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Visual Arts
Contemporary Edge, Rural Context
 
Field Days (2016)
Stretching parallel to the Dorset coast, from Broadmayne in the east to Kingston Russell in the west, is a broad ridge of chalky downland known as the South Dorset Ridgeway. With a steep escarpment on the south side and a gently sloping landscape to the north, some 14 square miles within this area contain at least 500 earthworks, showing evidence of man's occupation of the land since prehistoric times.

The touring exhibition, Field Days, features commissioned works from local and national artists who have responded to the archaeology, ecology, geology, ancient myths and legends of the Ridgeway.

FIELD DAYS EXHIBITION TOUR

Litton & Thorners Community Hall DT2 9AU. Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th April, 11am-4pm

Walford Mill Craft Centre BH21 1NL
Saturday 18th June - Sunday 3rd July
Mon-Sat from 10am-5pm, Sundays 11am-4pm

Martinstown Village Hall DT2 9LF
Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th July, 11am-4pm

Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum DT2 0EQ
Friday 22nd - Sunday 24th July, 11am-4:30pm

Free Admission, donations welcome

ASSOCIATED WORKSHOPS

Willow Weaving for Families with Dorset Forest School
Create a ceremonial willow headdress or simple basket
10 April: 11:30am-12:45pm. £3, £2 u18s, £8 family. 01308 482532
Litton & Thorners Community Hall

Leatherwork for Families with Dorset Forest School
Produce a traditional leather pouch for holding valuables
10 April: 1:30pm-2:45pm. £3, £2 u18s, £8 family. 01308 482532
Litton & Thorners Community Hall

Beaker Making with Bill Crumbleholme
Create and decorate an unfired Bronze Age style beaker pot
25 June: 10:45am-11:45am, 12pm-1pm & 2pm-3pm
£3, £2 u18s, £8 family. 01202 841400
Walford Mill Craft Centre

Viking Knit Jewellery with Will Brown
Create beautiful jewellery from woven silver & copper wire
26 June: 10am-4pm. £20pp. 01202 841400
Walford Mill Craft Centre

Tin & Copper Smelting with Simon Timberlake
23 July: 11am-4:30pm. £35pp. 01300 320684
Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum

Bronze Casting with Simon Timberlake
24 July: 11am-4:30pm. £35pp. 01300 320684
Kingcombe Centre, Toller Porcorum