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

The Big Draw Festival 31st August to 3rd September

We are turning The Malthouse into a space where all visitors can experiment with different forms of drawing, using various media and surfaces, these drawings being inspired by the local environment of The Town Mill and of Lyme Regis.  The atmosphere will create a playful setting which links with The Big Draw’s theme of ‘play’.  […]

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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

DORSET ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE WEEK – 6th to 16th September

Dorset Architectural Heritage Week is an annual event which aims to stimulate public awareness of Dorset’s rich architectural and cultural heritage.  The Town Mill  will be offering free guided tours of our lovingly restored working watermill during this week – all we ask is for a donation to the charitable trust that protects the mill […]

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22nd June 2018

Barmy Breadmaking Contest 2018 – 24th August 11:00am – 4:00pm

More than 60 visitors participated in our drop-in bread-making competition last year, with some of the whackiest loaves we’ve ever seen being shaped and baked at the Mill.  We provide the Town Mill dough, and you use your imagination and take home the baked result.  We’ll be photographing all the finished loaves, rolls, flatbreads and […]

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22nd June 2018

Beginners’ Calligraphy Worskhop – 8th August

Wednesday August 8th, 11am to 1pm Cost. £15 materials supplied ( just bring a pencil, ruler and rubber) Want to be creative?  Come and have a go at the Art of Calligraphy in The Bakehouse Attic. Learn about the best materials to use and how letters are formed. A fun morning and it could be the […]

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22nd June 2018