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Rachel Sargent workshops

PAINTER and print-maker Rachel Sargent, who has her studio at Gold Hill Farm, Child Okeford, has a series of four workshops over the next few months, covering printing, drawing and lino-cutting. The first two are at the beautiful Springhead Mill and gardens at Fontmell Magna in February and March when the snowdrops and spring bulbs…

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Attic Stories at The Art Stable

MICHAEL Taylor, who has a solo show, Attic Stories, at The Art Stable at Gold Hill Farm, Child Okeford, from 5th February to 5th March, has lived and worked in the  village for more than 30 years and has known owner Kelly Ross since she opened the gallery in 2006. He says he is particularly…

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Radiance at Sladers Yard

SLADERS Yard at West Bay hosts another of its occasional exhibitions on the theme of Radiance, opening on 22nd January, featuring the work of artists Rachel Fenner, Alfred Stockham, Martyn Brewster and Sally McLaren, with the furniture of resident designer-maker Petter Southall. The exhibition, which runs to 5th March,  features work inspired by the natural…

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Talking Heads at Dorset Museum

DORSET Museum has a fascinating new exhibition, My Creative Life: Talking Heads, clay sculptures inspired by the work of Elisabeth Frink, on in Dorchester until 6th March 2022. The heads on display are the expression of a creative process during six workshops which began at the museum in March 2020. They were aimed at adults…

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The Arborealists on Exmoor

THE Arborealists, artists whose work focuses on trees and woodlands, have an exhibition at the Lanacre Barn Gallery, at Withypool on Exmoor, continuing to 28th November. The gallery is in the middle of Exmoor, and the exhibition, with work by more than 60 artists, is supported by talks and information from Exmoor woodland conservation managers….

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Celebrating wood in winter

WILTSHIRE furniture designer Matthew Burt celebrates the beauty of the season,with an open weekend,  The Woods in Winter, on 27th and 28th November, at the shop in Hindon and the workshop and design studio just outside the village. The shop will be decked out with beautiful pieces for Christmas and beyond. Rather than seeing winter…

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Cutting it Fine at Salisbury

WORK by some of the finest British engravers is on show in Cutting It Fine: The Art of the British Wood Engraver, at Salisbury Museum, until 16th January 2022. There is a second exhibition featuring work by Howard Phipps, one of the greatest living wood engravers, who lives just outside Salisbury. Though printing onto paper…

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Marzia Colonna at Sladers Yard

AN exhibition by Marzia Colonna is always a special event, and the Dorset-based, Italian-born sculptor and collage artist’s shows at her “local” gallery are a must in the calendar. Her current show, Autumn Abundance, at Sladers Yard, West Bay, continues to 14th November and also marks the launch of new giclee prints of her collages….

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Win a Gormley lithograph

ANTONY Gormley’s new sculpture Doubt has been installed in niche 338 on the west front of Wells Cathedral, bringing a striking nd powerful contemporary work to sit alongside the Gothic religious statuary of the 13th century for which Wells Cathedral is famous.. The sculptor is keen to encourage local community creative and educational projects and…

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In praise of Broadwindsor

A NEW arts and heritage project, “The Place I Love,” is being launched with a village art exhibition and sale at Broadwindsor’s Comrades Hall on Saturday 16th October. The project, orgaanised by the Windrose Media Trust, working with local artists, will culminate in an interpretive map of the West Dorset village. Work by village artists,…

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