Showcase: where to see art in Devon this month
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 lymeregismuseum.co.uk
Arts Editor with her pick of the latest exhibitions and news from Devon’s art worldCarol Burns