We are pleased to present a selection of news stories and events and media information regarding our wallpapers and Hugh Dunford Wood himself.
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The Pop-Up National Gallery of Lyme Regis
Silver Street, DT7 3HR is open every afternoon 2-6pm from 26 May to 8 June for Dorset Art Weeks. There will be a party here at 6pm on Saturday 31 May.
This Georgian house sits in the middle of town behind a tall brick wall. For ten years now it has been the home of artist designer Hugh Dunford Wood and his family.
Hugh offers a rich and stimulating collection of work by established artist friends from the West Country. In the house you can see a lively exhibition of energetic landscapes by Frances Hatch, handblown glass by Emsie Sharp, silver etched bowls & jewellery by Karina Gill, kiln caste glass by Karen Browning, Peet Leather’s felt hats & broaches, and many collinos, handprinted textiles and wallpapers by Hugh Dunford Wood.
Chris Dunseath shows sculpture in stone and also compressed paper that ask to be peered into. Julian Sainsbury has a collection of dinner plates freely painted by Liz Hodges on display beside Tim Hurn’s woodfired saltglaze pottery from his anagame dragon kiln.
In the gardens overlooking the sea, there is some elegant work by letter carver Anna Bowen, and fine wooden sculpture by Ben Lucas. Also Carl Hahn’s cedar lilies jostle with his Sycamorphus Teliscopicus constructions.
Stay and enjoy the warm creative atmosphere with tea and cakes provided by Bridport’s Baking Beauties on the rose-decked veranda. There are other venues nearby that we can direct you to before you go down to the sea.
The National Gallery of Lyme Regis has popped up at Little Place in Silver Street. This is a large ochre coloured house behind a high wall opposite the junction of Hill Road with Silver Street, just above the library. You will find a black garden gate with crumbling reliefs on it on the north side of the wall, just across the road from the Little Picture Box Studio.
Park in Hill Road, either at the top if there is space, or in the Woodmead Car Park further down. For long stay car parking, Holmbush Car Park on Pound Street on the western side, is a cheaper option.
We'll be holding our weekend workshops where visitors can learn about design from nature. Click here for more information.
Throughout 2009, Hugh worked as artist in residence for 400th anniversary of the settlement of Bermuda.
Dunford Wood wallpapers are featured on the Kirstie's Homemade Home section of Channel 4's website.
We have made an arrangement with the Lucy Rose Design Collection in the US to represent Handmade Wallpapers as part of her British boutique collection.
Designers and private clients will find sample lengths of all our designs on display alongside work by Celia Birtwell and Cressida Bell.
Hugh is awarded the PROOF feature Prize for Outstanding SW Maker, at the Contemporary Craft Fair in Bovey Tracey.