Art and crafts created during the lockdown is being unveiled in a special exhibition in Lyme Regis.

'Elements' features contemporary paintings, photography, domestic and sculptural ceramics, jewellery and videos - work which is united 'by a love of the Jurassic Coast shoreline', according to curator Alison Shelton Brown whose work also features.

She scours beaches for materials to use in her environmental ceramic sculpture, jewellery and videos.

The work is available to purchase and Alison said the event was a 'collective effort to soften the suffering caused by the pandemic through our art'.

She said: "Over lockdown many people looked to art and craft to fill the hours of solitude. For some it was a chance to revive skills and lost ambitions, for established artists it was often a matter of keeping working to maintain metal health."

The show features works by Jonathan Mulvaney & Hazel Dormer (painting), Robin Shelton (ancient photography), Daniel Richardson & Charlie Salaman (ceramics), and Alison Shelton Brown (jewellery, video art, ceramics).

The show opens in the Malthouse Gallery, Town Mill Courtyard, Lyme Regis on Thursday, November 25. It coincides with the arrival of Father Christmas and the turning on of Lyme Regis’ festive Lights around 5pm on Saturday, November 27.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, December 5, open from 10.30am-5.30pm daily. It is open until 8pm on the night of the Christmas parade.

Alison said: "During the pandemic many people turned to art activities to stave off boredom or because they had more time. For Daniel Richardson and Hazel Dormer it was the chance to get creative again, thirty-five years after they had left art school.

"This show has also provided a chance for established artists to keep motivated and working when Covid closed galleries and outlets. Here is an opportunity to look at paintings, photography and videos, try on jewellery, and handle a mug or bowl for real, all at affordable prices. Work inspired by the landscape of the Jurassic Coast, which was even more precious when we were unable to travel."