Bridport Arts Centre

Bridport Arts Centre
South Street
Bridport
Dorset
DT6 3NR
England

Website

www.bridport-arts.com

E-mail

info@bridport-arts.com

Telephone

01308 424204

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Based in the heart of the West Dorset market town of Bridport, the Arts Centre has a 200-seat theatre, three gallery spaces plus a café and bar.

Venue Type:

Gallery

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Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

David Smith #Collage365 – A year of Scissors and Glue

  • 11 November — 23 December 2014 *on now

Artist David Smith has described himself as, “resistant to discipline, not good with commitment and a novice with collage” so when an artist he was following on Twitter announced her intention to do a small abstract collage each day for a year he thought it was just the challenge for him! The result was #Collage365.

The project plots the changing nature of each day and its effect on the artist’s state over the year through his creation of a fresh, original artwork every single day. A huge range of different styles, techniques and materials were used in conjunction with cut paper over the 12 months.

The artist increasingly used his own photography as source material but rejected digital collage for traditional scissors and glue.

Website

http://www.bridport-arts.com/events/david-smith-collage365-year-scissors-glue/

Jill Kennington Photography

  • 15 November — 20 December 2014 *on now

Photography defines Jill Kennington, in her roles both behind and in front of the camera.

Abandoning her modelling career in the early 80’s for photography, she created some iconic images of the swinging 60’s heroes – Warhol, Omar Sharif, Lord Snowdon and many more.

Although portraiture has been a constant, notably making no distinction between the celebrity and the humble, her beautiful, evocative landscape photographs are deeply personal. Through the spareness of black and white images, stripped of colour and cliché, she gently unpeels the vulnerability of her subject, whether a tree or a person, creating genuine empathy between observed and observer.

Website

http://www.bridport-arts.com/events/jill-kennington-photography/

Paul Sinodhinos

  • 13 January — 21 February 2015

Born in Montreal, Canada but residing in the UK since 1962 Paul Sinodinos has lived in London, Berkshire, the West Highlands of Scotland and now Bridport.

Much of his work is derived from Nature: from the shells of the Loch and the ferns in the garden of his house close to Ardnamurchan, to the plants and trees of his home at Longburton, where he lived for thirty-five years before arriving close to Bridport four years ago, where more inspiration was waiting.

Website

http://www.bridport-arts.com/events/paul-sinodhinos/

Theatre for the Soul: An Exhibition of Imaginative, Visionary and Surreal Art

  • 17 January — 21 February 2015

While all art is derived from the imagination, since even realistic paintings of landscapes are translated on to canvas by the artist’s imagination, for certain artists the finished artwork begins and ends with the imagination, with no apparent connection to reality. In truth these “imaginative” artworks have a deeper reality, a reality of the soul.

These artworks, whether paintings, sculptures or drawings are the stage on which the artist has placed the characters of his or her soul to play out and display their deepest nature. Such are the works in this exhibition.

Curator David Brooke will be showing some of his paintings alongside Tim Carroll, Amanda Popham, David Lawrence, Katarina Rose, Nancy Farmer, David Marl and Kate Walters.

Website

http://www.bridport-arts.com/events/theatre-soul-exhibition-imaginative-visionary-surreal-art/

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