A new art exhibition, Abstracting Lyme's Past, is coming to the Lyme Regis Museum's Rotunda Gallery this summer.

Between May 25 and July 20, the Lyme Regis Museum will feature works from the Lyme Abstract Art Group in an exhibition.

Founded in 2022, the group consists of eight enthusiastic local artists who, with their group leader, produce artwork both individually and as a collective, embracing all forms of abstract art.

Working from the local area, the group was inspired by the museum and its collections to create this exhibition.

They used various methods, including acrylic painting, mixed media, textiles and mono-printing, to bring their ideas to life.

Group leader Sue Hodgetts said: "Working from sketches and photographs that inspire each member of the group, the journey from fledgling idea through to finished painting is one of exploration, discussion, experimentation and sheer determination.

"Using sketchbooks to investigate mark-making and shapes, as well as colour mixing and writing, everyone has developed their own work in a totally unique way, making the creative process an essential part of the development of their own individual style.

"This is what gives this particular exhibition the flavour of a traditional contemporary gallery – every piece is so very different from the next."

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The artists include Bob Andrews, Jayne Avery, Patricia Baybutt, Anna Bonavia, Claire Colliard, Kath Gigg, Beverley Glock, Jenny Waldron and Sue Hodgetts.

The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Saturday between 10am and 5pm, as well as Sundays from 10am to 4pm.

Check the Lyme Regis Museum's website for the latest information - lymeregismuseum.co.uk.