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A year at Daylesford

DORSET artist Gary Cook has spent much of the past year sketching in the landscape around the Daylesford estate on the Cotswolds, and the results can be seen in a new exhibition, ReWolding, at Daylesford from 16th to 29th April, capturing the unique atmosphere and beauty of this area of sweeping hills, wooded valleys and…

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New exhibition aims for the stars

A SPRING exhibition at Durlston Country Park’s Fine Foundation Gallery features spectacular photographs by Kevin Ferrioli. Landing Among The Stars, at the Swanage gallery from Wednesday 27th March to Sunday 14th April, is a celebration of Dorset’s dark skies. The exhibition takes a different look at the natural beauties of Dorset and the night-time sky…

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It’s nothing … at Messums West

THE programming at Messums West, the gallery and art centre in the ancient tithe barn at Tisbury, gets ever more adventurous, with a collaboration this year with Salisbury International Arts Festival and a two-month sound installation, created by Orlando Gough and Alastair Goolden, which draws its inspiration, in part from the river Nadder. Running from…

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Somerville at The Art Stable

THE new exhibition at The Art Stable, at Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, until 20th April, is a return visit by the popular printmaker Liz Somerville, with new work on the theme of Place. After some years living on her own near Crewkerne, Somerville is now married and living halfway up the dramatic Eggardon…

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Tate Gallery’s Pompeii painting comes to Somerset

AS part of the Museum of Somerset’s Spotlight Loan programme, from 23rd March to 2nd June 2024, the Tate Gallery is lending The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (1822) by John Martin. It is a vast and vividly colourful work which caused a public sensation when it was first shown. It also has an important…

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The scaffolding is down

FOR the first time in nearly 40 years, Salisbury Cathedral is without scaffolding, and to mark the occasion the New Art Centre at Roche Court, Winterslow, near Salisbury, has shared an image of an installation in the Cathedral Close. The scaffolding has been part of the cathedral’s exterior structure for 38 years, and in celebration…

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Sea Change at Durlston Country Park

RUST can be strangely beautiful with its accretions of colour and texture. The use of rust in art – printing and dyeing – will be featured in at exhibition and workshop at The Fine Foundation Gallery at Durlston Country Park, Swanage, from 6th to 19th March. Sea Change is a showcase of Dorset Carrie Mason,…

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Land Work by Paul Jones launches The Sherborne

IF you have been watching over the past few years the slow process of restoring and converting Sherborne House, the listed Georgian building in Newland, Sherborne, you can see the results from 1st March with the first exhibition, Land Work, new and recent paintings by the Dorset artist Paul Jones, open for booked visits until…

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Cathedral’s Burne-Jones window removed for restoration

SALISURY Cathedral’s skilled team of glaziers and glass conservators have removed a 145-year-old Pre-Raphaelite stained glass window by Sir Edward Burne-Jones and designer and craftsman William Morris for a restoration programme expected to take about two years. The window features two huge figurative designs – Angeli Ministrantes (Angels Ministering) and Angeli Laudantes (Angels Praising) by…

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Brian Rice at The Art Stable

THE spring programme at The Art Stable, Kelly Ross’s always exciting gallery in a former farm building at Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, opens with In The Beginning, early works from the 1950s by Brian Rice, on until 9th March. At 87, Brian Rice is recognised as one of the most important British abstract…

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