'Changing Seasons' Art Exhibition at Chesil
Monday 30th October 2017
Dorset Wildlife Trust’s (DWT’s) Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre is launching its annual art exhibition from Saturday 4th November until Sunday 19th November, entitled ‘Changing Seasons’.
The exhibition is a collection of art from local artists depicting the changes in the seasons, using wildlife and wild spaces as inspiration for their work. There will be a variety of mediums displayed including glass art, photography, pottery, fine art and paintings. Everything in the exhibition is for sale, including prints and cards.
One artist displaying his photography work is Charlie Wheeler, who is also the Warden for the Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve. Charlie said, “Dorset, and particularly the Chesil Bank and Fleet Nature Reserve is a remarkable place for wildlife watching and stunning landscapes. The art exhibition at the Chesil Beach Centre is a great way for local artists to show their work in all their mediums, highlighting this beautiful and unique part of our coastline. I am delighted to be a part of this 'Changing Seasons' exhibition as it will inevitably show the diverse wonders of this area seen throughout the year."
DWT Chesil Beach Centre Assistant, Vicky Ashby said, “We are delighted to be returning with our annual art exhibition, which is held in the exhibition area at the Chesil Beach Centre. The area is perfect for displaying local art and this year we’re focusing on the changing seasons as a theme. Whether you’re interested in art for yourself, or as a gift for a loved one, we’re sure you’ll find something inspiring from our local artists who love nature and wildlife as much as we do!”
Other artists exhibiting include Maggie Cooke (pottery), Antonia Phillips (fine art), Charles T Maher (mixed media and painting), Briony Maple (glass), David Metcalff (woven wire sculptures), Lauren Bissell (wildlife paintings) and Cliff Tower (wildlife paintings).
Visitors can also enjoy a lunch or snack at the Taste café in the Centre, or take a stroll onto Chesil Beach and the Fleet Lagoon, where we currently have large numbers of brent geese. The centre also has a gift shop and pay and display car park.
Visit the Chesil Centre webpage here.
Notes to Editor
For more information please contact Vicky Ashby at Dorset Wildlife Trust Chesil Centre on 01305 206191.
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Dorset Wildlife Trust is part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland Partnership; connecting people with nature
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.
The Fine Foundation Chesil Beach Centre is owned by Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and leased to Dorset Wildlife Trust who run the Centre on behalf of a partnership including the Chesil Bank and the Fleet Nature Reserve and the Jurassic Coast Team, with the continued help of local volunteers. The building of the new centre and boardwalk was made possible by funding from a wide range of organisations, including the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Crown Estate and Court Leet of the Island and Royal Manor of Portland, the Fine Family Foundation, Weymouth and Portland Borough Council, Dorset County Council, the Garfield Weston Foundation, Dorset Wildlife Trust, Chalk and Cheese and the Jurassic Coast Trust.
The centre is open from 10am – 4pm every day. For more information, ring 01305 206191 or visit the Chesil centre website here.
Dorset Wildlife Trust us part of the Natural Weymouth and Portland partnership; connecting people with nature.
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