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War Without Glamour at Street

A FREE exhibition, The Life and Legacy of Emily Hobhouse’s Peace Activism, is on show at the Grange in Street with the Alfred Gillett Trust, until 23rd October. The exhibition features Emily Hobhouse’s writings, drawings and textiles, and has been funded by the Arts and Humanties Research Council. Emily Hobhouse is celebrated for her relief…

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Drawing on Dorset at the Slade Centre

THE new exhibition at the Slade Centre, at Gillingham, from 12th October to 3rd November, is Drawing on Dorset, featuring work made in Dorset, of Dorset and about Dorset. In January 2019 Dorset Visual Arts, the organisation behind Dorset Art Weeks and projects including Making Dorset, put out an open call to artists for work…

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An audio-walk in the woods

PERFORMANCE artist Sylvia Rimat has created a thought-provoking audio-walk through Leigh Woods near Bristol – the event, Some People Climb Up, which combines performance, neuroscience and trees will take place at various times on 4th to 6th October. The project is inspired by scientific research and personal stories collected in workshops. It explores our connectivity with…

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Laurence Edwards at Messums Wiltshire

THE Suffolk based sculptor Laurence Edwards returns to Messums Wiltshire at the 700 year old Tisbury tithe barn with new work, on show until 20th October. The exhibition, A Gathering of Uncertainties, continues Edwards’ fascination with the male human form, anatomy and metamorphosis, especially with the change undergone by this shape during improvisational moulding and…

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Inspired by a sense of place

AN embroidery exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House, from 7th to 26th October, features work on the theme of My Locality by members of the Somerset branch of the Embroiderers’ Guild. The show takes its inspiration from the world around us – nature, architecture, industry and more, and offers a fascinating opportunity…

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Matilda Temperley: A View From The Hill

IF you missed A View From The Hill, the exhibition of Matilda Temperley’s photography at Somerset Rural Life Museum, earlier this year, there is a second opportunity to see this beautiful and evocative portrait of Somerset rural life at Weston Museum, Weston-super-Mare, where it is on until 12th January 2020. The Somerset-born documentary and fashion photographer,…

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Ancient archer inspires new exhibition

THE new autumn and winter exhibition at The Salisbury Museum is Alchemy: Artefacts reimagined, inspired by the arrowheads found buried with the museum’s famous Amesbury Archer. Artist Ann-Marie James was invited to explore the collections of four museums in Wessex and choose an object from each that would inspire a series of new artworks. The…

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Thomas Hardy and Art

THE first Hardy Country lecture of the autumn will be Thomas Hardy and Art, by Helen Lange of the Thomas Hardy Society, at Kingston Maurward college near Dorchester on Thursday 26th September at 7.30pm. The illustrated talk will trace the artistic legacy of Hardy’s work, ranging from the National Gallery collection in 1861 to Hardy’s…

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Ancient trees on the Cotswolds

ENVIRONMENTAL artist Gary Cook has been painting ancient trees on the Cotswolds and the results of his work are on show at the Daylesford Organic Farm and Cafe from 21st September. Tree Life opens to coincide with the harvest festival, and the exhibition continues in The Glasshouse, until 6th October. Gary says: “ have been…

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Coastal Impressions at Tincleton

THE early autumn show at Tincleton Gallery at The Old School House, at Tincleton, near Dorchester, is Coastal Impressions, running from Saturday 21st September to Sunday 10th November. This is primarily a solo show by gallery artist Philippa Headley, but there will also be a limited selection of works on the same theme by other…

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