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Devon Guild reopens

THE Devon Guild of Crafts is reopening the shop and galleries at Bovey Tracey on Wednesday 8th July. The charity, the Devon Guild of Craftsmen, has been kept afloat and will continue to run the Guild for the craft makers and visitors. A statement from the Guild has thanked everyone who has supported the organisation….

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Cathedral is open for worship

SALISBURY Cathedral is open for public worship from Sunday 5th July. The opening of churches and cathedrals – including Salisbury and Wells – follows three weeks in which they have been partially open for private prayer and contemplation. After more than three months lockdown, the first public service in the Cathedral will be a Eucharist…

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Summer at the Glebe Gallery

RACHEL Sargent is one of the artists with work in the summer exhibition at the Glebe Gallery, near Shaftesbury, on the Wiltshire-Dorset border. The exhibition, which runs to 12th July, includes paintings, prints and sculptures. The gallery, owned and run by James and Flora Harvey, specialises in traditional contemporary art. There are two mixed artists…

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Stunning setting for new arts festival

SCULPTURE by the Lakes, the home and outdoor gallery of sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique, is the setting for a new three-day Dorset Arts Festival, from 3rd to 5th July. The festival, set in and around the lakes at Pallington, near Dorchester, will be a showcase of art and music, with more than…

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Remembering Frink as Messums reopens

MESSUMS Wiltshire, based in the 700 year old tithe barn and adjoining buildings at Tisbury, reopens on 4th July with a series of exhibitions celebrating Elisabeth Frink and including a recreation of her Dorset studio The focus of the exhibitions in the barn and the long gallery is The Artist’s Studio, including work by sculptor…

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High Ground at The Art Stable

IF you stand in the doorway of The Art Stable gallery in Child Okeford and look across the Gold Hill Organic Farm yard, you see Hambledon Hill, with its massive earthworks which date back to Neolithic times. The gallery reopens on Saturday 20th June with an exhibition of paintings by the Dorset-based artist Gary Cook,…

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Sladers Yard gallery reopening

SLADERS Yard gallery at West Bay will reopen on Wednesday 17th June, enabling gallery regulars to see in solid form the paintings, sculptures and ceramics they have been only been able to view online during the Covid19 lockdown. The exhibition From Dorset with Love features work by some of the gallery’s most popular artists, including…

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Inuit sculpture and Glastonbury paintings at Messums

IT would be hard to imagine more difficult backgrounds or subjects than two of the online exhibitions at Messums Wiltshire – paintings of the Glastonbury Festival, which celebrates its 50th birthday this year, and sculpture by Inuit people of the Canadian Arctic. In the early 20th century, many British sculptors were profoundly inspired by objects…

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Nick Andrew’s virtual First Saturdays

ARTISTS Nick Andrew and Tanya Hinton are unable to hold their regular First Saturday open studios at Bull Mill Studio, Crockerton, near Warminster, until the autumn at the earliest, but you can still see their latest work at their website www.bullmillarts.co.uk/OpenStudio.htm Nick says: “Even though galleries are closed and arts events are cancelled, hugely reducing…

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Splendid isolation

WILTSHIRE photographer Nigel Hudson is using his skill as a professional photographer with more than 40 years experience to support Swindon’s Great Western Hospital charity, Brighter Futures. Nigel’s personal lockdown photographic project, Splendid Isolation, has developed into a fund-raising project. The collection includes studies of flowers, clouds, and ordinary domestic objects in extraordinary light and…

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