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Two exhibitions for Dorset equestrian artist

MICHELLE McCullagh, one of the country’s leading equestrian artists, who has her studio near Sturminster Newton, has work in two exhibitions in June. She has paintings in Celebrating the Turf at the Osborne Studio Gallery in Motcombe Street, Knightsbridge. The exhibition runs to 7th July. The other exhibition, Sporting House, is at the Rountree Tryon…

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Abstract trio at the Beaumont gallery

THREE abstract artists, Pennie Elfick, Neil Joyce and Sandra Porter share the gallery space at the Beaumont Gallery in the former steel chimney factory in Woodlands Road, Mere, from Saturday 30th June to Sunday 22nd July. In the Abstract features a range of fine art works including sculptures, paintings and charcoal drawings by the three…

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John Ridgewell retrospective at The Art Stable

THE new exhibition at The Art Stable, at Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, is John Ridgewell, “A Quiet Surrealist,” on show from Saturday 30th June to Friday 27th July. John Ridgewell (1937-2004), was an Essex native, who studied alongside David Hockney and RB Kitaj at the Royal College of Art, before leaving to become…

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Tibetan monks to create mandala at Shaftesbury

TIBETAN monks from the Tashi Lhunpo Monastery will be at Gold Hill Museum at Shaftesbury from Monday 25th June,   creating a colourful Sand Mandala in the museum’s garden room. This beautiful but short-lived work of art represents a Buddha’s palace and is composed of millions of grains of coloured sand, painstakingly put into place using…

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Henry Lamb at Messums Wiltshire

THE second of this year’s two exhibitions of work by Henry Lamb is Portraits and People at Messums Wiltshire at the 700 year old tithe barn at Tisbury, until Sunday 8th July. A wonderful complement to the major retrospective of Lamb at the Salisbury Museum in the Cathedral Close, the Messums exhibition includes rare portraits…

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The Revelation of the Head

A SELECTION of some of the finest sculpted heads in art history – from ancient Greece to the 21st century – is on show in the 700 year old tithe barn at Tisbury, home to the contemporary art centre, Messums Wiltshire, until 8th July. The Revelation of the Head explores the constant fascination we all…

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Making art from scrap

MAKING meaningful artworks from scrap materials is something Somerset artist Fiona Campbell is passionate about. This is not a new approach, but her subject matter has become increasingly weighted with environmental issues, given her concerns with the critical state our world is in. Fiona’s latest piece, Glut, a set of wrapped, woven and sutured red…

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Home Front, Home at Bridport

BRIDPORT’s major exhibition for the 2018 season is Home Front, Home, which commemorates the centenary of the end of the First World War and explores how the world’s first ‘total war’ affected women in Bridport, through the stories of seven individuals. The exhibition has been researched by a group of Bridport Museum volunteers, led by…

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Bodies of Water at Wells

TEN years ago, artists Helen Ottaway and Melanie Thompson brought their creative spirits together for a year-long public arts project in Wells. On Wednesday 20th June the composer and performer return to the city to reflect on their experiences in Denmark and Sri Lanka, as they start to create a new work for the city…

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