Show­case: where to see art in Devon this month

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This month we join Devon-based artist Michael Blooman over the bor­der in Lyme Regis Mu­seum to view his lat­est work: the mon­u­men­tal sound­ing Fos­sil­fore­shore Trip­tych.

Based in Uplyme, Blooman trained at the Royal Col­lege of Art in the 1960s and be­came an art lec­turer and teacher. His long-stand­ing fas­ci­na­tion with coastal ar­eas has en­dured, in­spir­ing his work – in par­tic­u­lar the Juras­sic Coast World Her­itage Site which cov­ers 95 miles of coast­line from Or­combe Point in East Devon to Old Harry Rocks in Dorset. The Trip­tych con­sists of three large linocut lim­ited edi­tion prints pro­duced on an Al­bion Press dat­ing from about 1850, which was orig­i­nally used to print posters, and weigh­ing over a tonne. For lovers of print mak­ing, the trip­tych is a sight to be­hold. Each print is made from 12 blocks with two or more colours on each block al­low­ing over­print­ing. This is a painstak­ing process – each print has to go through the press 12 times.vis­i­tors will be able to watch this creative process via a video which ac­com­pa­nies the ex­hi­bi­tion. The Fos­sil Fore­shore Trip­tych is on show un­til 31 Oc­to­ber at Lyme Regis Mu­seum ly­mereg­is­mu­

Arts Edi­tor with her pick of the lat­est ex­hi­bi­tions and news from Devon’s art worldCarol Burns

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