Its all free, yet so much to see and do.

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A chance for all to have ago at different areas of creativity To watch and listen and  have a great day

Whats it all about ?

A dynamic and diverse community arts festival

Free Expression


A Great Day Out for all the family


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Below to the Blandford DAW artists Dorset Art Weeks.

28th May to 12th June 2016


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251 Rachel Sargent & Emsie Sharp Landscape Painting & Glass

Rachel’s evocative paintings are full of light and shadows. She works in a variety of mixed media including linoprints and monoprints. w. www.rachelsargent.co.uk

Emsie makes unique and colourful handblown glass including wine glasses, tableware and one off pieces reflecting her love of colour and technique. You can watch her working in her studio from 11am to 3pm. w. www.sharpglass.co.uk

The organic farm shop will be open on the same days as will the Tea-Sympathy cafe where you can have delicious barista style coffees, home made cakes and lunches.

Cowshed Studios, Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8HB

(Both studios have one step at the entrance).

t. 01258 861916 m. 07957 452853 e. rachelsargent@tiscali.co.uk

Leaving Child Okeford towards Manston, turn right before the Saxon Inn onto Ridgeway Lane and immediately right again into Gold Hill Organic Farm yard.

11am - 5pm.

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 Ceramics & Pottery   Mixed Media, Crafts & Other  Drawing  Painting  Furniture & Wood Crafts

Photography & Digital Media  Printmaking Galleries & Group Shows  Glass  Sculpture  Textiles  Jewellery

Shillingstone . Child Okeford . Shroton . Iwern Minster . Chettle . Pimperne . Stourpain . Durweston . Winterborne Stickland . Winterborne Houghton . Ansty . Hilton . Milton Abbas . Winterborne Whitechurch . Spetisbury . Blandford Forum

254 Rob Adams Landscape Paintings & Drawings

As a member of the Wapping Group of Artists I am mostly a plein air painter in oils and watercolour, though I paint larger studio works also. I am also keen on drawing in pen and ink.

Clock Cottage, High St, Child Okeford, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8EH

(Steps up to studio).

t. 01258 861212 e. robadams@treeshark.com

In Duck St near Station Road, the house has a clock!

10am - 7pm daily.

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253 Mary Tambini Paintings, Ceramic Sculpture, Pots

A painter working in oils, acrylics and mixed media, my starting point is observational drawing - landscapes or figures - quite gestural. I am interested in the dynamic mark so the painting becomes quite abstract in the process. Also ceramics/prints.

Old Union Arms, Station Road, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8EL

(Rear of house, through gate, three steps down to patio. Studio last door on right).

t. 01258 860516 e. marytambini@icloud.com w. www.marytambini.com

A357 Blandford to Sturminster Newton, right turn to Child Okeford. A350 between Shaftesbury and Blandford turn right to Hanford and Child Okeford.

11am - 5pm. Fridays 12 - 8pm.

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256 David Crompton & Val Webberley Watercolours & Fabric Collage

David: Award winning artist. My paintings, in graphite and watercolour, are influenced by the natural world and feature closely observed details of birds, flowers and objects collected on country walks - like feathers, shells and seeds. e. djs3@btinternet.com w. www.david-crompton.com

Val: Vibrant pictures created in fabric and/or stitch of urban and rural landscapes, gardens and abstracts. This year, ’minis’ for those of you with wall shortage! Prices range from £65 to £350. e. valwebberley@gmail.com w. www.valsopus.com

Relax in our comfortable venue whilst enjoying morning coffee, afternoon tea and cakes for sale.

Shillingstone Church Centre, The Cross, Shillingstone, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0SW

(Good access for all, with ramps. Easy, flat car parking. Disabled toilet).

t. 01258 861409

In Shillingstone, on the A357, opposite the turning to Okeford Fitzpaine.

10am - 5pm daily. Sunday 12 June, 10am - 2pm.

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257 Sarah-Louise Blake Painting

I paint large scale works depicting the natural world in semi-abstract patterns. I studied primarily as a set designer and my work shows a strong sense of composition and drama. Cakes and refreshments available at venue.

The Portman Hall, Blandford Road, Shillingstone, Dorset DT11 0SP

(Easy access).

t. 01258 863861 m. 07956 250362 e. slcb@3d-unlocked.co.uk

Venue is situated directly on the A357 that runs through the village of Shillingstone, between Blandford Forum and Sturminster Newton.

10am - 5pm Saturdays & Sundays, 10am - 4.15pm weekdays.

 

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258 Darren Wheeler  Woodturner, Sculptor

All items turned and carved using local timber.

Sheriffs Mead, Telegraph Street, Shroton, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8QQ

(Slight slope).

t. 01258 863886 m. 07813 567781 e. darrenbearwood@yahoo.co.uk w. www.darrenwheeler.me.uk

Near main cross roads in village.

10am - 7pm daily.

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260 Sue Bates   Painter in Watercolour

Well known for her loosely painted floral work, Sue is exhibiting very new and different subjects this year. She has been working on landscapes, including the animals that inhabit them.

Her paintings are worked on damp cotton rag paper and painted quickly allowing up to three colours to blend on the page. She hopes these works will show off the magic of watercolor.

There will be originals, porfolio work, prints and cards on offer. Super garden to wander through and The Cricketers Inn is but a step away.

Fieldways, Telegraph Street, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8QQ

(Gravel drive with steps up to lawn and studio).

t. 01258 861863 e. suebates359@gmail.com

From Blandord take the A350 North. Take the second turn on the left for Shroton and follow the signs.

11am - 5pm, late nights Fridays until 7pm.


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261 David Marl Paintings

Having originally trained as a stained glass artist at RCA, I now work primarily as a painter of small acrylic panels and watercolours.

Bow Cottage, Shute Lane, Iwerne Minster, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8LZ

(Steps to the front door, and inside).

t. 01747 812048 e. burgoyne.marl@tiscali.co.uk

From A350, turn into village at the war memorial. Shute Lane is the first turning on the right - some parking available.

10am - 5pm.

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259 Hannah Strange & Jan Tomlinson Paintings:Landscapes-Patterns-Colour

A variety of acrylic and watercolour paintings.

Jan’s works capture British seaside life or distill Portuguese styles to establish visual patterns.

Hannah’s recent paintings play with tone and hue. She introduces figures or still life into landscapes of Dorset and Provence.

Affordable and fun. Prices £30 - £150. Cards also for sale. Nice garden. Close to other venues.

Little Beechwood, High Street, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8ER

(Slope and two small steps).

t. 01258 860779 m. 07443 117363 w. hstrange1@btinternet.com

In centre of village.

11am - 5pm.

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262 Karren Burkett Dorset Landscapes

The Dorset countryside is my inspiration. Not that of the travel guide, but the view you see everyday, the magic of the fields, trees and sky that is in our lives everyday. I want to bring my excitement to others.

Plantation Farm, Tarrant Hinton, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8BZ

(Ample off road parking. One step into studio. Wheelchair ramps available).

t. 01258 830301 e. karrenburkett@yahoo.co.uk w. www.karrenburkett.com

A354 Blandford to Salisbury road - 2 miles beyond the Tarrant Hinton turning on the left hand side (between Chettle and Long Crichel turnings).

10am - 6pm daily.

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263 Rosemary Westlake & Martin Lloyd Group Show

Two artists exhibiting in a small village hall in the delightful village of Chettle, both newcomers to DAW.

Rosemary produces richly coloured and textured two and three-dimensional work, combining hand and machine stitching. She will be working on current pieces throughout the exhibition.

Martin is a life-long Sunday painter and is presenting landscapes of Dorset,France and Orkney, together with portraits and figure studies, all in oils.

Original work by both will be for sale and visitors are invited to enjoy a unique corner of rural Dorset.

Chettle Village Hall, Chettle, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8DB (Two shallow steps,no ramp).

t. 01725 552105 m. 07932 193110e. sixpennylloyd@waitrose.com

Take turn off A354 Blandford to Salisbury road,signposted Chettle: the hall is at entry to the village.

11am - 5pm daily

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264 Janet Parker - Laird Ceramics Ceramics

Pots and Paintings. Vibrant range of hand thrown and mould made, designed Pottery. A selection of acrylic Paintings also on display. This years inspiration comes from a visit to Stoke-on-Trent Potteries. Garden studio, workshop and conservatory. Pub nearby.

Elm Tree Cottage, 2 Priory Gardens, Pimperne, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 8XH

(One step).

t. 01258 455187 e. janetmparker@btinternet.com w. www.janetparkerlaird-ceramicartist.blogspot.com

A354 Blandford to Salisbury. First left after Farquharson Arms. Left again, travel to end of road, into Chapel Lane, Left again, 2 Priory Gardens.

10.30am - 4.30pm daily.

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255 Sarah Jack, Gillian Smeulders & Michelle Clements-Davies Contemporary Textured Artworks

Exciting contemporary exhibition for those who enjoy textures and driftwood.

Professional artist Sarah, layers fragments of textures, clippings from 1800s newspapers and oils. Her unique pieces evoke a nostalgia for old fishing villages and mills.

Passionate about texture, colour and balance, Gillian’s individual pieces of jewellery are handcrafted giving them that quality of imperfection that makes them special.

Michelle creates whimsical worlds by the sea from local wood and reclaimed materials. Reminiscent of sunny days spent whiling away hours gazing out to sea.

Studio set in beautiful village at foot of iron age fort, with cafes/pubs serving food.

The Old School House, High Street, Child Okeford, Dorset DT11 8EH

(6 steps to the studio. Easy roadside parking).

t. 01258 860959 m. 07788 646124 e. sjack.art@hotmail.co.uk w. www.purpleartgallery.co.uk

A357 through Shillingstone, right to Child Okeford, left at the ‘T’ junction/pink cottage, up hill on right 30m before the shop.

11am - 5pm daily.

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252 The Art Stable Gallery Tenth Anniversary Exhibition

Since The Art Stable was established in 2006 it has established itself as one of the most important galleries in the South West, showcasing local and international artists and presenting historical exhibitions of C20th British and European artists.

For this, our tenth anniversary year, we shall be exhibiting paintings and prints by local artists including Teresa Lawton, Howard Phipps, Lesley Slight, Gigi Sudbury and Amanda Vesey and in our second gallery presenting an historical exhibition which will feature three artists who worked in the middle of the twentieth century, David Gommon, John Ridgewell and Rowland Suddaby. Cafe next door.

Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8HB

(Two steps into the gallery).

t. 01258 863866 e. kellyross@theartstable.co.uk w. www.theartstable.co.uk

Leaving Child Okeford towards Manston, turn right before the Saxon Inn onto Ridgeway Lane and immediately right again into Gold Hill Organic farm yard.

10am - 3pm.


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267 Göran Hahne Watercolour, Ink, Pencil, Lithograph

Born in Stockholm in 1943, Göran is an acclaimed artist throughout Scandinavia. He has an extensive knowledge of drawing, watercolour painting, printing and lithography. Now living in Dorset, he captures the beauty and spirit of its landscapes and seascapes.

Calf House, 10 Manor Road, Stourpaine, Blandford, Dorset DT11 8TQ

(No wheelchair access into the house).

t. 01258 454840 m. 07977 567292 e. felicity@calfhouse.co.uk w. www.facebook.com/goranhahneuk

Coming from Blandford, turn left immediately after the White Horse pub into South Holme. Go down the hill and Calf House is at staggered crossroads.

10am - 6pm daily. Thursdays 10am - 8pm.

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 268 Knighton House School Group Show

Art has always been an intrinsic part of school life here at Knighton House School. Building on that natural association and connection. Knighton House School is delighted to host an exhibition of invited local artists for Dorset Art Weeks 2016.

Durweston, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PY

(Disabled access available).

t. 01258 452065 e. communications@knightonhouse.co.uk w. www.knightonhouse.co.uk

Knighton House School is situated in Durweston just off the A357 between Blandford and Shillingstone.

10am - 4pm daily.

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269 | Winterborne Stickland

269 Jo Burchell Sculptor

Jo draws in air using welded steel, copper and wire. Animals and people are captured in the moment, both on paper and in air. Her work ranges in size from 3 meters to 20 centimeters.

Pleck Cottage, Hedge End, Winterborne Stickland, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0EB

(One small step up and down from lane, and one step up to studio).

m. 07970 382156 e. jo@joburchell.com w. www.joburchell.com

Half way between Winterborne Stickland and Turnworth, the venue is directly on the Bullbarrow T Junction, Entrance is 10 yards up the bridleway.

10am - 4pm.

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270 Janine Elizabeth English Landscapes in Pastel

Fields, Woods, Flowers, Hills, Sky. English Landscapes in Pastel. Studio exhibition by kind permission of St Andrew’s Church PCC. Tea and coffee served. Footpaths close by in the beautiful Winterborne Valley.

St Andrew’s Church, Water Lane, Winterborne Houghton, Blandford, Dorset DT11 0PF

(A gravel path leads to the church and there are a few steps).

e. janineelizabethcronin@gmail.com w. www.janineelizabethart.com

St Andrew’s Church is set back from Water Lane opposite the turning to Bulbarrow.

Weekdays 10.30am - 2.30pm. Saturdays 10.30am - 5.30pm. Closed on Sundays.

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265 A Wolf & I - Enchanting Jewellery Handcrafted Silver & Gold Jewellery

A world of enchanting sterling silver and gold Jewellery forged from the overactive imaginations of award winning jewellery designer/makers Jesa Marshall & Al Marshall. Poison rings, keepsake lockets, sculptural Troll rings and tiny magical creatures. Commissions super welcome!

Flux ‘n’ Flame Jewellery School, Unit 11, Luccombe Business Centre, Luccombe Farm, Milton Abbas, Dorset DT11 0BD

(Good access, loads of parking on gravel).

t. 01258 881690 m. 07785 550771 e. howl@awolfandi.com w. www.awolfandi.com

From A354 Blandford/Dorchester Road - At Winterborne Whitechurch turn to Milton Abbas at Milton Arms Pub. We are approx 1.5 miles on left.

10am - 4pm. Open late, Thursday 9th 11am - 8pm.

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273 Jo Burnell Decorative Earthenware Pottery

Individual hand thrown earthenware pottery decorated with lively colourful designs inspired by nature. Delicious food served at Milton Arms Pub. Closed on Mondays.

4 Chescombe Cottages, Chescombe Lane, Winterborne Whitechurch, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0AR

(Several steps to venue in Garden Studio. Roadside parking).

t. 01258 881165 m. 07876 520381 e. chescombe@btinternet.com w. www.facebook.com/potterybyjoburnell/

Heading from Blandford towards Dorchester on A354. Turn right at Milton Arms Pub in Winterborne Whitechurch. Venue 0.3 mile on the right.

10am - 4pm.

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271 Sue Fawthrop & Julie Wetenhall Painting, Printmaking, Ceramics, Glass

Sue is a painter and printmaker, her contemporary colourful images are inspired by Dorset and beyond. Works include oil and acrylic on canvas, collage and mixed media, collagraph, dry point, lino and mono prints.

Julie makes hand-built, original, sculptural and functional ceramics, including bird baths and urns for the garden. Copper-foiled stained glass forms and hangings. Ceramics, painted paper and glass jewellery.

Both artists will show sketchbooks and works in progress, and are happy to discuss techniques. Large garden studio in beautiful rural setting, 50 yards downhill from good local pub. Excellent walking country.

Brewery Cottage, Ansty, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7PN

(Wide level access to garden, ramp to studio, two steps to additional space).

t. 01258 881189 e. sue.fawthrop@btopenworld.com w. www.suefawthrop.me.uk

Follow signs for The Fox at Ansty, Studio is 50 yards downhill, opposite Aller Lane.

1pm - 5pm daily.

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272 Judy Exon & Melanie Baker Nature’s Portraits

Nature’s Portraits

Paintings and drawings depicting the detailed beauty of the natural world. Original works, prints and cards for sale or order.

The Monk’s House, Hilton, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 0DG

(Loose gravel drive and two steps).

t. 01258 881732 e. judy@exon.me.uk

In the centre of Hilton on the main road.

1pm - 5pm daily.

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277 Heather MacGregor Painting & Drawing

Lively explorations of colour, light and mood taken from observational drawings. Expressive interpretations of the world. Mainly in oils but works on paper and cards also available. Garden with riverbank. Parking at the Woodpecker pub - excellent lunches.

2 Gannets Mead, Spetisbury, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9DJ

(Limited parking in drive. No level access, steps to studio and garden).

t. 01258 454393 e. hmmacgregor@hotmail.com w. heathermacgregorartist.weebly.com

On A350 at North end of Spetisbury, approx midway between church and Woodpecker pub. Park in pub carpark.

10am - 5pm.

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274Jake Winkle Watercolours - Lively & Expressive Paintings

Award winning watercolours by The Artist magazine’s Jake Winkle.

As well as British and overseas wildlife, Jake’s famous horse racing paintings will be available alongside expressive flowers, dynamic Venice scenes and subjects inspired by the colours of Africa and nearer to home.

More than fifty of Jake’s joyful watercolours will be on show and signed copies of his book ‘Light and Movement in Watercolour’, teaching DVD’s and greetings cards will also be available.

Studio open all day. Workshops available. Commissions taken.

Woodcroft, Queens Road, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 7LA

(Good accessibility and off road parking available).

t. 01258 480530 m. 07872 890542 e. jakewinkle@sky.com w. www.winkleart.com

From the bypass enter Blandford on Wimborne Road (B3082). After 400 metres take second right into St. Leonards Avenue, then third left into Queens Road.

10am - 5pm daily or by appointment.

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275 David Norton Paintings in Oil

David Norton is a musician who came to painting relatively recently. Simple and direct oils of landscapes in Dorset and France, and still life.

20 Alexandra Street, Blandford, Dorset DT11 7JE

(Some steps from garden into house).

t. 01258 459665 m. 07881 843101 e. david@davidnorton.me.uk

Leaving Blandford by Salisbury road, take second right after lights into Albert Street. House 50 yards on right.

10am - 5pm.

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