Devon and Dorset artists cross the line for new exhibition in Lyme Regis

PUBLISHED: 15:00 30 July 2017

Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald

Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald

Archant

Seven artist/makers from Dorset and Devon will be happily ‘Crossing the Line’ between craft and art for a contemporary exhibition on show at the Town Mill’s Malthouse Gallery in Lyme Regis

Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald

Jennie Hanrahan, Brendon Murless, Caroline Parrott, Barbara Green, Nicola Dennis, Jeanne Goodridge and Sue Calder will be showcasing their skills in ceramics, sculpture, metalworking, printing, painting, illustration, photography and textiles.

Through their unique and inspiring work, they aim to question what, if any, tangible distinctions exist between being an ‘artist’ or a ‘craft maker’.

Is it the material they work in?

Is it the object’s ultimate use?

Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald

What about the maker’s intentions?

The show, which runs until Wednesday, August 9, will offer a tangible and lively debate on these issues and encourage visitors to express their own opinions on the supposed border between craft and art.

Over at the Courtyard Gallery, until Wednesday, August 16, Lyme-based figurative artist Justin Clark will be holding a solo exhibition of his colourful drawings and paintings, called Life in Colour.

As he said: “Each picture on show shares a struggle between sharing the awe that I feel about the human form and distilling those four-dimensional graces into two.”

Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald Crossing the Line and Life in Colour. Picture: Contributed. Midweek Herald

Justin’s work has been exhibited many times in the Mall Galleries, London, and is in private collections across the world.

Both Crossing the Line and Life in Colour will be open daily from 10.30am-4.30pm, admission is free, and further information can be found by visiting www.townmillarts.co.uk

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Other Entertainment Stories

Yesterday, 12:01

Music stars Chase and Status, Jess Glynne and Razorlight are set to headline Oceanfest18 at Croyde from June 15-17.

Read more
Wed, 17:00

There will be something new for music fans at the next Tuckers Jazz Club later this month.

Read more
Tue, 17:00

Toe-tapping jazz to performed at The Gateway, Seaton by Martin Dale and the Philip Clouts Trio.

Read more
Tue, 16:36

American classic, Cat on A Hot Tin Roof will be the first National Theatre production to be screened at Honiton’s Beehive Cinema.

Read more
Mon, 17:00

Pnato fun lined up for Kilmington as Aladdin takes to the stage.

Read more
Sunday, February 11, 2018

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs will be performed at The Beehive in Honiton this week.

Read more
Saturday, February 10, 2018

A new exhibition at Honiton’s THG will be displaying some extraordinary automata from March to May

Read more
Friday, February 9, 2018

SeatonMusic’s most recent concert in The Gateway was amazing, writes Peter Dawson.

Read more

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 9°C

min temp: 2°C

Most Read Entertainment

Useful Links

Family notices
Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Submit a Story
Buy Photos
Competitions
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Google Plus Page
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Read Online

Image
Read the Midweek Herald e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Local business directory

Honiton's trusted business finder

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists


Find planning applications