Abstracting Lyme's Past

Saturday 25th May 2024 - Saturday 20th July 2024
10:00 - 17:00

Abstracting Lyme's Past is a temporary exhibition showcasing recent work by the Lyme Abstract Art Group. 

Creating abstract art involves seeing things afresh – extracting the lines, the forms, the marks and the meaning. Come and see how the Lyme Regis Abstract Art Group takes inspiration from the museum, to produce an intriguing display of original work. 

Lyme Abstract Art Group was formed in 2022, bringing together a group of 7 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, so when approached to create an exhibition for the museum, 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.

Exhibiting artists are:  Bob Andrews, Jayne Avery, Patricia Baybutt, Anna Bonavia, Claire Colliard, Beverley Glock and Sue Hodgetts (group leader).

The exhibition runs from May 25th to July 20th in the Rotunda Gallery.

Event location

Lyme Regis Museum

Bridge Street
Lyme Regis