DWT visitor centres exhibit for Art Weeks 2016
Friday 13th May 2016
Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is pleased to announce that both the Kingcombe Centre and the Chesil Beach Centre will be exhibiting a range of wildlife inspired art during Art Weeks 2016.
Dorset Art Week celebrations will take place at the visitor centres, with art exhibitions running from Saturday 28th May until Saturday 11th June 2016.
Local artists will be displaying a range of artistic mediums including sculpture, textiles, jewellery, watercolour, photography, crockery, collages and embroidery.
The Chesil Centre...
The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre is a modern accessible visitors’ centre nestled next to the iconic Chesil Beach and Fleet Lagoon. Literally a stone’s throw from the beach, the centre has an education exhibition area, the Taste* café, a shop, activities for children, a pay and display car park, and stunning views across the wildlife-rich Lagoon and Jurassic Coast.
The Kingcombe Centre...
The Kingcombe Centre is central to Dorset Wildlife Trust’s work in supporting people to engage, celebrate and connect to the landscape. The Centre, which is set amongst 1,000 acres of nature reserve, near Dorchester, provides courses, free parking, a café, events, and accommodation to enable its visitors to fully immerse themselves in nature.
Antonia Phillips - 'delighted to be exhibiting at both DWT venues this year'
Dorset-based landscape and wildlife artist, Antonia Phillips will be exhibiting during Art Weeks at both the Chesil Beach Centre and the Kingcombe Centre. She said, “I am delighted to be exhibiting at both DWT venues this year. The Trust has been part of my life for a long time, having worked with them for nearly 30 years, so I am pleased and proud to be showing my new work, which I plan on tailoring to each venue. I will be exhibiting new paintings in acrylic, miniprints, cards and atmospheric coastal monotypes (printmaking). Watch out for oystercatcher, fulmar, rushing streams and wild seas!”
A portion of the profits will be donated to DWT
DWT’s Individual Giving Manager, Fiona Sansom said, “Art Weeks is always such a great event for Dorset and DWT. The art we’re displaying is inspired by Dorset’s landscape and wildlife, so those who love art and nature won’t be disappointed. We’re also delighted that a portion of the profits will be donated to DWT, to help us continue our conservation work in Dorset.”
Find out more here:
Click here to find out more about the artists exhibiting, events, and how to get to the Chesil Beach Centre and the Kingcombe Centre.
For more information please contact Sally Welbourn at Dorset Wildlife Trust on 01305 264620.
Working for a secure future for Dorset’s wildlife enriching the quality of life
Dorset Wildlife Trust works to champion wildlife and natural places, to engage and inspire people and to promote sustainable living. Founded in 1961, DWT is now the largest voluntary nature conservation organisation in Dorset, with over 25,000 members and over 40 nature reserves. Most are open daily and there are visitor centres providing a wealth of wildlife information at Brooklands Farm, Lorton Meadows, Kingcombe Meadows and Brownsea Island Nature Reserves, The Purbeck Marine Wildlife Reserve and the Urban Wildlife Centre at Upton Heath Nature Reserve. DWT plays a key role in dealing with local environmental issues and leads the way in establishing the practices of sustainable development and engaging new audiences in conservation, particularly in the urban areas.
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