Art

I don't like everything from the following artists, but I do look out for their names

Many are members of Sherborne Contemporary Arts (SCA), and exhibited at Sherborne House

Below the Artists are some Galleries and Arts Weeks that I visit. Bold links indicate what I find consistently interesting, rather than (necessarily) what I like best

[Finally, some US museums/ galleries I enjoyed]

Local arts magazine is "Evolver" ("Promoting the arts in Wessex"), available free from various shops and galleries, or 15 for 6 issues [email]


Angela Charles : Exhibited at Sherborne House, Alpha House Gallery and Blue Lias. Met in Dec-03 at Sherborne House

Susan Caines : Liked her Italian landscapes, particularly "Sienese Landscape I" seen at Alpha House Gallery in Nov-02. Oil on linen gives them a dreamy quality, like a heat haze

Rosanna Chittenden : Was keen to buy a figure Diptych that I saw at exhibition (Sherborne House Jun-01), but it was already sold. (Not on her site, for me to link to, but the images there are similar)

Marzia Colonna : Bronze sculpture of the human form, and drawings. First saw her work at an Alpha House Gallery exhibition in Jun-02, and met during Dorset Art Weeks (Jun-04). Own one drawing

Vicky Finding : Bought one of the Sea studies ("Squall 2" ...called "Sea 1" on website, I think) in Oct-01, from William Pelly Gallery, and still very happy with it. Met during Dorset Art Weeks (Jun-04)

Alan Hussey : "Beautiful contemporary minimalist furniture in solid English hardwoods." I agree with this. Saw Alan's workshop during Dorset Art Weeks (Jun-02). Exhibits at Dansel Gallery

Heidi Konig : Seen at Rostra Gallery in Aug-03

Ian Potts : Liked "'The edge of the blue' : Feluccas on the Nile" that I saw at Alpha House (Mar-02)

Rachel Sargent :

Jennifer Semmons : Alpha House Gallery Feb-03. I liked a few ("City Sunset", "Venetian Triptych", "Vestibule"), but can't find any images

Amanda Wallwork : Some wonderful colours and shapes. Always come away from her exhibitions with new thoughts, and have several pieces at home. The artist who (Jun-00) first inspired me to buy, and to keep visiting galleries

Joy White : Hand-printed B&W photographs. Met and bought several in Dec-03. Exhibits at Blue Lias gallery


Sherborne House : First visited to see how the building had changed since I had school lessons there. Now visit whenever I'm in the area. Informal, eclectic, experimental. Interesting

Alpha House Gallery [Sherborne] : "A West End gallery in Dorset". Usually exhibiting a couple of painters, and ceramics

The Old Warehouse Gallery [Dorchester] : Only seen from the outside, as it doesn't keep to its advertised hours

Blue Lias [Lyme Regis] : "Contemporary artworks reflecting our heritage coast." Joy White's photos, and usually other interesting stuff

William Pelly Gallery [Lyme Regis]

The Town Mill [Lyme Regis]

Arnolfini [Bristol] : Contemporary arts centre. Building closed from Sep-03 until Summer-05

Royal West of England Academy (RWA) [Bristol] : "School of Art" is next door, and had a very good student exhibition Summer-03 (including Kate Poore ...nee Finding)

Guild Gallery [Bristol] : Top floor of the Bristol Guild shop, in Park St

Centrespace [Bristol]

Leeky Gallery [Bristol]

bi-HAND [Bristol] : Jo & Simon

Innocent fine art [Bristol]

Rostra Gallery [Bath] : Diverse range and friendly staff

edgarmodern art space [Bath] : Friendly

Rope Store Studio Gallery [Nailsworth]


Dorset Art Weeks (DAW) : was last in Jun-04

Lyme Regis ArtsFest [Dorset] : next 1-9 Oct-05

Somerset Art Week : was last in Sep-04

North Somerset Arts Week : next 6-15 May-05

Chew Valley arts trail [NE Somerset] : open studios were last in Oct-04

Forest of Dean art trail : open studios were last in Jul-04

Wylye Valley art trail [South Wiltshire] : next one 28 May to 5 Jun-05

North Bristol "Artists at Home 2" : open studios were last in Nov-04

Round the Houses - Clifton & Redland art trail [Bristol] : was last in Oct-04

Spike Island [Bristol] : open studios next 31 Apr to 2 May-05

South Bank arts trail [Bristol] : next 21,22 May-05


ICA Boston [Boston, USA]

Museum of Fine Arts [Boston, USA]

The Copley Society [Boston, USA]

Boston Center for the Arts [Boston, USA]

United South End Artists [Boston, USA]

Museum of Contemporary Art [Chicago, USA]

Museum of Contemporary Photography [Chicago, USA]

Art Institute of Chicago [Chicago, USA]

MoMA [New York, USA]

Metropolitan Museum of Art [New York, USA]

Guggenheim Museum [New York, USA]