Priceless, 26/01/2019-3/02/2019

The Malthouse Gallery is proud to host again this annual exhibition of painting, sculpture, graphic design, photography, animation and video created by students of all ages from Lyme Regis’s Woodroffe School.

Open at weekends only, 10.30-4.30. Free admission.

Private view from 6-8pm on Friday 25th – all welcome

More about the work on show

Students were asked to write about their work, and here are some descriptions:

Neve Wellman –  Lyme Seafront- Inferred

This is a depiction of the Lyme Regis sea front, painted in luminous acrylic paint. The harsh intensity of the paints used was the secondary focus, portraying life and vibrancy into a dusky evening scene. Thus, the harmonious combination of cool blues and vivid reds lends itself to the atmosphere of the piece, creating drama whilst also highlighting the lamppost as the focal point. Consequentially, the manipulation of light was central to my ideology, illuminating the various tones and evoking a positive viewpoint.

 Georgina Mackey – Rider’s Walk

From exploring the creation of graphic posters, I used photoshop to produce the ground base of my own, which I then furthered into creating a three dimensional piece by using a selection of glass frames. I took inspiration from posters such as, “Rebel Without A Cause”, “The Lost Trail” and “The Sundowners”, incorporating certain items of each to create my final piece.


This is a collagraph of the Centraal station in Amsterdam. The focus of this project on the concept of identity, following on from a study in landscapes and townscapes.  For this piece I decided to combine the two, deciding to portray my identity of being half Dutch, also my recent trip to Amsterdam with my classmates, through a recognisable piece of Dutch infrastructure. I used a variety of materials such as plastic bags and corrugated cardboard to create a variety of textures that would effectively convey the variety of elements contained in the image, such as water and stone. By layering various colours of ink I had created an image that resembled the station as if in ‘golden hour’, with a gradual blend between blues, oranges and reds, with a stronger use of black to solidify the structure itself.

 Gemma Bowditch –  Lazy Cows

I came up with the painting lazy Cows by picking a photograph that I took, I choose the cows because of how they addressed the viewer and I felt that it would be perfect to paint. I chose to go for a large canvas because I felt it would make the cows eye catching from a distance. The whole painting took me around 30 hours to paint and I had to be precise when I painted but as I began to finish I could be fun with it as you can see by the cow parsley at the bottom.