Until 15 August
Quercus Gallery, 1 Queen Street, BATH BA1 1HE
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
01225 428211 / 07738 929089 Visit Website
Printmaking has grown increasingly important for Sandra Porter. Working with grids and squares it is difficult to define which comes first paint or print. Visiting the Isle of Skye she found that the corrugated sheds and farm buildings in outrageous pinks and greens resonated with the lines and blocks of tone in her current work. In the next series of prints, figuration began to creep in: a roof here, a chimney pot there, a boarded up window, speaking of the harshness of the northern climate and the rural way of life in this remote area of the British Isles. Porter's black carborundum prints are reliant on the heavy pressure of the press to bring out the texture of the process. Borrowing snippets of technique from Jasper Johns she inks up the plate with white and soaks her completed print in black indian ink as it comes off the press. The image emerges as the ink dries. In 4 coloured prints using viscosity techniques she rolls hard, medium and soft rollers to isolate the different colours leading to fascinating, beautiful tones and hues which allow subtle differences within editions. Moving between unique prints and small paintings her colour has become increasingly vibrant and celebratory.
Until 14 July
David Simon Contemporary, 3 - 4 Bartlett Street, BATH BA1 2QZ
Monday - Saturday 10am - 6pm (Wednesday 2 - 6pm)
01225 460189 Visit Website
A major solo exhibition of raku ceramics by this leading Scottish ceramicist, examining patterns and strata of ancient Lewisian Gneiss rock.
Until 15 July
Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, LYME REGIS DT7 3PU
01297 444111 Visit Website
An eclectic exhibition of paintings, textiles, photography and land art by Hilary Buckley, Sue Calder, John Calder, and Pete Hackett.
Until 15 July
The Courtyard Gallery, Town Mill, Mill Lane, LYME REGIS DT7 3PU
10.30am -5pm
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Zee Jones and Pam Allsop present their latest paintings - full of energy, colour and movement with the goal of making people feel good about life.
10 July to 15 July
Centrespace Gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, BRISTOL BA1 1AE
10am - 6pm
0117 929 1234 Visit Website
Matt will be creating large drawing projects every day as well as exhibiting work from the past 3 years
14 July to 15 July
The Cafe & Foyer Galleries, Bridport Arts Centre, South Street, BRIDPORT DT6 3NR
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm.
01308 424204 Visit Website
Stephen Banks has been photographing the night skies of Dorset for over three years. These visually stunning images marry Dorset’s fantastically dark skies with some of its best-known landscapes to great effect
Until 16 July
Victoria Art Gallery, Bridge Street, BATH BA2 $AT
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 1.30 - 5pm
01225 477233 Visit Website
Howard Jeffs shows his mastery of different printmaking techniques. The prints, which include etchings of waterfalls and woodcuts of rivers, reflect his interest in familiar landscapes in England and France.
10 July to 16 July
Hayloft Gallery, 14 Wick Lane, CHRISTCHURCH BH23 1HX
10am - 4pm
01202 428004 Visit Website
Original arts and crafts.
16 July to 17 July
The Gallery Upstairs, Upton Country Park, POOLE BH17 7BJ
10.30am - 4pm
01202 590600 Visit Website
Sculpture from recycled materials by Chris Davies, textiles by Karen Mallik, textiles and mixed media by Doff Davies, and powerboat photography by Chris Davies.
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