Penelope Strong

Abstract paintings on aluminium canvas

Venue 11

My art starts as a meditation and I let my pencil flow.   A fascination with topography and the shape of natural forms helps to inspire.  I enjoy the vibrancy of colour and durability of car paints, which allows me to bring paintings to the outdoors.

Dorset Nectar Cider Farm, Pineapple Lane, Waytown, Bridport DT6 5HZ

 From Bridport go North on the B3066.  Turn Left at Watford Lane.  Take 1st Right.  Proceed 2 miles to Waytown.  Turn 1st lane on Left.  Gate 300m on Left

01308 488382

Open days & times: 10am – 6pm

 9 / 10 / x / x / x / x/  15 /16 / 17 September 

Exhibiting with Oliver Strong

Trevor Ball

Functional and Artistic Woodturning

Venue 25

Using only locally grown sustainable wood, to produce natural edged functional items as well as artistic pieces. The work of retired farmer, Peter, and Woodsman, Trevor, is award winning and reflects their passion for highlighting the beauty of trees and Nature without having to deplete rain forests.

Old Rectory Cottage, Rampisham, Dorset, DT2 0PT

Off A37 at Holywell take first left in Evershot, signed Rampisham, straight over crossroads venue is on left. Off A356 at Kingcombe Cross straight over crossroads venue is on right. Ample parking, level walk to workshop, one step to gallery.

01935 83247 or 83793

07585 895614

10am – 4pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 /17 September 

WC: No

Wheelchair access: Yes

Exhibiting with Peter Thomas

 

Peter Thomas

Functional and Artistic Woodturning

Venue 25

Using only locally grown sustainable wood, to produce natural edged functional items as well as artistic pieces. The work of retired farmer Peter is award winning and reflects a passion for highlighting the beauty of trees and Nature without having to deplete rain forests.

Old Rectory Cottage, Rampisham, Dorset, DT2 0PT

Off A37 at Holywell take first left in Evershot, signed Rampisham, straight over crossroads venue is on left. Off A356 at Kingcombe Cross straight over crossroads venue is on right. Ample parking, level walk to workshop, one step to gallery.

01935 83247

07585 895614

www.peterthomaslivingwood.co.uk

10am – 4pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 /17 September 

WC: No

Wheelchair access: Yes

Exhibiting with Trevor Ball

“Both Trevor and myself are passionate about trying to pass on the message that our own locally grown woods are undervalued, but capable of producing stunning work that is aesthetically pleasing, an art form and also functional. All we are trying to do is highlight” Natures Beauty” in order to perhaps make people love and cherish our countryside, and to also “look and see” what is around us rather than just looking and not seeing. Hence the main reason for taking part in BOS.”
Screen Shot 2017-09-06 at 21.08.18

Fiona Neylan

Headwear, Hats & Accessories, Art & Crafts

Venue 47

Fiona designs, makes and sources Hats, Headwear and Accessories for Every day and Special Occasions.  Using traditional blocking techniques, she shapes her hats and decorates them individually with a range of materials and designs using silk, velvet, felt, straw, feathers, beads and more. She also has a collection of Art in the Gallery at Studio 48.

Studio 48, St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport, DT6 3RR.

From Waitrose car park follow St Michael’s Lane, turn right into the Trading Estate and Fiona Neylan & Studio 48 Art Gallery is up white metal stairs, down Tar Works Cut, which is at far end of, and to the Right of the large red brick building.

07905 999437

www.fionaneylan.co.uk

Facebook: Facebook@FionaNeylanHats

10.30a.m – 4.30pm (11.30am – 3 pm Sunday)

Open Days: 9, 11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17 September

(will try & open Sun 10th, and Thurs 14th too…can ring to confirm, or see notice on door, and see FB page for daily updates: Facebook @FionaNeylanHats

Toilet: Yes

Wheelchair Access: No ( Studio on 1st Floor)

Exhibiting with Philomena Harmsworth

Russ Snedker

Painting, Graphite, Ink, Sculpture & photography

Russ’s line work in ink and graphite is bold yet fine, subtle and stylised. His paintings of sea scenes are different and have boldness and strength. You can see originals and giclée prints, and buy cards etc…

St Michael’s studios, Bridport, DT6 3AG

From Waitrose car park cross road to the left and follow St Michaels Lane, turn right into trading estate and St Michaels studios are upstairs in the large brick building, entrance through yellow door next to Vintage Cornucopia.

07470 466 366

www.russsnedker.viewbook.com

Twitter: @russ_snedker

Facebook Artist Page: Russ Snedker

Instagram: thatfellaruss

10am – 5pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 /16 / 17  September 

WC: yes 

Wheelchair access:  no

Squirrell Bindery & Press

Paper, Fabric, Leather & Ink

Venue 42

We are passionate about paper and print: letterpress cards and posters, block prints and beautiful books bound by hand.

Studio 13, Unit 10, St Michael’s Studios, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3RR

Parking behind Waitrose. From St Michael’s Lane, turn right into the Trading Estate. The Bindery is one of the Riverside Studios at the far end of the long red brick building and up the stairs.

07857208151

www.squirrellbinderyandpress.co.uk

Twitter: @SquirrellPress

www.facebook.com/squirrellbooks

10am – 5pm, (11am – 3pm on both Sundays)

9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16 / 17 September

Toilet: yes

Wheelchair access: No (Studio on 1st floor)

 

Sarah Jane Ross

Sculpture, Mixed Media, Photography, Drawing & Painting

Venue 35

Finding a feminine aesthetic from within a traditionally masculine narrative, Sarah Jane Ross’s playful work reflects her experimentation with texture and form while exploring her artistic ethos of ‘create not consume’.

Grasmere, 4 Asker Gardens, Bridport DT6 3QA.

3 minute walk from Bridport Town Centre towards Asker Meadows. From South Street, turn down Folly Mill Lane. Asker Gardens is on the left hand side before walk to the river. Parking available on drive and street.

07764 197241 

www.sarahjaneross.com  

Twitter: @SJRoss_Art 

Facebook Artist Page: Sarah Jane Ross Artist or fb.me/sarahjanerossart 

10am – 4pm

9 / 10 / 11 / 13 /  15 / 16 / 17 September

WC: YES

Wheelchair access: YES

Exhibiting with Megan Dunford

 

Isla Chaney

Sculpture

Venue 41

Intriguing contemporary sculptures that are thought provoking and deliberately ambiguous. Ranging in scale from intimate domestic objects to far larger outdoor installations. Variety of media, from paper, porcelain to concrete. Works made for Exhibitions and Commissions both private and public.

Unit 18, St Michael’s Trading Estate, Bridport DT6 3RR

From the main block: go out on to St Michael’s Lane turn right. Take the next right into Foundry Lane. Immediately turn right into the yard. My studio is the first unit on the left as you enter the yard.

07915 081369

www.islachaney.com

Open days & times:10am – 5pm

 9 /10 / 12 / 13 /15 / 16 /17

WC: Yes

Wheel chair access: Yes

Wheelchair access

Sue Barnes

Collage, Papier Mache & Batik

Venue 38

A very successful 2016 has made it necessary to forge new creative paths, incorporating both 2D and 3D work but always involving much colour and texture. New commissions and opportunities to talk and demonstrate to art groups in the area continue to inspire Sue and give her creative energy.

The Little House Studio, 10 Gundry Lane, Bridport, Dorset DT6 3RJ

Gundry Lane links Bridport’s South Street and the Art & Vintage Quarter.

07918 182303 / 01308 459470

11am – 4pm  

9 /10 /13 / 14/ 15 / 16 / 17 September 

Open Evening: Friday 15th, 4 – 6pm with Sue Barnes & Chris Neaves (no 37)  – All  welcome!

WC: Yes

Wheelchair access: No    

Next door to Chris Neaves

In conversation with Sue Barnes

“Making the choice to become an artist after completing my teaching degree was an easy one. Initially specialising in batik, I set up business. Since then most of my endeavours have been in the artistic realm, from designing point of sale displays to setting up a landscape design business, for which I had to learn many plant names and how to operate heavy garden machinery!

Bridport became like a magnet over successive family holidays (particularly during Open Studios) and became our home almost 4 years ago. The arty vibe is still very appealing and I have found my ‘niche’ where I can extend my skills in a more selfish direction, working on my own creations. I still teach here, which is immensely enjoyable and satisfying, but I also have the time and space to create for myself. 

I love to work with the richest colours and on a fairly large scale – and a particular pleasure is working in papier mache. 

Anything bold and brave is attractive to me and I try to show the same confidence and joie de vivre in my work.”

Marian Young

Painting

Venue 39

Semi abstract, intuitive & subtle evocations of sea & landscape, that depict ‘A Sense of Place.’ Work currently on show at ‘Longitude Gallery,’ Clitheroe.

Olive Tree House, 4 St. Michael’s Lane, Bridport, DT6 3RD

Walking west from Waitrose, take the first turning on the left. No. 4 is on the right, just past the bollard. Car park at back of Waitrose.

01308 424980

Twitter: @Marianyoung1

9 / 10 /  12 / 13 /  15 / 16 / 17 September

11am – 4pm

W/C: Yes

Wheelchair Access: Ground floor only