Category: Dorset Art

It started with a letter from John Makepeace …

From Housework at The Sherborne to artists at the brewery, Dorset Art Weeks are packed with inspiration, exploration – and a boost to the...

The girl, the giraffe and the koala

A lifelong love of animals, a natural gift for drawing and chronic fatigue syndrome have combined to help Lucy Kendall launch her art business Many...

In the studio with Toby Wiggins

The award-winning artist is continuing a century-old tradition at Dunshay Manor, the Purbeck home of the sculptor Mary Spencer-Watson Dorset painter Toby Wiggins was born...

Winter gallery round-up

From two of the biggest names in the visual arts to tiny arts centres, there is plenty of colour and excitement in local galleries...

Georgia O’Keeffe: Memories of Drawings

Georgia O’Keeffe has been a feminist icon for many years. Her voluptuous flower paintings have become a visual cliche – but there is so...

Great women artists in Dorset

The new year, 2024, starts with Dorset exhibitions of two of the towering figures of 20th century art – both women. There is a...

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A century ago in Hinton Martell | POSTCARDS FROM A DORSET COLLECTION

This month Barry Cuff has chosen a couple of postcards of Hinton Martell. Lying four miles north of Wimborne, it is curiously the only...

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