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Jazzing it up at Fisherton Mill

FISHERTON Mill’s popular Jazz Brunch makes a special appearance this Christmas, with a festive feast on Christmas Eve morning, after you’ve done your shopping among the colourful crafts and gifts by some of the region’s finest makers. The Victorian mill off Fisherton Street at Salisbury, includes a gallery and studios, with work by contemporary artists…

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Festive shopping at Ilminster Arts Centre

IF you are looking for interesting, original gifts for Christmas (or even for yourself), pop into Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House, where the Christmas Collection selling exhibition continues to Saturday 21st December. On show is an array  of jewellery, textiles, glass, ceramics, decorative art and home accessories by leading local makers, selected by…

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Let there be light at Sladers Yard

RADIANCE is a theme to which Sladers Yard, the gallery and arts venue in West Bay, regularly returns. This year’s winter show, running to 12th January, features paintings by Fred Cuming, Michael Fairclough, Rachel Fenner, Jeremy Gardiner, David Inshaw, Alfred Stockham, Petter Southall furniture and work by two new exhibitors, ceramicist Franny Owen ceramics and…

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The Art of Tristram Hillier at the Museum of Somerset

THE winter exhibition at the Museum of Somerset at Taunton is a retrospective of the work of Tristram Hillier RA (1905–1983), one of the most accomplished and distinctive 20th-century British artists. Painting for many years from a base in Somerset, Hillier created pictures in a uniquely intense and memorable style. This first retrospective in more…

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Drawn to Craft at Salisbury Arts Centre

SALISBURY Arts Centre always has one of the most interesting and high quality of the winter/Christmas exhibitions. This year’s, Drawn to Craft, until 18th January, features work by some of the top contemporary British Craft practitioners. Drawn to Craft is inspired by drawing and reflects on the drawn line. The exhibition is an opportunity to…

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Bruce Munro lights up Messums

THE art of light is taken to magical heights by the Wiltshire-based artist Bruce Munro who has an exhibition of light installations and works on paper, running from 7th December to 26th January 2020 at Messums Wiltshire, at the Tisbury tithe barn. The exhibition is called Time and Place, and there will be an artist’s…

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Plastic-free workshops at the Devon Guild

VISITORS to the Christmas-New Year exhibition at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen at Bovey Tracey have a festive treat at the Christmas Celebration Day on Saturday 7th December. The programme for the day includes workshops encourage shoppers to learn how to go more plastic-free.at Christmas decorations workshops where attendees will be able to make Santa…

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Gary Cook at The Art Stable and other galleries

ECO-ARTIST Gary Cook has work in several galleries including The Art Stable at Child Okeford, as part of the Christmas collection, from 30th November to 20th December. Gary, who lives near Shaftesbury and is best known for his love of trees and his ability to convey their emotional and environmental importance in his paintings, will…

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Christmas at The Art Stable

THE Art Stable owner Kelly Ross has selected a number of artists and craftspeople – many of them familiar to regular visitors to her gallery – for the Christmas exhibition from 30th November to 20th December. The exhibitors at the gallery at Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, include painters Ursula Leach, Tobit Roche, Peter…

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Christmas crafts in a Garden of Delights

THERE are few more beautiful settings for a Christmas arts and crafts show than Springhead, the magical old mill house, lake and gardens at Fontmell Magna, the setting for this weekend’s Garden of Delights, continuing to Sunday, 1st December. Entry is free, with refreshments, after you have explored all the gifts on offer from makers…

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