1 – 19 June
‘Jubilee!’ Mixed Open Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. Open daily 10:30-4:30. Free admission & parking. Contact 01308 301326 www.sousouwest.co.uk. A celebratory exhibition to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Visitors are encouraged to create sketches, prints or paintings to display in the Gallery Shop.
1 – 25 June
Unique Framecraft welcomes Marie Blake as guest artist throughout the month of June. Marie will be exhibiting original screenprints under the title ‘Echo and Refrain’, a graphic narrative resurrected by dreams in which an unexplained childhood bereavement has been resolved through the healing processes of drawing, painting and printmaking. Viewing daily from 8.30 am to 4pm at Unique Framecraft, Units 4-5 Millway Rise Workshops, Second Avenue, Axminster. EX13 5HH. Telephone 01297 631614 or 07801 260259. Instagram@ uniqueframecraft.
Until 12 June
Waterline 2022 Contemporary abstract photographs by Lois Wakeman and Tricia Scott of weathered and textured boat hulls. Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge Street, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk.
‘Reflections of Venice: Robert Crisp’ Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. Open daily 10:30-4:30. Free admission & parking. Contact 01308 301326 www.sousouwest.co.uk. Robert’s new exhibition at Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery in Symondsbury is the result of five years of study, experimenting with different surfaces, grounds and mediums. Entitled ‘Reflections of Venice’, Robert showcases the culmination of many hours spent sketching and testing colours which would best represent the light and tones of Venice, and striving to capture the atmosphere of the city in a visually recognisable way, but in an abstract style.
Until 16 June
Mixed Spring Exhibition of Gallery and Guest Artists. Returning to normality we hope with an exhibition featuring all our gallery artists including sculptors Johannes von Stumm and Sarah Moore, ceramicist Alison Wear and many paintings and prints from Phillippa Headley, Kim Pragnell, Colin Moore, Ruth Ander, to name but a few. Visitors also welcome outside normal hours by prior appointment. Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR. Opening / performance times: Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon from 10:00 – 16:00. Tel. 01305 848 909. www.tincletongallery.com.
17 – 23 June
Five go to Lyme exciting exhibition by this diverse quintet of artists: Liz Vonberg, Susan Paradise, Lesley Hook, Alison Summerfield & Lynsey Pickwell. Malthouse Gallery, the Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. www.townmill.org.uk Friday – Thursday 10 a.m. – 4.30 p.m.
Until 18 June
AKA Mash P – Photography Exhibition Nathaniel Sesay, aka Mash P, was forced to fight aged 9 in Sierra Leone’s brutal civil war. Later, living on the street, alone with his camera, but supported by WAYout Arts he began taking photographs on the Bume Dirty Box rubbish dump in Freetown where many families scrape an existence. Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. Opening hours: 10am – 4pm Tue – Sat.
20 June – 3 July
‘Mainly Flowers of the Wayside Sally Maltby’ Sou’-Sou’-West Arts Gallery, Symondsbury Estate, Bridport DT6 6HG. Open daily 10:30-4:30. Free admission & parking. Contact 01308 301326 www.sousouwest.co.uk. A photography and digital art exhibition of plants that thrive in unlikely situations; Swanage artist Sally Maltby will also show some garden plant images and some of beads.
Until 25 June
In Xanadu: Coleridge and the West Country An exhibition in partnership with the British Library to showcase the earliest manuscript of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s extraordinary poem Kubla Khan. 10.00 am – 5.00 pm Tue – Sat (some Sunday opening) The Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA Museumofsomerset.org.uk See website for booking information.
25 June – 3 July
Trio During the Beaminster Festival three artists from the town will be exhibiting paintings at a new pop-up gallery in White Hart Yard at the centre of the town. Moira Baumbach, Alan Green and Chris Kennedy have exhibited widely, nationally as well as internationally, but rarely get to show their work in Beaminster. The gallery will be open afternoons. White Hart Yard, Hogshill Street, Beaminster DT8 3AE.
25 June – 3 September
“Our World, Your Choice” An exhibition examining how we lived in the past; workshops and exhibits by local businesses all relating to the issue of climate change and how we can all make small adjustments to our lives to help. Mon, Thur, Fri, Sat 10am-4pm. Free. Crewkerne & District Heritage Centre, Market Square, Crewkerne. Somerset. TA18 7LP. www.crewkernemuseum.co.uk.
Until 26 June
FOUND Form, Texture, Improvisation A Conversation with the Land in ceramic, plaster, textiles, found objects, print and drawings. Dave King, Jenny Graham, Jacy Wall. Shippon Gallery, Hook Farm, Chardstock EX13 7DD. Every Saturday 11am – 4pm. Other times by arrangement. firstname.lastname@example.org. 01460 220021 Directions on website: theshippongallery.com.
Ray Balkwill’s The River’s Voice is a celebratory exhibition of painting the Exe Estuary for over four decades. The Cafe at RAMM, Queen Street, Exeter, EX4 3RX. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10am to 5pm. Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays. Admission free and all work is for sale. rammuseum.org.uk. raybalkwill.co.uk.
Until 2 July
Janette Kerr recent paintings A thousand kilometres between – from Shetland to Skagaströnd in the Ground Floor Gallery, Sladers Yard. Janette Kerr’s energetic paintings of sea, wind, and light express what is felt as much as seen. Gabriele Koch makes ceramics of exceptional poise and presence. Petter Southall’s superb furniture designs and craftsmanship. Our pick of new work by Dorset artists to celebrate the summer. Gabriele Koch ceramics, Petter Southall furniture. Sladers Yard Contemporary Art, Craft and Furniture Gallery, West Bay Bridport Dorset DT6 4EL Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm Entry: free Phone: 01308 459511 www.sladersyard.co.uk.
Until 23 July
FRESH! Devon Artist Network FRESH! brings together new works by leading artists and creatives from Devon Artist Network. Featuring work selected from an open call including painting, sculpture, pottery, glass work, textile and markmaking. Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10-5. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com.
Until 25 September
Canvas & Rock an exhibition by Philomena Harmsworth. A fusion of paint, charcoal and neon – some of the media used in this latest collection. New Inn, Stoke Abbott, DT8 3TJ. Opening hours are 12-2pm & 6-11pm Weds – Sunday. Check website before travelling.
Until 31 October
‘Buried in Time’ at West Bay Discovery Centre. Open daily 11 am – 4 pm excluding Mondays. Admission free, donations welcomed. There will be various walks, talks and events associated with this exhibition during this period. Further details. http://www.westbaydiscoverycentre.org.uk/