials. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

 

Until 12 January

Radiance, Fred Cumming RA, Michael Fairclough, Rachel Fenner, Jeremy Gardiner, David Inshaw, Alfred Stcokham, Petter Southall furniture, Franny Owen Ceramics, Lynn Strover Jewellery. Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. www.sladersyard.co.uk

 

Until 18 January

Reedbeds and Waterways, brings together artworks by the printmaker Jackie Curtis. It will showcase the different printmaking techniques used by the artist. To celebrate the exhibition opening Jackie will be in the gallery on 16 November to answer questions about her practice. On 7 December Jackie will be running family-friendly drop-in printmaking sessions. In the new year (18 January) there will also be a monoprinting workshop for adults. Somerset Rural Life Museum, Chilkwell Street, Glastonbury, Somerset BA6 8DB. srlm.org.uk.

 

Until 26 January

Sea Garden takes as its starting point RAMM’s own collection of historic seaweeds, many of them collected by women during the nineteenth century from beaches in Devon. Often overlooked, these women contributed to our understanding of marine science by sharing their seaweed specimens with male scientists who then used them for their own research. Exeter’s Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Art Gallery (RAMM)

 

Until March 2020

Roots of Religion in West Bay  November opening – Saturday and Sunday 11am – 4pm. This year marks the anniversary of the opening of the Methodist Chapel (170 years ago) and St John’s Church (80 years ago). Explore the history of these two churches and the stories of those associated with them at West Bay Discovery Centre. Admission free, donations welcomed. Further details www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/

UNTIL 5 JAN 2020

David Smith.Field Work Debut solo show conceived as four chapters of work spanning over three decades (from 1933 to 1964) that aim to demonstrate Smith’s diverse visual language and multifaceted creative process. Curated by the artist’s daughters Rebecca and Candida Smith. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Bharti Kher A Wonderful Anarchy.New work following her 2017 three-month residency. Her first solo exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset and marks a return to the most elemental themes within her practice. Kher, who works across a multitude of forms, will present a body of sculpture, installation, and paintings. In the process of transforming found objects, and continually experimenting with materials, she layers references: to the mythological and scientific, secular and ritualistic, physical and psychological. At the centre of all works is the abstraction of shape and confluence of time in a provocative meeting of materials. Hauser & Wirth, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL