Visual Arts
Contemporary Edge, Rural Context
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.
What's Happening Now?
Current Exhibitions
Devon Guild Member and printmaker Anita Reynolds walked the 630 mile South West Coast Path from Minehead to Poole throughout 2012, 13 and 14, producing drypoint plates each day. An exhibition titled 'Outline South West Part 2' will feature the final thirty prints from the south coast, plus some larger works created throughout the project, alongside sketchbooks, photographs, maps and educational material.
Current Projects
This journey gave Anita the chance to collaborate with South West based artists Philippa Burlet (ceramicist), Carol Timms (feltmaker), Caroline Parrott (aluminium artist) and Richard Povall (sound artist). These artists will all be leading workshops through the exhibition period. For more information on the workshops click here
This exhibition and associated workshops are in partnership with Villages in Action, the Devon Guild, Dorset AONB and the South Dorset Ridgeway Landscape Partnership.