Artsreach organises a varied programme of touring visual art exhibitions which circulate to village halls, rural galleries, and other venues throughout Dorset. Among the main strands of the touring programme are contemporary craft shows, thematic exhibitions bringing together contemporary and traditional work and collaborations with national and regional artists. In addition to our touring exhibitions, we also manage a range of visual arts projects and residencies working with community groups and artists throughout rural Dorset.
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The Knitted Garden by Pauline Stanley will be exhibited at Springhead, Fontmell Magna from 30th Nov-8th Dec. Created by 2,000 knitters, this is a very rare opportunity to see it displayed, and in a beautiful setting.
Land felt, touring in spring, will be an project exhibition featuring work created by community groups. There will also be work by local artists that relates closely to the cultural heritage of the South Dorset Ridgeway.
As part of the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership Project, Land Felt will focus on the art of traditional feltmaking using wool from sheep found grazing on the Ridgeway, colouring the wool from natural plant dyes and creating felted objects that reflect some of the rich cultural heritage/myths and legends of the region.
For more information click Land Felt under the project menu to the left.
Visit www.southdorsetridgeway.org.uk for more information on the Heritage Lottery Grant and the South Dorset Ridgeway Partnership.