Gallery Events

1 – 30 September

Kit Glaisyer presents an evolving exhibition of his West Country landscape paintings, with works on show in his gallery and studio, including original paintings, drawings, and prints on canvas. Open Weds & Sat 10-3pm or by appointment. Kit Glaisyer Gallery, 11 Downes Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JR. 07983 465789 @kitglaisyer

DIDI  Open daily from 8.30 – 4pm at Unique Framecraft, Unit’s 4-5 Millwey Rise Workshops, Second Avenue, Axminster, Devon. EX13 5HH Telephone 01297 613614 or 07801 260259 . @uniqueframecraft . What3words:- warning.tasteful.elaborate

Until 2 September

Hope: Ways forward into a changing world Frances Hatch ARWS paintings, Rachel Fenner ARCA paintings, Adela Powell ceramics. Caroline Sharp woven sculpture, Petter Southall furniture. Sladers Yard, 6 West Bay Rd, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL. 01308 459511.

The 33rd Annual Exhibition of Mosterton Art Group celebrating the work of local artists, will be held in The Skyrm Room, Beaminster. The exhibition is open between 10am and 5pm, (it closes at 4pm on the Sunday). Entry is free.

2 September – 28 October

THG Open 2023 Open submission exhibition showcasing the rich talent of both established and emerging contemporary visual artists living in the South West. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX 01404 45006.

2 – 30 September

Mallorcan Landscapes 1950-1980 The Art Stable is delighted to be presenting a third exhibition of work by Robert and Dorothy Bradbury, the last one being in 2020, paintings that are full of energy, colour, and the warmth of the sun. The Art Stable Child Okeford Blandford Dorset DT11 8HB.

Teresa Lawton Recent Work Teresa Lawton was born in Poole and studied Fine Art at Winchester. Exhibitions include the Art Loan Collection at Bournemouth University, the Discerning Eye Exhibition selected by HRH the Prince of Wales, the Royal Academy Summer Shows, the New York Art Fair and numberous exhibitions in and around London. The Art Stable Child Okeford Blandford Dorset DT11 8HB.

Until 3 September

Three Pairs of Hands Eype Centre for The Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport DT6 6AR Open daily 10 – 4.30 pm. Free admission and parking. for further details.

3 September – 15 October

Contemporaries Painter Michael Crowther and sculptor Dave King. The Shippon Gallery, Hook Farm, Chardstock EX13 7DD Friday – Sunday 11am – 4pm or by appointment www:

5 – 30 September

The Textile Set: EAST Join members of The Textile Set for an exhibition in the Main Gallery where they use their imagination to travel through eastern countries and explore their cultures, wonder at the beauty of the east windows in churches and marvel at the everyday spectacle of sunrise. Ilminster Arts Centre, TA19 0AN. Tues-Sat, 9.30am – 3pm. Free entry.

The Garden & Beyond A solo exhibition of abstract impressionism by Joanna Commings in the Cafe Gallery. Inspired by the natural landscape around her, Joanna works with the effects of sunlight through foliage, clouds, reflections or movement of water, and effects of season and weather. Ilminster Arts Centre, TA19 0AN. Tues-Sat, 9.30am – 3pm. Free entry.

8 September – 5 January

Autumn mixed exhibition features over a dozen of our gallery artists, plus four guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. Newcomer Consuelo Child-Villiers brings visionary oils. A nautical theme comes from printmaker Colin Moore and Kim Pragnell’s charcoal deftly contrasts curvature of the boats with the linearity of the yard architecture. Hill forts enter by way of landscape monoprints from Bristol-based Ruth Ander. The Hampshire artist Philippa Headley adds her impressionistic landscape oils to the mix alongside the detailed landscape etchings of Devon-based Mary Gillett. A variety of raku ceramics are with us from London-based artist Alison Wear as well as stonework from Sarah Moore and the fine metal/glass/stone scuptures from Bershire based Johannes von Stumm. Imogen Bittner has some new textile pieces as well as work from London-based guest artist Chloe Fremantle and pieces by local guest artist Sarah Batt. Tincleton Gallery, The Old School House, Tincleton, nr Dorchester, DT2 8QR Opening / performance times: 10AM – 4PM   Fri/Sat/Sun/Mon Or by appointment Admission fee: nil. 01305 848 909

9 – 24 September

Colyton Artisan Quarter are bringing demos, workshops and a wide array of arts and crafts to this year’s Devon Open Studios event, with Umborne Bridge Studio and Finn Studio teaming up to make this the biggest venue in East Devon including one of this year’s bursary and prize winners, Alex Boon, nature journaler.  Stained glass making, printmaking, felting, photography, watercolour and acrylic art, mixed media, jewellery, prints, cards and gifts available. Free entry and parking, coffee shop next door, 10-4pm daily except Mondays and Tuesdays. Umborne Bridge Studio and Finn Studio, Units 1 & 5, Dolphin St, Colyton, EX24 6LU and 07828 859755.

9 September – 11 November

Many Moons Marzia Colonna and Fiamma Colonna Montagu. Sladers Yard, 6 West Bay Rd, West Bay, Bridport DT6 4EL. 01308 459511.

10 – 21 September

“Open Spaces and Quiet Corners”  an exhibition of paintings by Kathie Scott and Rachel Hudson inspired by our local land and sea-scapes The Malthouse, Town Mill, Lyme Regis Contact: 01297 444633

Until 16 September

Visual Rhythm Works by John Austin-Williams, Imogen Bittner, Mala Hassett, June Lisle, Helen Simpson and Gillian Collins. Tue to Sat 10am to 5pm Malthouse Gallery and Studio, East Lambrook Manor Gardens, Silver Street, East Lambrook, South Petherton, Somerset  TA13 5HH

Until 18 September

Unfolding, Unfurling Kaori Kato Artist-in-residence Kaori Kato took over the barn to create a site-specific installation.  The geometric patterns and organic forms  are created by hand-folding paper. Messums Wiltshire Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW. E: T: 01747 445042.

22 – 28 September

Mindfulness in Vogue An exhibition of works The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU.

22 September – 11 October

Savour the Moment Michael Clark The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN.

23 September

Mappercombe Makers Open Day visit 30 makers in their workshops in five sites Open 11 – 4pm. Nettlecombe DT6 3SS. Instagram. @mappercombemakers.

Until 25 September

Quiet Strength Becky Allen, Purdey Fitzherbert, Alice von Maltzahn, Emilie Pugh. This exhibition presents work by four exceptional artists. While their practices vary in concept and approach, there is a shared affinity in the work and their relationship with the material. Messums Wiltshire Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP3 6LW. E: T: 01747

29 September – 5 October

Inspiration An exhibition and sale of an eclectic mix of work from 7 West Dorset artists encompassing painting, ceramics and stained glass. 10am – 4pm The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis Dorset DT7 3PU

Until 30 September

What Is Beautiful? Bridport Arts Centre will be hosting an interactive visual-arts project based in the Allsop Gallery, exploring personal and universal themes of beauty. This will include a series of workshops as well as a mini exhibition with reproductions of historical and modern art and a chance to add your thoughts on each piece. We are also asking the general public to submit their own response; what do you think is beautiful? This can be in any form, such as a painting, poem or object, and submissions will be displayed in the gallery for the duration of the project. To submit your response or for more information email or visit Allsop Gallery, Bridport Arts Centre, 9 South Street, Bridport DT6 3NR. 01308 424901. Gallery open 10am – 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday, Free Entry.

Until 1 October

Water and Sky Local artists Mary Noon and Vivienne Littley explore the constantly changing environments of our skies, seas and waterways through the media of watercolour, acrylics and collage.  They capture luminosity with metallics, drama with textures and emotional interaction through colour, offering the viewer a varied and exciting palette. Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, Tues-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm,

Until 7 October

PAPER: Unfolding Unfurling Kaori Kato Kato creates geometric patterns and organic forms by hand-folding paper. Her paper sculpture will be suspended from the ceiling, unfolding from the floor, rhythmically rolling over plinths and curling over the walls. As artist-in-residence Kaori will be making work on site responding to the interior of the thirteenth-century tithe barn. Messums Wiltshire. Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6LW. T:01747 445042.

Until 29 October

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year is a world-renowned exhibition that brings together some of the most incredible images of our natural world. On loan from The Natural History Museum in London, it is at Dorset Museum giving local people and tourists to the county an opportunity to enjoy this renowned exhibition. Dorset Museum, High West Street, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1XA

Until 1 January 2024

‘Gruppenausstellung’ is a celebration of Hauser & Wirth’s Swiss heritage through a playful presentation of over 20 artists, including Phyllida Barlow, Martin Creed, Nicole Eisenman, Isa Genzken, Rodney Graham, Richard Hamilton, Mary Heilmann, Camille Henrot, Richard Jackson, Rashid Johnson, Allison Katz, Paul McCarthy, Jason Rhoades, Pipilotti Rist, Dieter Roth, Björn Roth, Mika Rottenberg, Anri Sala, Cindy Sherman, Roman Signer, Lorna Simpson, Alina Szapocznikow, Franz West and David Zink Yi.  Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NL.