The Aborealists + Guests at Fyne Court
to Oct 6

The Aborealists + Guests at Fyne Court

The Arborealists + Guests at Fyne Court

Fyne Court Broomfield, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 2EQ 
24 Sept- 6 Oct 2019


Fyne Court is a National Trust property on the Quantocks in Somerset. The exhibition features work by over 30 artists - Members of The Arborealists as well as invited Somerset Art Works Members, for this year's Somerset Art Weeks Festival. I have been invited to show as well.

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Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios 2019
to Sep 15

Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios 2019

Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios 7-15 September 2019

9 days of Art in Bridport and across West Dorset throughout the 2nd week of September

Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios is an annual 9-day celebration of contemporary visual artists who live in Bridport and the surrounding countryside. Over 21 years, the event has grown to become a distinctive showcase for the thriving West Dorset art scene.

This year’s event takes place from 7-15 September 2019, with a FREE 56-page event Guide available in August with helpful maps to over 100 artists in 56 studios, homes and galleries across West Dorset from Abbotsbury to West Bay and Evershot to Marshwood.

Open Studio events offer the public an opportunity to visit artists’ studios and workplaces (which are usually private). You’re encouraged to talk to the artists about their creative process and discover their most recent work fresh off the easel. Most artists will have original works for sale, as well as cards & prints.  

You’ll find a wide variety of art on display, from well-known names to emerging artists and keen newcomers. Whatever your taste in art, we're sure you'll find something to enjoy - whether it’s for investment, pleasure or simply to support the talented artists.


Instagram: @bridportopenstudios   

Twitter: @bridportOS     


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6 Bridport Artists
to Apr 28

6 Bridport Artists

6 Bridport Artists

Saturday 13th to Sunday 28th April

10.30am to 4.30 pm

Meet the Artists: Saturday 13th April 10.30 – 4.30.

Eype Church Centre for the Arts, Mount Lane, Eype, Bridport DT6 6AR

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To The Fore
to Apr 7

To The Fore

To The Fore birthday exhibition will run for one weekend only, come along to the preview event on Friday 5th April 6-8pm, and pop in on Saturday and Sunday 6th & 7th April 10am-3pm. In the studio above Mount, Silk Mill West, Saxonvale, Frome, BA11 1PT

You don’t need a ticket to attend, just turn up – but if you’d like to book-in via Eventbrite you’re welcome to do so, it’ll probably help us in our planning:

Here’s the line-up so far, we’re adding more to it as we curate the show. We’re selecting work based on how it gels together, so we can’t include everyone who deserves to be shown. Believe me, there are some really fantastic artists we just couldn’t fit in this time around. We hope this exhibition is the first of many, and by holding back some gems we’ll be able to keep things fresh and interesting going forward. Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of this blog post to hear about future projects.

mark karasick
anita taylor
chris bucklow
alex faulkner
simon lee dicker
andrew roberts
gary cook
seamus nicolson
kit glaisyer
jamie gallagher
nicky knowles
david smith
amanda bee
tom baskeyfield
miriam sheppard
geoff stainthorp
alexandra brown
simon richardson
emma tuck
hannah carding
tom charlesworth
paul newman
amanda keyte
jenny raggett
kate cochrane
jenny smith

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Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios
to Sep 16

Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios

Bridport has become known as the leading Arts community in the West Country and our annual Open Studios event celebrates this vibrant Visual Arts Scene. Started in 1999 by Caroline Ireland, the event has grown over the years to become a distinctive showcase for the Artists who live and work in West Dorset.

This year 90 of West Dorset’s Finest Artists, Designers and makers invite you to share a fascinating glimpse into their creative process.There will be a wide variety of visual arts to enjoy including painting, printmaking, illustration, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, glass, furniture and sculpture.

We encourage you to engage in conversation with the artists, seizing your opportunity to discover more about their creative process and view their most recent work. Our Open Studio event offers the rare opportunity to buy original work directly from the Artists, as well as cards and prints.

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Easter Open Studio
to Apr 2

Easter Open Studio

Visit my Bridport studio over the 4 Days of the Easter Bank Holiday - Good Friday to the Bank Holiday Monday.

I'll be unveiling my latest commission "A view across a Devon valley", which has been a year in the making.

St Michael's Studios, Art & Vintage Quarter, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3RR

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Open Weekend at St Michael's Studios, Bridport 26-28 August
to Aug 28

Open Weekend at St Michael's Studios, Bridport 26-28 August

Enjoy three days of Open Studios at St Michael's Studios in the Art & Vintage Quarter in Bridport historic St Michael's Trading Estate.

The annual Bridport & West Dorset Open Studios event has previously taken place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, but this year the event moves to 9-17 September.

We still expect many visitors to make their yearly visit to St Michael's Studios over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, so 20 artists will be opening their studios for those three days.

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3 Open Weekends Kit Glaisyer & James Ursell
to Jul 9

3 Open Weekends Kit Glaisyer & James Ursell

Enjoy a two-man show by two contemporary landscape painters: James Ursell alongside Kit Glaisyer.

Open 24 & 25 June, 1 & 2 July, and 8 & 9 July, from 11-5pm.

James Ursell is a guest artist at the Garden Flat Gallery for two weekends, showing in the studio alongside resident artist Kit Glaisyer.

The two artists have known one another since meeting at an Art Residency in Dorset in 1999. While Kit remained in Bridport, inspired by the local West Dorset landscape, James moved his family to Herefordshire, building his own studio in his garden overlooking the Black Mountains.

A review of James's recent paintings in The Keep Magazine: The latest series of paintings by James Ursell have a colour palette reminiscent of the Vorticists’ early 20th Century work, along with a fuzy focus on the real and imagined, crepuscular and strange. Welcome to a slow somnambulating journey through James Ursell’s beautiful yet sombre landscapes, a place inhabited by hypnagogic forms. Inspired by his (mis)rememberings of the Herefordshire borders, of “places and times that, like it or not, stick in the mind and resonate”.

His subjects are highly evocative. A burst of birds in flight, the presence and force of a monumental humpbacked mountain rising in the landscape. The vitality of place does not only act as inspiration but oozes, permeating outwards with a gradual mesmeric effect. Sometimes the human figure is present yet codified, a head on the canvas’s margins or a mottled form set within a magical setting.

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Salon 48, Sunday 18 June 2017 from 4pm
4:00 PM16:00

Salon 48, Sunday 18 June 2017 from 4pm

Artist Kit Glaisyer & Curator Nina Jesih
Invite you for an afternoon of Art, Mind & Music

at Garden Gallery 48, Great Pulteney Street, Bath, UK

From 4.00pm on Sunday 18th June

Salon48 is planning a series of regular and informal social events over long Sunday afternoons, following the themes of Art, Mind & Music. A diverse group of invitees will be encouraged to mingle and connect in conversation nourished by food, drink and music, along with short presentations by special guests from a range of creative and cerebral disciplines.

Kit Glaisyer
Nina Jesih

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Alternative Realities: Fringe Arts Bath
to Jun 11

Alternative Realities: Fringe Arts Bath

"Alternative Realities" is a group exhibition of half a dozen artists including painting, sculpture, installation and video art inspired by memory, popular media, classical art, history and imagination evoking utopian or mystical visions of subjective alternative realities. Artists include: Kit Glaisyer, Ellie Preston, Jon Adam, Paul Newman, Kate Genevieve and Dan Bendel.

Dan Bendel lives in Bristol, and constructs animated realities in various mediums that are often in a state of flux. His practice includes interactive installations, wearable sculptures, drawings and collaborative carvings.

Ellie Preston lives in West Bay, Dorset, and creates paintings that combine elements of art history, pop culture, film and photography with disparate personal associations to form elusive but compelling narratives.

Kit Glaisyer lives in Bath and Bridport, and explores a heightened natural reality: his landscape paintings are informed by ideas of the Romantic and the Sublime: a utopian reality drawn from direct experience of nature, enhanced by childhood memories, and informed by grand fictional tropes and their cinematic interpretations. 

Martha Moopette lives in Bridport, Dorset, and makes humorous, surreal and faux-naïve pop videos and films peopled with herself and her family, with hand-made sets, often within her own domestic setting.

Jon Adam lives in West Bay, Dorset, and works in oil on canvas and board, exploring non-figurative mark-making to construct a parallel space for extrapolating intangible emotions and metaphysical ideas.

Paul Newman lives in Castle Carey and creates monochrome graphite works where nature is explored primarily through the elements or wood, stone, water and air. His Zen-like drawings evoke a parallel experience of reality through a form of meditation that is then transcribed with patience and simplicity.


The Garden Flat Gallery is a new art space at 48 Great Pulteney Street, in Bath, run by artist Kit Glaisyer as both a Gallery and working studio. It will be open from 12-4pm for the 17 days of the Fringe Arts Festival.

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