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Words from the Woods

MESSUMS, the contemporary arts centre in the 700 year old Tisbury tithe barn, is celebrating wood in all its forms in its current exhibition, and as part of the programme there is an evening of poetry and music on Friday 25th August. Words From The Woods, with Pippa Haywood and friends, at 6pm, is a…

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Textile Fair at the American Museum

THE American Museum in Britain, set in landscaped gardens at Claverton near Bath, will host more than 30 textile specialists at this year’s Textile Fair, on 19th August, from 11am to 5pm. Now in its fourth year, the Textiles Fair will bring a wide range of retailers to the museum, offering antique, vintage, and world…

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The craft of the boat-builder – from Lyme to Tisbury

LYME Regis Boat Building Academy is one of the world’s leading centres teaching traditional boat building skills, and tutors from the academy are coming to Tisbury to share their knowledge as part of the current Messums’ exhibition. On Thursday 24th August, at 6:30pm, one of the Lyme Regis tutors will be at the arts centre…

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Under the Surface: David West at Dorset County Museum

DORSET artist David West is the subject of a major exhibition at the county museum in Dorchester, spanning 60 years of his work as a painter, sculptor and craftsman. Under The Surface, on at the museum until 6th January 2018, brings together 70 of David’s most important works from both private and public collections.  It…

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Plein Air at Sculpture by the Lakes

TWENTY Dorset artists enjoyed a bright day for the first of two Plein Air Painting events at Sculpture by the Lakes at Tincleton near Dorchester. Visitors were able to watch the artists, working in a variety of media while they explored the beautiful sculpture park. The rain held off so the artists managed to capture…

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Wood – Design & Inspiration at Messums

THE new exhibition at the great tithe barn which houses Messums Wiltshire at Tisbury features wood as a source of inspiration in art and design, and runs from 11th August – 3rd September.s Set in the largest medieval barn in the UK, Material: Wood – Design and Inspiration celebrates the designers, makers, artists and artisans…

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Artists anticipating Ilminster Open

PARTICIPATING artists are eagerly looking forward to the announcement of the prize-winners at this year’s Ilminster summer open exhibition, at the arts centre at the Meeting House from Monday 7th August to Friday 1st September. This exhibition, which attracts entries from artists and makers around the region is always one of the most eagerly anticipated…

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Devon Guild summer show

THE Devon Guild of Craftsmen’s summer exhibition at the gallery at Bovey Tracey, the guild’s longest running show, was first held in 1955 and this year runs throughout August to 15th September. It was started by a group of local craftsmen who each summer exhibited their work across the region. More than 250 local makers…

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Entries invited for Black Swan Open

SUBMISSIONS are being accepted for the Black Swan Arts Open competition in Frome. More than 100 works will be selected by a distinguished judging panel to go on show at the arts centre in November. The Black Swan Arts Open is an annual competition for original artwork by established practitioners and emerging artists. Over the…

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Railway mural for Yeovil Country Park

A NEW artwork at Yeovil Country Park is celebrating the history of the railway through the town. As part of the Heritage Lottery-funded V3 Involve Visit Volunteer project, the mural is painted on a concrete covered stretch of wall alongside the cycleway which follows the route of the former railway line, next to the site…

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