Jacy Wall


BOS Venue 31

Jacy Wall – Her is about textiles in the broadest sense, exploring many qualities of woven, printed and stitched textiles, enjoying a seam and simple stripes as much as rich embroidery as a source of imagery to play with.

Portmanteau Gallery, 10 North Street, Bridport DT6 3JQ

The gallery is located on North Street which runs North from West Street. Parking is in Wykes Court on Rax Lane.

07867 802418


10.30am – 4.30pm

8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 / 14 / 15 / 16  September

Toilet: yes

Wheelchair access: Yes

Exhibiting with Helen Lloyd-ElliotJacy Wall, Boo Mallinson, Sarah Hitchens, Stephanie ButtleBjork Haraldsdottir

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
2 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Louise Riley

Embroidery & Mixed Media

BOS Venue 27

I have been working with embroidery for 20 years, mostly portraits, the possibilities still fascinate me and have me dancing around in the late night hours. I do everything by hand, wanting no middle man, no machine noise whirring, just me and these basic inexpensive materials and the magic.

27 East Road, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 4AG
100m along from the roundabout, heading towards Dorchester on the left-hand side, less than 10 minutes walk from town. Some parking slightly further along or parking on Kingsnorth Close or Jessopp Avenue and then a short walk through the alleyway.

07399 329916
Instagram: @louiserileyart
Facebook Page: /louiserileyart

11am – 6pm
8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / 16  September

Private View on the evening of Friday  7th, from 6-9pm,
showing some specially made films at 7.30pm from artists around the world; a poet, a musician, a rapper, a dancer and a performance artist.
WC: yes
Wheelchair access:  yes
Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
25 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Zoe Main

Pastel Paintings & Textiles

BOS Venue 12

I work in pastel, pencil and charcoal to produce interpretations of the landscape, sea and sky in images from vibrant colour to monochrome. I use personal observation and imagination to portray an idea, sometimes  working in a progressive series in order to reduce an idea to its bare essentials.      

Unit 2, Mappercombe Farm, Nettlecombe, DT6 3SS

Farm based studio.  From Bridport to Nettlecombe – on right, 300m before the village signboard and left turn into the village and pub.  Easy flat clinker track with parking. Studio floor partially uneven.

07525 84778  –   www.creativehelix.com

10am – 4.30pm
8 / 9 / 10 / – / 12 / 13 / 14 /15 / 16  September

WC: Yes

Wheelchair Access:   Small threshold interruption and a small step (12-15 cms) inside to one half of the Studio. No secured ramp installed.

Exhibiting with Jem Main & Ali Herbert

Chris Linacre

Beaded Jewellery & Batik Art

BOS Venue 8

Inspired by memories, Chris weaves them into her original beadwork and batik. Working with Gemstones, Czech Glass and unique Lampwork beads results in striking jewellery. Her  batiks utilise recycled cotton- each layer is slowly added to achieve depth of perspective. Chris has exhibited around Yorkshire and now lives in Dorset.

Community Room, Halstock Village Shop, Yeovil Road, Halstock  BA22 9RJ

07780 728060


Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beadsandbatik

1 – 5pm

8 / 9 / – / 11 / 12  / –  – /15 / 16 September

WC: Yes

Wheelchair access:  Yes

Corrie Van Rijn


BOS Venue 17

A studio situated in a picturesque village, surrounded by beautiful countryside.

Corrie’s innovative and timeless pieces are made in natural fabrics using simple block-prints, hand-waxing and hand-painting/dying processes.

Askerswell Workshops, Askerswell, Dorchester, DT2 9EL

From A35 turn off to Askerswell. In the village, take lane off square between the phone box and the notice board. Studio is 100 metres on the left with ample parking.

01308 485544


Facebook page: Askerswell Workshops

11am – 5pm

8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 September

WC: yes

Wheelchair access: yes

Exhibiting with Alan Hussey 

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
23 July 2018.

Fiona Neylan

Millinery & Accessories, Art & Design

BOS Venue 38

Fiona designs, makes and sources individual Hats, Headwear and Accessories for all occasions using traditional hat-blocking techniques from straws, sinamay and felts. Each item is uniquely decorated with a range of materials and designs. She also exhibits a collection of her drawings, paintings and prints & local artwork in Studio 48.

Fiona’s Hat Studio, Studio 48, St Michael’s, Bridport, DT6 3RR
From Waitrose car-park follow St Michael’s Lane, turn right into the trading estate. Studio 48 Hats and Gallery is up white metal in Tarworks Cut at far end of car park and to the right of the long red brick building. Nearest Car park is Waitrose or bus station car park.

07905 999437
Facebook: @FionaNeylanHats


10am – 5pm
8/9/10/11/12/13/14/15/16 September

Wc: yes

Exhibiting with Jenny Vyvyan-Penney

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
28 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Sophie Sharp – Lupin Designs


BOS Venue 2

Handprinted lampshades and cushions in original designs – inspired by the natural world. Also, landscape paintings, limited edition lino prints and cards.

New House Farm, Broadoak, Bridport, Dorset DT6 5NR

From Bridport, take the B3162 towards Broadwindsor. Turn left into the Vale towards Broadoak. The workshops are through the village on the left.

07982 624219


Facebook Artist Page: Lupin Designs

11am – 4pm
8 / 9  / – / 11 / 12 / 13 /14 /15 / 16 September

WC: no

Wheelchair access: Yes, although some uneven floor surfaces.

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
31 July 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

Sue Barnes

Collage, Papier Mache & Batik

BOS Venue 34

Sue continues to experiment with her style, using mixed media to express her joy in all things colourful. There is a huge variety of both two and three dimensional work to be seen.

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 / 11 /12/13/14/15/16  September 

WC: Yes

Wheelchair access: No    

Exhibting Next door to Caroline Ireland & David Brooke

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
3 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.

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.”

Portmanteau Gallery

Ceramics, Painting & Textiles

BOS Venue 31

Björk Haraldsdóttir (Ceramics), Jacy Wall (Woven Tapestry, Prints & Etchings) Boo Mallinson (Painting), Sarah Hitchens (Ceramics), Helen Lloyd-Elliott (Painting), Stephanie Buttle (Ceramics).

Portmanteau Gallery is delighted to open its doors to six contemporary artists for Bridport Open Studios. The artists work in different mediums, from oil and acrylic to wool, ink and clay. This busy and eclectic showing of like-minded artists explores common themes of tones and texture in two and three dimensional form.

Portmanteau Gallery, 10 North Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3JQ
North Street is first right of West Street. Hoppiness is on the corner. Portmanteau Gallery is 100 m up North Street on the right at the corner with Rax Lane. Limited on street parking in Rax Lane or use Rax Lane pay and display.

10.30am – 4.30pm

Wheelchair: Yes but low steps through door
WC: Yes

Exhibiting Artists:









Björk Haraldsdóttir

Björk: justbjork@me.com – www.ceramicsbybjork.com – 07884 390205 – Instagram: @ceramics_by_bjork










Helen Lloyd

Helen: helen_lloyd_elliott@hotmail.com – www.helenlloydelliott.com – 07867802418










Boo Mallinson

Boo: boo@themallinsons.com – www.boomallinson.co.uk – 07970 466178









Stephanie Buttle

Stephanie: stephanie@stephaniebuttle.com – www.stephaniebuttle.com – 07956828363 – Insta: @steph_buttle










Jacy Wall

Jacy: jacy.wall@btinternet.com – www.jacywall.co.uk – 07816 673463










Sarah Hitchens

Sarah: sarahmhitchens@gmail.com – www.sarahhitchens.com – Twitter: @SarahMHitchens

Elizabeth Sayers


BOS Venue 28

I’m passionate about landscape. You will see work inspired by Finnish forests and a new series evoking the countryside of West Dorset. My pieces are hand dyed and printed silks, layered, and stitched to .give a sense of depth and space. Visit my studio, discover how I work.

3 Plumptree Gardens, Bridport DT6 4AD

Approaching Bridport from Dorchester at East Road roundabout, continue on A35, take 1st turning left Pasture Way, bear left and turn left into Crock Lane, 1st right into Plumptree Gardens. Parking in front of house.

07771 458676


Facebook: Elizabeth Sayers-Textile Artist

Open days & times: 11am – 5pm

9 / 10 / 11 / – / 13  / 14 / 15 / 16 September 

WC: yes

Wheelchair access:   no  

Photo: © Pete Millson 2018.
Phone: 07768 077353 (UK).
6 August 2018.
Bridport Open Studios.