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Masterpiece tours at Stourhead

VISITORS to the National Trust’s Stourhead House in Wiltshire can learn more about the house’s stunning art and antique collections on one of a series of Masterpiece tours. A team of volunteers has researched and created these extended guided tours, which showcase highlights from the collection an­d explain the connections between them and the world-famous…

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The Kingcombe Group at Ilminster

THE new exhibition at Ilminster arts centre at the Meeting House features work by the Kingcombe Group from West Dorset, on show until 28th June. The natural beauty and unspoilt rural landscapes of West Dorset are the inspiration for the group of 11 textile artists who meet and stitch at Kingcombe, a study centre and…

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Reflections in the Cathedral Refectory

WORLD-famous light installation artist Bruce Munro is on Wiltshire home ground with his latest work, Confluence, created for Salisbury Cathedral’s Refectory restaurant. Confluence, a shimmering display of five large panels, each made up of 240 colourful recycled CDs, was inspired the Cathedral’s site at the confluence of five rivers – the Avon and its tributaries…

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Beyond The Edge at Poole Lighthouse

NEW Forset-based artist Malcom Crocker is showing a selection of future landscapes in Beyond The Edge, in the Top Floor Gallery at Poole’s Lighthouse centre for the arts, running to Saturday 15th June. The artist explains: “We exist within an endless expanse of time and space. The patterns of change, destruction, renewal, evolution, life and…

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Madrid to Tyntesfield – the Spanish connection

A NEW theme at the National Trust’s Tyntesfield, house near Bristol running through 2019 and 2020 will give visitors the chance to discover more of the estate’s historic Spanish connections. “From Madrid to Tyntesfield: A story of love, loss and legacy” reveals the life of Tyntesfield’s founder, William Gibbs, who was born in Madrid, the…

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Creative Collection at Ilminster

THE new exhibition at Ilminster Arts Centre at the Meeting House features work by the Creative Collective, a group of artists and makers, on from Monday 20th May to Saturday 8th June. Creative Collective offers visitors the chance to browse and buy from a tempting range of works including potter Andrew Eddleston’s beautiful, usable wares, …

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Art in the Wylye valley

NEARLY 20 years ago, artist Nick Andrew and a small group of fellow artists and makers in a beautiful corner of south west Wiltshire got together to set up an art trail. This year marks a significant milestone, the tenth Wylye Valley Art Trail, running for an extended ten days from Saturday 18th to Monday…

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Masters of Invention at the Devon Guild

GRAFFITI art meets contemporary craft in Masters of Invention at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen exhibition from Saturday 18th May to Sunday 7th July at the Jubilee gallery at the Guild’s Bovey Tracey home. The exhibition explores the evolution of European graffiti art by bringing together a new collection of paintings and artworks by some…

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Unconscious Landscape – female artists at Hauser & Wirth

THE new exhibition at Hauser &Wirth Somerset at Durslade Farm, Bruton, from 25th May to 8th September, is Unconscious Landscape: Works from the Ursula Hauser Collection, focused entirely on female artists. The exhibition has been curated by Ursula Hauser’s daughter Manuela Wirth, with Laura Bechter, curator of the Ursula Hauser Collection. It will span all…

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