Popular local artists to showcase work at mill

TWO colourful exhibitions of work by three popular local artists will grace the walls of the Town Mill’s galleries in the coming weeks, both running from June 29 to July 11.

In a joint exhibition entitled ‘Them Again’, Zee Jones and Pam Allsop continue to explore mixed media, collage and colour in their return visit to the Courtyard Gallery. There is always something fresh in their work that encompasses themes of sea and landscapes, still life and flowers, as well as abstracts.

For both artists, working in collage brings together their love of painting with their skill at sculpting images with mixed media in order to create texture, shape and structure. In this way, they create a painterly equivalent to sculpture, which they hope will be exciting, uplifting and pleasurable.

Over at the Malthouse, artist Chelsea Davine will be offering a new show called ‘Stories from the City, Stories from the Sea’, which explores through photography and drawings the inspiration behind her large scale oil paintings.

In her working practice, Chelsea draws upon memories and images of the Dorset coastline where she grew up and the details of its surrounding landscape, as well as the energy and vibrancy of the architecture of the city where she now lives, Barcelona.

Returning to Lyme Regis for this exhibition provided her with the perfect opportunity to showcase her collection of photographs and the materials she is inspired by alongside the work she exhibits around the world.

Chelsea said: “Being able to exhibit in the form of a solo show in the beautiful Malthouse gallery back home in Lyme Regis, where I spent my formative years, I felt it would be a perfect opportunity to explore and show the photographs I have taken over the years and the materials that I am inspired by, alongside the work I exhibit around the world.”

Both exhibitions are open daily from 10.30am, admission is free and further details can be found at www.townmillarts.co.uk

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