2019 Exhibitions

Our inspiring exhibition programme provides a platform for local and national artists. The themed exhibitions represent a diverse approach to making.

Our dedicated exhibition space hosts a dynamic range of art and contemporary craft throughout the year and incorporates stimulating associated events and workshops.

An exciting programme of inspiring exhibitions alongside a series of creative events and workshop.


Sandra Meech

5 January – 9 February

Private view Friday 4 January 5–7pm
Creative sketchbook part 1 Saturday 19 January 10am–4pm
Creative sketchbook part 2 Saturday 26 January 10am–4pm

Inspired by 15 years of passion for ice, glaciers and the effects of global warming in Antarctica and on Innuit communities in the Arctic, this exhibition is presented in sketchbooks, drawings, paintings, stitched textiles and photography.


Chris Kampf

16 February  – 23 March

Private view Friday 15 February 6–8 pm

A larger than life collection of Chris’s latest sculptures in steel and recycled metal, inspired by natural form.




Barbara Karn

30 March – 4 May

Private view Friday 29 March 6–8pm
Artist talk q&a Saturday 13 April 2pm–4pm

A celebration of movement, change and the ground beneath our feet in paintings based on the colours and textures of rocks and other collected materials.



Kay Lewis-Bell

11 May – 8 June

Meet the artist Saturday 11 May 4–6:30pm
Charcoal drawing workshop Saturday 18 May 2:30-4:30pm

Large drawings of everyday faces hung as crowds that will watch you as you watch them. Just fleeting glances of everyday faces.



Group 7

15 June – 20 July

Meet the artist Saturday 15 June 3-4pm

Painting, drawing and printmaking combined in this exhibition of colour, texture and composition by this group, including Brian Bishop, Martyn Brewster, Bonnie Brown, Fran Donovan, Michelle Griffiths, Ursula Leach, and Peter Symons.




27 July – 24 August

Meet the artists Saturday 3 August 2-4 pm

Gail Mason, Tina Hill, Sara Parsons, Stephanie Wooster, Vicki Campbell.

iD artists was formed in 2012 to allow a group of interdisciplinary artists to exhibit together. We currently have 5 artists, working in a range of disciplines including Painting, Mixed Media, Printmaking, Ceramics, Textiles and Book Arts.




Artists’ books by the ABCD group.

31 August – 7 September

Private view Friday 30 August 6-8 pm

A love of words, materials and imaginative book construction results in a wonderfully varied and intriguing exhibition.



21 September – 6 October

Our annual exhibition and chance to purchase postcard sized original artworks which have been made by artists, professional and amateur, who have kindly donated them to help fund our community outreach work.




14 September – 6 October

We work together regularly at the Dove Etching Studio in Butleigh, inspiring and supporting each other. In addition to printmaking, we will be showing other aspects of our working practice: Ceramics, Sculpture, Drawing and Painting.

Bronwen Bradshaw, Terry Budgen, Pennie Elfick, Jenny Graham, Rosalind Marchant, Tony Martin, Vera Sheaf and Jacy Wall.





Donna Lawley Hopton
Winner of the British Wildlife Open 2018

12 October – 9 November

Painter of British wildlife, based in Lympstone, Devon  – concerned with declining biodiversity

and the loss of wild spaces.

Proud to be working in partnership with




South West Textile Group

16 November – 24 December

Private view Friday 15 November 6-9 pm

This exhibition presents explorations of wastage in the earths natural resources and how that waste can be put to good use.