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Ceramics at Sladers Yard

A NEW collection of ceramics is now on view online at Sladers Yard gallery at West Bay. The work by Mike Dodd, Akiko Hirai, Adela Power, Franny Owen and Paul Wearing, is being shown alongside Land Use, recent paintings by Alex Lowery. The gallery is showing a selection of domestic ware by Mike Dodd, a…

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Get crafting with Devon Guild

DEVON Guild of Craftsmen has gone virtual and the team is busy putting lots of exciting things to see and do onto the website, www.crafts.org.uk Members have started to film “How to’ videos so you can get crafting. The Guild has launched an online shop selling craft kits to keep you creative while staying at…

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Celebrating female textile artists

THE latest in the series of Materials exhibitions at Messums Wiltshire is Textiles: Modern British Female Designers, viewable online at www.messumswiltshire.com until 31st May. The exhibition has been put on in collaboration with Gray MCA, a Bath-based fashion design, illustration and textile art gallery. The collection includes work by some of the most important female…

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Cranach at Compton Verney

ONE unintended consequence of the Covid-19 lockdown is the way galleries have responded by putting their exhibitions online, so enabling far more people to see the work. Admittedly this is without an entrance fee, which is hard on the galleries and museums, so let’s hope that those who can afford it make a contribution to…

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Virtual tours of Sculpture by the Lakes

SCULPTURE by the Lakes, near Dorchester, is one of the many sculpture parks across the UK that are closed until further notice during the coronavirus pandemic. But to enable people to share the beauty of the park and lakes, the owners, international sculptor Simon Gudgeon and his wife and head gardener Monique Gudgeon, have started…

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Pick & Mix – museum’s first online exhibition

SALISBURY Museum has joined the increasingly varied online arts scene with Pick & Mix – @pickandmixtsm – an Instagram exhibition exploring the last 800 years of Salisbury’s history through fascinating objects and with a range of community voices. This first online exhibition for the museum and gallery in Salisbury Cathedral Close begins on 23rd April….

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Enjoy David Marl at the JCA Gallery

THE Dorset-based artist David Marl, who is best known for his beautiful, pastoral and often mystical paintings is the featured artist at the JCA Gallery at East Knoyle. He studied stained glass at the Royal College, a background that explains the delicate stained glass feel of his small windows, which seem to be lit from…

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Get the Messums experience online

MESSUMS, which has a Mayfair gallery as well as its Wiltshire home in Tisbury’s 700-year old tithe barn, is providing a comprehensive virtual view of exhibitions and events, even including a long read, The current long read is Celebrity, Vanity & Mythology, a feature on photography, which is described as “a process defined by its…

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FaB news from Bath

BATH’s alternative Fringe Art Festival is moving online for 2020 with events running as planned from 22nd May to 7th June. A spokesperson for Fringe Art Bath said they would not be able to have the festival “as we know it this year, as part of the sacrifices we are all making in response to…

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Sally McLaren at The Art Stable

SALLY McLaren is a modernist landscape painter and printmaker, who lives on the borders of Wiltshire and Dorset, and very close to Somerset, on the edge of Cranborne Chase. The counties, each with a very different character, although linked by the distinctive chalk downland, inform her paintings, rather with a sense of place than a…

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