Current Exhibition


'Who Am I' Magic Carpet Exhibition

28 June 2019 to 27 July 2019

This exhibition, in the upstairs Project Space, features a new body of work produced by a local group of adults with learning disabilities, in creative workshops run by arts-for-health charity Magic Carpet.

Participants have created portraits in different media, employing drama, photography and drawing during group workshops. The project's aim is to challenge preconceptions about individuals with learning difficulties and give an opportunity to this group who would ordinarily not have a platform to showcase their work.

The self-portraits tell each individual's story - their personality, quirks and interests. They focus on what makes them unique and amazing. The exhibition is all-inclusive. With the help of photography combined with touchable multi-media work, written and spoken words, visitors will be able to experience the multi-sensory art.


Evolver Prize 2019

6 July 2019 to 31 August 2019

The Evolver Prize 2019 exhibition features the winning Evolver cover and 49 runners-up. 

Each year artists, photographers and designers compete to have their work published on the front cover of the July/August edition of Evolver, the leading Wessex Arts and Culture Guide. This year's winning entry is Dorset artist Debbie Lee's 'Sack Race', who was awarded the cash prize of £1,000.

The Evolver Prize 2019 selection panel consisted of Simon Barber (Editor of Evolver), Adrian Boot (Photographer) and Dr Fran Norton (Artist/Educator). 

Come along and vote for your favourite to win the Visitors' Choice prize.

All the artworks are for sale.

Please join us for the opening event on Saturday 6 July, 2-4pm (prize-giving at 3pm by Christopher Hampton, MD of Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood

Watch this space for Summer Holiday family workshops and activities.

This exhibition is kindly sponsored by Bearnes Hampton & Littlewood auctioneers and valuers


Evolver Prize 2019