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 Â a good cafe although it closes sharp at 5pm.
See Pages 35 to 37.