Poundbury’s newly refurbished community space, Jubilee Hall, is the perfect central location to host Art In Poundbury’s very own Dorset Art Weeks collective exhibition and art trail, opening on Saturday, 14th May.
Titled, ‘It’s Up to Us’, the exhibition is being led by Casterbridge Art Society, which has created the umbrella group of Art In Poundbury, inviting fellow creatives from Artwey, Dorchester Camera Club and 3Cs Calligraphy to take part, along with new and established artists, sculptors, photographers, textile artists, calligraphers, stone masons and jewellers – all of whom are based in this part of Dorset.
Pupils from Damers First School are also taking part, with Year 3 pupils having been busy working with ceramic storyteller, Katie Netley. Together they have created a 3D ceramic totem pole, which after the exhibition will take pride of place in the school garden.
Inspiration for their work, and the exhibition’s title, has come from the wonderfully illustrated book of the same name by Christopher Lloyd and 33 award-winning artists from around the world. It is a beautiful yet thought provoking manifesto ‘calling on young and old to help restore the harmony of Nature, People and Planet’.
Keeping within that theme, which opens itself up to many interpretations, Art In Poundbury has planned an equally exciting and thought-provoking show. Alongside traditional oils on canvas, photography and ceramics, you’ll find beach-combed art to innovative glasswork, a life-sized chimpanzee (yes, really!) to intricate chicken wire creations. Something for everyone to explore and enjoy – and perhaps even buy!
Long-standing artists and Poundbury residents, Monica Perry, Tom and Hilda Lane and Bev Stephens have been invited to cut the ribbon, officially opening the show at 10am on Saturday, 14th May, at Jubilee Hall – where refreshments will also be served to the first 100 visitors. So, don’t miss it!
‘It’s Up To Us’ runs from Saturday, 14th May – Wednesday, 1st June. Open daily, 10am – 4pm. Free entry. Artworks for sale & vote for your favourite work in the public vote.
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A fabulous street market that stretches across Poundbury from Hessary St across the park and inside Jubilee Hall!
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Art in Poundbury invites all artists to come and join their summer en plein air painting event in the Squares of Poundbury.
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