Animals in Mind 22nd-28th November

The perfect exhibition for animal lovers as three friends (Hilary Bradt, Penny Ireland and Pat Greenland) who met while studying animal sculptures in clay with Brendan Hesmondhalgh in Yorkshire, share with us their collection of endearing animals (real and imagined) made out of clay as well as scrap metal. Adoptions very likely.

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8th November 2018

Realism to Abstraction 12th October to 31st October

Christine Allison draws inspiration from the natural world, but renders her oil paintings in two different ways: one realistic, the other abstracted. During the exhibition Christine will be running six morning workshops (Oct 15th, 19th, 22nd, 24th and 29th) on themes extracted from her book ‘Drawing – Techniques and Tutorials for the Complete Beginner’.  Contact […]

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8th October 2018

Charmouth to Chernobyl 13th September to 26th September

Howard Flanagan is an emerging international artist, widely known for his individual highly detailed paintings.  A finalist in the 2017 Sunday Times Watercolour Artist of the Year competition, Howard has worked this year almost exclusively with the organisers of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race and the children’s charity UNICEF, to produce 12 paintings, […]

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5th July 2018

Edge 31st August to 12th September

Four artists – glass artists Celia Goodman and Kathy Collins, potter Martin Collins and watercolourist Jasper Jacob – display their varied skills in the Courtyard Gallery, inspired by the liminal spaces in landscapes and seascapes where water meets land and desert, where field and forest meet sky.  They have joined forces for ‘Edge’ to demonstrate […]

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5th July 2018

Radiance 10th August to 29th August

Popular local painter Julie Oldfield will be showing her latest series of paintings in the Courtyard Gallery, that focus on skyscapes rather than seascapes, which she is more known for.  Having set a challenge to explore the moodiness and unpredictability of rapidly changing skies, Julie uses experimental techniques that themselves have unpredictable results, like working […]

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5th July 2018

A Feast of Colour 28th July to 8th August

Colourful vistas of semi-abstracted summertime Dorset scenes are showcased is this solo Courtyard Gallery exhibition of work by Caroline Liddington.  Her narrative paintings explore unexpected views through doorways and windows.  Some images incorporate many smaller vistas; others focus on a single aspect producing a more abstract impression.  All the work celebrates a courageous use of […]

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5th July 2018

Hillman and Lerry: Recent Works 13th July to 25th July

In the Courtyard Gallery, this is the second joint exhibition Anna Hillman and Pauline Lerry have had at the Town Mill.  Both had careers in the fashion industry and share a lifelong interest in painting, drawing and printmaking.  Dorset-based Anna is landscape inspired and is currently working with drypoint printmaking, continuing her experimentation with approach […]

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5th July 2018

Galleries – Valerie Barden 8th September to 25th September

Valerie Barden studies at Yeovil College of Art, read Art History with the Open university and has been exhibiting professionally since 1994.  Although painted in a figurative manner, Barden’s work exemplifies the qualities of abstraction and flatness specific to modern painting and their subject matter place them in a contemporary context.  This series of paintings […]

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5th July 2018

Richard Kaye, Printmaking 2014-18 17th to 29th August

Exhibiting in The Malthouse, Richard Kaye is a printmaker who is candid about enjoying the kind of subject matter that most people and artists would tend to ignore.  This has led him to produce series of prints on trees, telegraph poles, communication masts, cranes and even scaffolding.  Using copper plates and a traditional hand-pulled technique, […]

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5th July 2018

Colour, Line & Thread 2018 13th July to 1st August

This is an eclectic exhibition in The Malthouse, of work by five local artists using different media.  Hilary Buckley’s love of colour and pattern comes through in her vibrant paintings highlighting the shapes and contours of the local landscape, a sharp contrast to Philip Winstone’s cool and subtle coastal scenes with their emphasis on texture […]

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4th July 2018