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Abstracting Lyme's Past

Lyme Abstract Art Group was formed in 2022, bringing together a group of 8 enthusiastic abstract artists, who along with their group leader, create artwork both individually and collaboratively, and meet each week to discuss, share and embrace abstract art in all its different forms.

All the members of the group live within the local area of the Lyme Regis Museum, so when approached to create an exhibition for the museum’s Rotunda Gallery, they embarked on a fact-finding, creative quest for inspiration from the museum and all its fascinating collections. Their work takes many forms, from acrylic painting and use of mixed media through to textiles and mono-printing.

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.

The eclectic range of work on show is a true testament to the vibrant and exciting nature of contemporary art today.

Our artists are: Bob Andrews, Jayne Avery, Patricia Baybutt, Anna Bonavia, Claire Colliard, Kath Gigg, Beverley Glock, Jenny Waldron and Sue Hodgetts (group leader).
Check Museum website to confirm opening times and prices.
The Rotunda Gallery, Lyme Regis Museum, Bridge St, Lyme Regis, Dorset DT7 3QA
Sat 25 May to Sat 20 July
Contact telephone: 01297 443370 Call to check latest times or cancellations.

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