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VISUAL ARTS

‘THE POETRY OF PHILIP SUTTON’

Until 18 June

Sladers Yard, West Bay Road, WEST BAY,

Bridport, DT6 4EL. Monday - Saturday 10am -

4pm. 01308 459511 /

www.sladersyard.co.uk

.

“Paintings and works on paper, including new

work.”

SOMERSET PRINTMAKERS: ‘PRINT PLUS’

Until 24 June

Trowbridge Town Hall, Market Street,

TROWBRIDGE, BA14 8EQ. Monday - Friday

10am - 4pm, Saturday 10am - 2pm. 01225

774306 /

www.trowbridgearts.com

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ROSIE SMITH AND PENNY WITHERS

Until 1 July

Church House Designs, Congresbury, BRISTOL,

BS49 5DG. Wednesday - Friday 10am - 5pm,

Saturday 10am - 1pm.

www.churchhousedesigns.co.uk

.

“Prints by

Rosie Smith, and ceramics by Penny Withers.

Church House Designs will be opening their

garden as part of an NGS Open Gardens event

on Sunday 11 June, 10.30am - 4.30pm.”

‘REGIONS OF LIGHT’

Until 2 July

Hestercombe Gallery, Hestercombe Gardens,

CHIDDEN FITZPAINE, Taunton, TA2 8LG. 11am -

4pm. 01823 413923 /

www.hestercombe.com

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“Exhibition showcasing works from the artist

and poet the Rev. John Eagles (1783 - 1855)

together with contemporary artists Jem

Southam, Rebecca Chesney and Paul

Desborough. The title, taken from a line in a

John Eagles poem, alludes to the visual

diversity within the show, which features

photography, paintings, sculpture, objects,

words and film.” See page 11.

EXETER ILLUSTRATORS: ‘BE INSPIRED’

Until 2 July

The Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Queen

Street, EXETER, EX4 3RX. Tuesday - Sunday

10am - 5pm. 01392 265858.

“A range of

artistic styles including artwork for children’s

books, observational drawings, wall murals,

graphic novel illustration and character design.”

‘A FRAGILE BEAUTY: ART ON THE

BLACKDOWN HILLS 1909 - 1925’

Until 8 July

Museum of Somerset, Taunton Castle, Castle

Green, TAUNTON, TA1 4AA. Tuesday - Saturday

10am - 5pm. 01823 255088 /

www.museumofsomerset.org.uk

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“This

exhibition captures the beauty of this Somerset

and Devon borderland in a period when the First

World War was changing English society

forever.”

SUMMER EXHIBITION

Until 11 July

John Leach Gallery, Muchelney Pottery,

MUCHELNEY, near Langport, TA10 0DW. Monday

- Saturday 9am - 1pm and 2 - 5pm. 01458

250324 /

www.johnleachpottery.co.uk.

“A lively

summer exhibition featuring glass by Sally Kent,

prints by Jean Stevens, jewellery by Holly Webb,

and signed ceramics by John Leach, Nick Rees

and Mark Melbourne.”

‘FIND ANOTHER BATH’

Until 12 July

Central Gallery, Royal United Hospitals, Combe

Park, BATH, BA1 3NG. Monday - Sunday 8am -

8pm. 01225 824987 /

www.artatruh.org

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“This

exciting and diverse collection of works

celebrates some of Bath’s industrial history and

honours the labour force that enabled this

industry, highlighting the conditions they lived

and worked in and contrasting it with the

sectors of the city where there was freedom of

choice and money to spend.”

‘GREENFYLDE ART ALIVE’

2 - 13 May

Ilminster Arts Centre, The Meeting House, East

Street, ILMINSTER, TA19 0AN. Monday - Friday

9.30am - 4.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 2.30pm.

01460 55783 /

www.themeetinghouse.org.uk.

“Young artists aged 2 - 9 showcase their latest

work.”

ANDREW WASHINGTON

3 - 9 May

The Gallery, Shaftesbury Art Centre, Bell Street,

SHAFTESBURY, SP7 8AR. 10am - 4pm. 01747

855243.

Photographs.

MATISSE: DRAWING WITH

SCISSORS

Sheila Mannes-Abbott

A Botanical Life

28/06/17-9/07/17

An exhibition of the life and work of celebrated

botanical artist, Sheila Mannes-Abbott.

find us:

watchet, TA23 0AQ

CONTAINSART.CO.UK

open 11am-4pm Wed-Sun

& daily during holidays

The French painter, sculptor and designer, Henri Matisse (1869 - 1954) was one of the

20th century’s most influential artists. His vibrant works are celebrated for their

extraordinary richness and luminosity of colour and his spectacular paper cut-outs were

his final triumph.

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors

, a Hayward Touring exhibition from the

Southbank Centre, features 35 posthumous prints of the famous cut-outs that he

produced in the last four years of his life, when confined to his bed. It includes many of

his iconic images, such as

The Snail

and the

Blue Nudes

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Matisse continued creating highly original works into his eighties. For his cut-outs he

used paper hand-painted with gouache, which he carved into with scissors. The colours

he used were so strong that he was advised by his doctor to wear dark glasses.

The lithographic reproductions in this exhibition are taken from a special double issue of

Verve

, a review of art and literature, published by Matisse’s friend, the critic and fine art

publisher

Tériade

, in 1958, four years after Matisse’s death. The publication was

planned during Matisse’s lifetime and the first lithographic plates were prepared under

his direction a few days before he died.

Matisse began his working life as a lawyer, before going to Paris to study art in 1890. At

first strongly influenced by the Impressionists, he soon created his own style, using

brilliant, pure colours, and started making sculptures as well as paintings. In 1905 he

and his colleagues were branded the

Fauves

(wild beasts) because of their

unconventional use of colour.

31 May - 25 June:

Contains Art, East Quay, WATCHET, TA23 0AQ. Wednesday - Sunday

11am - 4pm. 07583 368072 /

www.containsart.co.uk

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‘L’ESCARGOT (THE SNAIL)’ (Gouache découpée, 286 x 287 cm, 1952 - 53)

PANAYIOTIS MARLAGOUTSOS

4 - 23 May

LT Gallery, 1 Orchard Street, WESTON-SUPER-

MARE, BS23 1RG. Tuesday, Friday and Saturday

10am - 4pm, Thursday 12noon - 7pm. 07730

431726 /

www.ltgallery.com

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Paintings.

‘CONSERVING A MOMENT IN TIME’

5 - 17 May

Hengistbury Head Visitor’s Centre,

BOURNEMOUTH, BH6 4EN. 10am - 5pm. 01202

451618 /

www.artbydanielgrant.com.

Daniel

Grant will be exhibiting 2D and 3D work

inspired by the experience of working on site at

Hengistbury Head.”