Gallery Events

1 – 28 February

Kit Glaisyer:  The Marshwood Vale & Beyond is an evolving exhibition of West Country landscape paintings, with works on show in the gallery and studio. Open Weds & Sat 10-3pm or by appointment. Bridport Contemporary Gallery, 11 Downes Street, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3JR. 07983 465789 www.bridportcontemporary.com @bridportcontemporary

4 – 26 February

Creative Journey To emphasise the importance of exhibiting work as part of an artist’s creative journey, we are proud to introduce this open exhibition. We support and encourage artists at all stages to exhibit in our professionally curated gallery. exhibition including painters, textile artists, photographers. 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.

4 Feruary – 8 March

Silence and slow time Louise Balaam, Nicholas Jines, Alfred Stockham and Petter Southall at Sladers Yard, West Bay, DT6 4EL. Tel’ 01308 459511.

Until 18 February

Miscellany Exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre, TA19 0AN. A mixed media exhibition including painters, textile artists, photographers and printers in 3D. A shared exhibition of 10 artists showing together at the Arts Centre for the first time. Free Entry. Open Tues-Sat, 09:30-15:00. https://www.ilminsterartscentre.com/exhibitions.

Until February 25

Dan Jaffe is guest artist for February, this is the first time that Dan has exhibited with us and will showing artworks which include trees and birds in watercolour, pencils and acrylic! Well worth a visit! Open daily from 8.30 til 4pm at Unique Framecraft, Unit’s 4 – 5 Millwey Rise Workshops, Second Avenue, Axminster EX13 5HH. Telephone 01297 631614 or 07801 260259. Instagram:- @uniqueframecraft. What3words: warned.tasteful.elaborate.

Until February 26

Month of Makers SSW Gallery Shop shines a light on selected work handmade by local artists and designer makers. 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.

Richard Hoare ‘Threshold’ Most of the works in this exhibition feature the savage and sublime coastlines and landscape of the remote and most westernmost fringe of Europe. Messums Wiltshire Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6LW

Until 4 March

A Language of Seeds Series of photographs by Devon-based artist Léonie Hampton celebrating her vegetable garden, family and friends while responding to Royal Albert Memorial Museum’s botany collection. Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX thelmahulbert.com. 01404 45006.

Schools Go Visual at Ilminster Arts Centre, TA19 0AN. The 10th exhibition featuring the creative talents of the pupils at schools in and around South Somerset. Free Entry. Open Tues-Sat, 09:30-15:00. https://www.ilminsterartscentre.com/exhibitions

Until 5 March

Portraits of Golden Cap Local artist Edward Hall draws inspiration from the iconic form and setting of this highest point on the south coast. Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis DT7 3QA, Tues/Wed-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-4pm, www.lymeregismuseum.co.uk.

Until 18 March

Brian Rice Red, Black and White Close Ltd. Close House. Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset TA3 6AE. +44 01823 480 350. Opening times: Thursday 10am – 4pm Friday 10am – 4pm Saturday 10am – 1pm.

18 March – 13 June

Paradise Found: New Visions of the Blackdown Hills explores the Blackdown Hills through the lens of 36 leading contemporary artists alongside works by members of the Camden Town Group. This new exhibition marks the launch of THG’s new East Devon wide engagement programme ‘Create Our Space’ funded by Arts Council England. 18 March, 4pm: Opening talk by Patrick Baty on Stanisława De Karlowska. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm. Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Elmfield House, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX.

Until 31 March

Brian Taylor by appointment only. Approximately 30 works by the artist Brian Taylor (1935-2013) will be on show in the exhibition including many bronze sculptures which have rarely been on public display since the early 1960s. Messums Wiltshire Place Farm, Court St, Tisbury, Salisbury SP3 6LW.

Until 8 May

Rodney Graham Getting it Together in the Country

Rodney Graham (1949 – 2022) expanded his diverse practice to encompass photography, painting, sculpture, film, video and music. A true polymath, Graham seamlessly inhabited different personae, genres and art forms throughout his unparalleled career. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NL.

The New Bend Curated by Legacy Russell, Executive Director & Chief Curator of The Kitchen, ‘The New Bend’ travels from Hauser & Wirth Los Angeles to Somerset. The exhibition brings together 12 contemporary artists working in the raced, classed and gendered traditions of quilting and textile practice. The artists featured are Anthony Akinbola, Dawn Williams Boyd, Myrlande Constant, Ferren Gipson, Tomashi Jackson, Basil Kincaid, Eric N. Mack, Sojourner Truth Parsons, Tuesday Smillie, Rachel Eulena Williams, Qualeasha Wood and Zadie Xa. Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm Dropping Lane, Bruton Somerset BA10 0NL.