11:40am Friday 5th April 2013
LYME Regis artist Gail Sagman and several friends are taking on a 4,500-mile journey to the Himalayas inspired by Lyme Regis Museum.
Gail and her team, photographer Katia Marsh, assistant Julie Critchinson and performance director Karla Ptacek have embarked on the month-long journey to Annapurna.
Their challenge was inspired by a tiny sign in the museum linking Annapurna geologically with Lyme Regis.
Gail has created a project of literature, music, art and performance, called 'The Great and the Small', as part of the Lyme Regis ArtsFest and museum re:collection collaboration.
During their expedition, they will interact with local groups to make art and performances that will be recorded through sound, photography and film, culminating in a film and book to be launched later this year in Lyme Regis.
Also as part of the re:collection initiative, local artist Lynda White is featured in the latest exhibition in the museum’s Rotunda Gallery.
Friends and art lovers joined Lynda for the opening of the exhibition called ‘Beach Treasure’.
The show combines Lynda’s 2D work in acrylics, watercolour and mixed media with her recent adventure into creating 3D resin-block souvenirs out of beach-combed china and glass.
Lynda will be creating more than 100 of these blocks of captured treasure and the exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm until May 19.
The re:collection initiative is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
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