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Wildlife Photographer of the Year

THIS stunning image by Shashwat Harish is one of the photographs on view at Dorset Museum and Art Gallery in Dorchester in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition from 19th July to 3rd November. The world-famous exhibition from the Natural History Museum, returns to Dorset Museum & Art Gallery this summer, showcasing the world’s…

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Seeing the wood for the trees at The Art Stable

FORMER associate editor and senior artist at The Sunday Times, environmental artist Gary Cook has been exploring the mysterious and beautiful remnants of England’s temperate rainforests, and the results are on show in a powerful exhibition at The Art Stable at Child Okeford, running to 20th July. After graduating from Bournemouth University in the late…

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An artist rooted in nature

PAINTER Julie Herring attributes her love of nature and its importance in her work to her parents. Her new exhibition, Rooted in Nature, at the Fine Foundation Gallery at Durlston Country Park, Swanage, from 12th to 27th June, is dedicated to them. She says: “My work in this exhibition is dedicated to my late parents….

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Earth Photo exhibition at Stourhead

THE National Trust’s Stourhead near Mere is hosting the Royal Geographical Society, Earth Photo 2024 exhibition, from 24th June to 9th September. Earth Photo is an annual, international open-call exhibition and awards programme for images and films that tell stories about our planet. Co-Directed by the Royal Geographical Society), Forestry England and Parker Harris, the…

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Clean lines at Sladers Yard

CERAMICIST Yo Thom and painter Vanessa Gardiner do not immediately have much in common, but when you see their work together – as you can at Sladers Yard gallery at West Bay until 14th July – you see synergies and a shared sense of structure in the clean lines of their very different artworks. North…

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GroundWork NetWork comes to West Bay

ARTWORKS by members of an international artists’ community, who are focusing on ways in which we exploit and nurture the earth’s resources, will be at Amanda Wallwork’s studio on the top floor of The Old Timber Yard, West Bay, over the weekends Friday 31st May to Sunday 2nd June and Friday 7th to Sunday 9th…

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Seahorse and Studland seagrass

SEAHORSES are enchanting, magical creatures – but they are vulnerable to many forces, human and natural. There is an important but fragile population ion Britain’s two native seahorse species – the spiny and short snouted seahorse – in the Studland seagrass meadow, which itself is a threatened habitat. The meadow is a voluntary no-anchor zone…

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Somerset Printmakers at the Rural Life Museum

THE historic setting of Somerset Rural Life Museum at Glastonbury, with the ancient tithe barn, is the setting for a showcase of artwork by 13 printmakers living and working in Somerset, from 25th May to 1st September. Somerset Printmakers are a group of professional artists dedicated to creating original prints and pushing the boundaries of…

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