SEVEN talented local artists will be making a welcome return to the Town Mill in Lyme Regis.
The Courtyard Gallery will host Anna Hillman and Pauline Lerry in their second joint exhibition from July 13 to 25, while the Malthouse Gallery will be home to the annual ‘Colour Line and Thread’ exhibition, a feast of art and craft work from five familiar local names, running until August 1.
Anna Hillman and Pauline Lerry 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 and media.
From Somerset, Pauline’s mixed media paintings focus on the mood of the subject matter and nature of the media, often mixing observation and memory and responding to elements of unpredictability. Their exhibition promises some inspiring landscape and abstract paintings and prints.
Over at the Malthouse, Hilary Buckley’s love of colour and pattern comes through in her vibrant paintings highlighting the shapes and contours of the local Dorset landscape, and are insharp contrast to Philip Winstone’s cool and subtle coastal scenes with their emphasis on texture and palette.
Textile artist, Sue Calder, enjoys drawing with thread in her small hand-stitched pieces, and manipulating colour variation through fabric in her patchwork quilts, while Pete Hackett’s off-the-wall photography and sculpture always intrigue the viewer.
John Calder, though known for his iconic land art, often charred to add marks of contrast and texture, is now exploring other marking techniques including printing.
These shows are open daily from 10.30am to 4.30pm (Courtyard) and 10am to 5pm (Malthouse), admission is free and the artists themselves will be stewarding thus offering a chance for visitors to chat with them.
For further information visit www.townmillarts.co.uk