Town Mill launches newly-refurbished art galleries

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THE Town Mill in Lyme Regis has announced its programme of upcoming events at its newly-refurbished art galleries.

July will see two contrasting displays, with the annual ‘Colour, Line & Thread’ exhibition return for the eighth year to the Malthouse Gallery from July 12 to 31.

This will include works of art in an eclectic variety of mediums by Hilary Buckley, John Calder, Sue Calder, Philip Winstone and Russell Coulson.

Meanwhile, the Courtyard Gallery will host ‘Totutre Tips from Guantanamo Bay’, curated by student Ruby Copplestone and bringing together professionals from Axminster to Australia, together with artists from the Woodroffe School and Thomas Harde School.

This will be the first chance to see this touring exhibition, with an open evening scheduled for Monday, July 15. 

Both galleries will be holding an open evening for artists to view the new spaces on August 2 between 5pm and 7pm.

Artists are also invited to participate in the Town Mill Galleries Open Exhibition. The aim of the event is to celebrate the work of established and emerging artists and officially launch the newly-refurbished art galleries.

Work in the following media will be considered for exhibiting: painting, original prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography, with the closing date for entries being July 22.

An invited judging panel will choose the work to be accepted, with the aim of creating a well-balanced exhibition to be displayed in both galleries from August 7 and 23.

Winners will be chosen in three categories – Judges’ Choice (£150 prize), Judges’ Runner-Up (£50 prize) and Town Mill Volunteers’ Choice (£50 prize).

There are two options for submission into the open event, costing £15 and £25. For full details and an entry form for the open exhibition, email

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Francesca grew up in Lyme Regis and has worked in community journalism in the area since 2011, having gained a First Class Honours degree in journalism and her NCTJ qualifications at Southampton Solent University.

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