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Unsettling Landscapes at St Barbe gallery

LYMINGTON’s St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery hosts an inspiring and intriguing autumn exhibition, Unsettling Landscapes: The Art of the Eerie, co-curated by natural history writer and environmental thinker Robert Macfarlane, continuing until 4th January. With work by some of the most important artists of the past 100 years, the exhibition explores eerie representations of…

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Nick Andrew finds a gap in the market

WILTSHIRE artist Nick Andrew, whose watercolours and drawings of London squares delighted his fans a few years ago, has been spending time in Salisbury Market and the results are on show in A Gap in the Market, at Fisherton Mill in the city. The drawings explore the activity, movement and transitory nature of Salisbury market…

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Celebrating Elizabeth Adam at the Slade Centre

AN exhibition of ceramics, screen prints and life drawings at the Slade Centre at Gillingham, running to 4th September, is a celebration of the work of the Dorset artist, Elizabeth Adam. A book to accompany the exhibition is being launched on 21st August. It features photographs of Elizabeth’s house, studio and garden taken by Kirsten…

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Poet and artist show together

DORSET poet Catherine Simmonds and artist Rachel Sargent have a second joint exhibition, from 29th September to 5th October at Shaftesbury Arts Centre. The Plymouth gallery, in Hyde Park Road, will show Far West – A Cornish Coastline, following artist residencies at Cape Cornwall, where, Rachel says, “we delved into the rich natural history of that…

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Bruton exhibition dazzles and delights

   FOR many years, one of the great pleasures of the summer for anyone interested in the visual arts scene in this area has been the annual Bruton Art Society exhibition at King’s School. This year, returning after an online-only show in 2020, the work on view is perhaps the best ever. Now, you might…

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Somerset artists open their studios

MORE than 300 members of Somerset Art Works are taking part in this year’s Somerset Open Studios, running from 18th September to 3rd October. With work in more 200 studios and spaces, it will be one of the largest Open Studios events to date. Visitors have the opportunity to go behind the scenes and meet…

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Thomas J Price at Hauser & Wirth

LONDON-based sculptor Thomas J Price is having his inaugural exhibition at Hauser & Wirth Somerset in the autumn, but before that he will be artist-in-residence at the gallery this summer. Price has rapidly become one of the most important British contemporary sculptors of his generation, subverting stereotypical representations of figures we value in society and…

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Creation in eight million stitches…

THREADS through Creation, opening at Salisbury Cathedral on 17th August, is a stunning exhibition of 12 enormous embroidered panels that explore the story of the Creation. Inspired by the verses of Genesis, the first book in the Bible, textile artist Jacqui Parkinson reimagines this ancient story in a vibrant combination of eight million stitches, layers…

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Public art for Yeovil town

THE past and future of Yeovil will be celebrated in public areas of the town centre through art concepts created in collaboration with community groups interested in the arts and their role in the future of the town. After interviews with a number of artists, South Somerset District Council appointed YOU&ME Architecture with community poet…

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Red House show for Lymington artist

HAMPSHIRE artist Andrew Halliday has won top prize at the Red House Museum and Gallery open exhibition in Christchurch – the prize is a month long solo show at the gallery in 2022 or 2023. Andrew, who is a tutor in Lymington, comes from an artistic family. Born in Warwickshire in 1969, his mother is…

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