Bournemouth bi-centenary exhibition at Russell-Cotes

Views of Bournemouth has opened at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum.

The museum is on the coast path as it rises east from Bournemouth Pier. Today in the sun the villa’s garden and the sea had a south of France feel.

The exhibition of paintings old and new marks both the towns bi-centenary and the Bournemouth Art Club‘s 90th anniversary.

Portraits include the town founder Lewis Tregonwell and famous resident Robert Lewis Stevenson. There are several coast views and a Eustach Nash cartoon featuring the seafront.

It’s well worth a visit. The special exhibition continues daily except Mondays until October; free. There is  a good cafe although it closes sharp at 5pm.

See Pages 35 to 37.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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