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Alan Hayden at the Regent

LANDSCAPE artist Alan Hayden is back at the Regent Centre gallery in Christchurch for another exhibition of his evocative local scenes in oils, watercolours and other media, on view to 28th December. With an emphasis on Christchurch Harbour and the Avon Valley, the exhibition provides a visual panorama of local landmarks between Ringwood and Hengistbury…

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WWI collaboration by Cathedral and HMP Erlestoke

A WAR memorial designed and made by Salisbury Cathedral stonemasons in collaboration with prisoners at HMP Erlestoke was officially dedicated by the Dean of Salisbury at the prison to mark the centenary of the First World War. The four-foot high pyramid-shaped memorial, which sits on a lawn within the visitors’ area of the prison, was…

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Winter craft show at Salisbury Arts Centre

THIS year’s winter craft exhibition at Salisbury Arts Centre is Heart, Head and Hand, running to 5th January, and showcasing work by members of the Hampshire and Berkshire Guild of Craftsmen with guests. This is a selling exhibition, with work reflecting the wide range of disciplines and media in which the guild members work –…

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Two man show at new lakeside gallery

SCULPTURE By The Lakes, Simon and Monique Gudgeon’s sculpture park at Tincleton has a new indoor space, the Barn Gallery opening from Saturday 24th November with Pattern and Poise, a two man show featuring sculptor Simon Gudgeon and renowned US wildlife painter Andrew Denman.  The exhibition runs to 21st December. Andrew Denman is showing new…

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Look again at the Salisbury Museum

A GROUP of young people aged 11 to 25 years have been working on a project at the Salisbury Museum to reinterpret and redisplay the museum’s nationally significant collection of costume and textiles, dating back to the 16th century. The Look Again project was made possible by a grant of £115,360 from the Museums Association…

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Christmas collections at Ilminster

THERE are two pre-Christmas exhibitions at Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House – a stunning display of photographs and a collection of outstanding crafts by local makers. Both exhibitions run from 26th November to 21st December. The photographers exhibiting in the Gallery Café are the prizewinners of this year’s Art Centre’s open photographic competition. There…

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Christmas fair at Hatch Farm

THE next of three Christmas fairs in North Dorset is guaranteed to get you in the festive spirit, with some of the area’s best artists and makers showing their work in some interesting and beautiful settings. The Christmas Fair at The Chapel at Hatch Farm near Tisbury is on Saturday and Sunday 8th and 9th…

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After Eighties at Sladers Yard

MENTION the 80s to anyone who survived them and you conjure scary images of power dressing, neon flares and particularly awful music – but After Eighties at Sladers Yard, West Bay, is an altogether more beguiling prospect of great painting and pots by four artists in their 80s and still at the top of their…

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Rook Lane Arts tells Singers story

FROME’s Rook Lane Arts Trust has been awarded Heritage Lottery funding to tell the story of the town’s famous art foundry, J.W. Singer & Sons. The project, Casting the World: The Story of J.W. Singer & Sons of Frome, will take place next year, marking the bicentenary of the birth of John Webb Singer in…

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