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Dorchester Sheroes final six

After 48 submissions from across the county, the Dorchester Sheroes Committee had the difficult task of whittling it down to six. Because of the amazing women who were nominated, they intend to publish a book celebrating them all. Shortlist The Dorset Button Makers (1622 to 1850)The Dorset Button Makers played a crucial role in the […]

Help find the forgotten Sheroes of Dorchester

Six men, one dog, a Queen and a horse. This is the representation of civic monuments in the county town of Dorchester! This month, Dorchester Sheroes has launched a new campaign to find Dorchester’s unsung and forgotten women of the town. It turns out the team behind Mary Anning Rocks has one last statue in […]

Dorset artist creates key piece of art for RHS Chelsea Garden

Dorset artist Simon Gudgeon, one of Britain’s leading contemporary sculptors, is creating a key piece of art for The RSPCA Garden which will be shown at RHS Chelsea Flower Show in May. Simon is well known for his stunning animal sculptures and this piece will feature otters playing. The bespoke bronze is inspired by rescue […]

Poole Museum ‘on the move’ during building works

Poole Museum has closed ahead of redevelopment work funded by The National Lottery Heritage Fund and Historic England’s High Street Heritage Action Zone. The redevelopment, supported by BCP Council, will transform the museum and provide extensive new and updated community facilities. Three new galleries will showcase Poole Museum’s maritime collections and are being ‘co-created’ with […]

Dorset Museum to display star painting from Victoria & Albert Museum

A star object from the Victoria and Albert Museums collection is due to go on display in a new exhibition being held at Dorset Museum.

Striking new artworks celebrating Bournemouth’s coast to greet seafront visitors

Two striking new pieces of art celebrating Bournemouth’s famous coastline will greet seafront visitors this summer. BCP Council have commissioned two local artists to revamp and improve the visitor experience around Bournemouth Pier Approach Flyover and Boscombe Land Train Garage on Undercliff Drive. Starting this week, 16 pillars at Bournemouth’s Pier Approach Flyover, an area […]

Photos of Sculpture by the Lakes

Sculpture by the Lakes is set in 26 acres of beautiful countryside, created by Dorset artist Simon Gudgeon and his wife Monique.

A Century of British Art; Bournemouth Arts Club 1920-2020

An exhibition showcasing some of the finest twentieth-century British art from well-known local artists opens at the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum this October. Celebrating one hundred years of Bournemouth Arts Club, the exhibition was delayed from its intended schedule last year due to the lockdown closures. Shortly after the ending of the First World […]

New exhibition showcases 21 years of the work of renowned British sculptor Simon Gudgeon

Internationally renowned Simon Gudgeon is celebrating 21 years as a sculptor with a retrospective exhibition devoted to his work, which is being held in the gallery space at his sculpture park, Sculpture by the Lakes near Dorchester. ‘Coming of Age’ is the first major retrospective devoted to Simon’s sculpture, and offers a unique opportunity to […]

Dorset sculpture park, Sculpture by the Lakes starts virtual tours

June 2020 update: Open from Wednesday 3rd June. You must now pre-book and buy tickets online before visiting. Lots of new sculptures to see and gardens looking wonderful. See you soon! Sculpture by the Lakes is one of the many sculpture parks across the UK that has had to close its ‘garden gates’ until further […]