Despite rumours the town mill had closed following the departure of Town Mill Arts, the newly refurbished Town Mill Galleries have reopened with an exciting programme of events.

Malthouse Gallery and Courtyard Gallery in Lyme Regis will play host to a number of exhibitions.

Until July 31, Colour Line and Thread exhibition will be at Malthouse Gallery, showcasing works of art from Hilary Buckley, John Calder, Sue Calder, Philip Winstone and Russell Coulson.

In contrast to this exhibition, the Courtyard Gallery has Tips from Guantanamo Bay. Curated by student Ruby Copplestone, the exhibition brings together professionals from Axminster to Australia together with artists from Woodroffe School and Thomas Hardye School.

Both galleries will be holding an open evening for artists to view the new spaces on August 2 from 5pm to 7pm. Artists are then invited to participate in the open exhibition, the deadline for which is July 22.

The aim of this exhibition, from August 7 to 23 is to celebrate the work of established and emerging artists to launch the rebranded galleries.

Media can include painting, original prints, drawings, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and photography.

An invited judging panel will choose the work to be accepted.

There will then be three categories to be judged - the judges’ choice, judges’ runner-up and town mill volunteers’ choice.

The galleries are now being run by an in-house team operating under Town Mill Arts Ltd.

For more information about the exhibition and an entry form, email