Gallery Events

30 April – 8 May

Card, Chalk & Clay An exhibition of work by three artists working in three very different mediums: Jenny Penney, Caroline Ireland and Naya Downes. Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm;  Sunday 10am – 4.30pm. Eype Church Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, nr Bridport, DT6 6AR. Free admission. www.eypechurcharts.co.uk.

1 – 13 May

Kit Glaisyer: Cinematic Landscape Paintings is an evolving exhibition of West Country landscapes with a range of works on show in the gallery and in his studio upstairs. Open Weds & Sat from 10-4pm or by appointment. Bridport Contemporary Gallery, 11 Downes Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JR. 07983 465789 www.bridportcontemporary.com @bridportcontemporary.

1 – 28 May

Debbie Lush is guest artist at Unique Framecraft. Open daily from 8am – 4pm at Unit’s 4 – 5 Millwey Rise Workshops, Second Avenue, Axminster EX13 5HH. Tel. 01297 631614 or 07801 260259.

Until 2 May

Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now. Over the past six decades Ida Applebroog has navigated an in-depth inquiry into the polemics of human relations, dissecting and reassembling the world around her spanning diverse mediums and modes of display. Now in her 90s, this comprehensive survey speaks to her radical introspection as a woman and an artist, presenting life as it is and the repetitive patterns of our existence. Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL.

6 – 12 May

A Glimpse of Glimmers Bethany Ellen Walker Open daily from 10am – 6pm. The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. www.bewstudios.com. info@bewstudios.com

Until 8 May

Cliffland Vanessa Gardiner A solo show of recent paintings and drawings. All Vanessa’s paintings are presented beautifully framed with white box frames. She works in acrylic on board or plywood. Furniture by Petter Southall. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL +44 (0)1308 459511.

‘Enclosure Acts’: Sarah Jane Ross 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. Sarah Jane Ross explores access to green spaces and the carving up of our landscape.

8 May – June 26

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. alisonoldhamart@googlemail.com. 01460 220021 Directions on website: theshippongallery.com.

13 – 20 May

Jacqueline Art 2022 Solo Exhibition “Beyond the Storm”, 10.00am-4pm, Jacqueline is back with an exhibition reflecting the  tumultuous last years, her latest works are full of vibrancy and hope for the future. Something to suit all tastes and budgets. Free Entry. Kennaway House, 01395 515551, www.kennawayhouse.org.uk.

13 – 31 May

Giles Penny The Art of Being. Penny’s focus of expression is the human form, which acts as a vehicle to explore the interaction between physical and abstract worlds and often portrays an innocent humorous quality. The nature of his figures remains eternally elusive. His paintings are instantly recognisable to anyone familiar with his sculpture. Tuesday – Saturday. The Jerram Gallery, Half Moon Street, Sherborne, Dorset DT9 3LN. 01935 815261. www.jerramgallery.com.

Until 14 May

Nick Goss, Mud Angels Imagined floods and submerged landscapes form the catalyst for Goss’ new series of paintings and works on paper, which encapsulate the impermanence of our surroundings. Curated by Melissa Blanchflower (Serpentine.)Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10-5. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com.

14 – 15 May

A Sense of Abstraction An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by artists Eva and Marko Humphrey-Lahti exploring their artistic reactions to nature, dreams, light and colour. Long Ash, White Sheet Hill, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3SF 11.00 – 16.00 or by appointment. Info@humphrey-lahti-art.com or call 07973 319 223.

14 – 19 May

Light and Colour A varied exhibition of mixed media art by budding and aspiring local artists keen to exhibit for the first time under the guidance of Trudi Ochiltree, art class teacher. Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Lyme Regis, DT7 3PU. Open daily from 11 – 4pm. Olivia Chuter Oliviachuter78@gmail.com.

14 – 29 May

Radical Romantics an exhibition of works by a selection of West Country artists inspired by Nature and the Sublime will be showing during Dorset Art Weeks (14-29 May) including Kit Glaisyer, Ruth Piper, James Ursell, Helen Jones, Daniel Bendel, and Grace Crabtree. During Dorset Art Weeks the gallery will open from Weds to Sun, 10am-5pm. Bridport Contemporary Gallery, 11 Downes Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JR. 07983 465789 www.bridportcontemporary.com @bridportcontemporary.

14 May – 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 20 May

Jeannette Hayes PPPS Solo Exhibition Alive with dynamic expressive energy, Jeannette’s landscapes resonate with a liberated optimistic creativity. Works are constructed out of lines and blocks of evocative colour; abstract activity is finely balanced with landscape reference. Artwave West, Morcombelake, Dorset DT6 6DY Open Wednesday to Saturday 10am – 5pm Contact 01297 489746 www.artwavewest.com.

Until 22 May

7th Annual Printmakers Open Emerging and well-established printmakers from across the south west exploring new exciting methods, processes or subject matter, as well as using the more traditional methods, such as etchings, woodcuts, linocuts, collographs, carborundorum, dry points, mokuhanga, monoprints, lithographs, and more. 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.

28 – 29 May

A Sense of Abstraction An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by artists Eva and Marko Humphrey-Lahti exploring their artistic reactions to nature, dreams, light and colour. Long Ash, White Sheet Hill, Beaminster, Dorset DT8 3SF 11.00 – 16.00 or by appointment. Info@humphrey-lahti-art.com or call 07973 319 223

28 May – 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 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.

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.

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. The exhibition celebrates the manuscript’s return to the county where it was written. It will tell the story of Coleridge’s time spent living in and near the Quantock Hills, his relationship with William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and the legacy of his writing. 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.

Until 26 June

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.

28 May – 12 June

Reflections of Venice Robert Crisp The result of Robert’s five years of study, experimenting with different surfaces, grounds and mediums to capture the atmosphere of Venice in a visually recognisable way, but in an abstract style. 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.

Until 29 May

Living Landscapes Antonia Phillips Paintings exploring Antonia’s enjoyment of working within the landscape, from journeys near and far. Celebrating our amazing British countryside, unique National Parks & glorious Scottish Highlands. 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.

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/

25 April – 8 May

‘Enclosure Acts’: Sarah Jane Ross 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. Sarah Jane Ross explores access to green spaces and the carving up of our landscape.

26 April – 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.

Until 8 May

Cliffland Vanessa Gardiner A solo show of recent paintings and drawings. All Vanessa’s paintings are presented beautifully framed with white box frames. She works in acrylic on board or plywood. Furniture by Petter Southall. Sladers Yard Gallery and Café Sladers, West Bay Road, West Bay, Bridport, Dorset DT6 4EL +44 (0)1308 459511.

Until 29 April

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk examines how today’s fashion industry is challenging perceptions and championing alternative ideals of beauty on the catwalk, in advertising, editorial and behind the camera. The first exhibition of its kind in the world, it looks at how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity by exploring five key themes: size; gender; age; race and disability. Visitors will learn how the industry is calling into question existing practice, and why it must address diversity from the inside out to reappraise contemporary ideals of beauty. A National Museums Scotland exhibition. The Gallery, Arts University Bournemouth.

Until 2 May

Ida Applebroog. Right Up To Now. Over the past six decades Ida Applebroog has navigated an in-depth inquiry into the polemics of human relations, dissecting and reassembling the world around her spanning diverse mediums and modes of display. Now in her 90s, this comprehensive survey speaks to her radical introspection as a woman and an artist, presenting life as it is and the repetitive patterns of our existence. Tue – Sun, 10 am – 4 pm. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset BA10 0NL

Until 14 May

Nick Goss, Mud Angels Imagined floods and submerged landscapes form the catalyst for Goss’ new series of paintings and works on paper, which encapsulate the impermanence of our surroundings. Curated by Melissa Blanchflower (Serpentine.)Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10-5. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell Street, Honiton EX14 1LX, 01404 45006 www.thelmahulbert.com

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

Until 18 June

Spring Exhibition Gallery and guest artists The Old School House, Tincleton, Nr Dorchester DT2 8QR www.tincletongallery.com.

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. The exhibition celebrates the manuscript’s return to the county where it was written. It will tell the story of Coleridge’s time spent living in and near the Quantock Hills, his relationship with William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and the legacy of his writing. 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

 

Until 26 June

Ray Balkwill’s The River’s Voice is a celebratory exhibition of painting the Exe Estuary for over four decades. Ray Balkwill was born in Exeter and graduated from Exeter College of Art in the late 60s. He returned to Exeter in the late 70s to work in advertising giving up his job as an Art Director to paint professionally in 1990. Since then he has lived and worked in Exmouth for over forty years, mainly capturing the many moods of the river. The exhibition will also feature some of his Mixed Media Assemblages from material washed up on its foreshore. 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 31 October

Exhibition Buried in Time at West Bay Discovery Centre. We are marking the 20th anniversary of the designation of the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site by looking at the geology of the stretch of coast between Eype and Burton Bradstock,  its fossils and the human element of those who study and collect them. 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/