Wonderful news this week! Moira Purver SWA has been elected a full member of the Society of Women Artists and Judy Tate has had two paintings accepted for the Society of Women Artists Exhibition which runs from June 24th to July 5th in the Mall Galleries, London, SW1. Both artists have been with us since we opened two years ago so it is a great birthday present for us and for them. You can see their new work in our Festival Exhibition for Purbeck Art Weeks and Dorset Art Weeks from 24th May to 8th June. 11 to 5 every day except Tuesday. We look forward to seeing you.
Moira Purver ASWA
Brilliant news! Moira, who is one of our most successful and collectable sculptors has had three sculptures accepted for the Society of British Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries, running from the 5th to the 15th March. The sculptures, ‘Sometimes I Sits and Thinks’ (shown here in our gallery), ‘Quiet Reflection’ and ‘A Man’s Dilemma’ all show Moira’s ability to capture those personal, reflective moments to perfection. A contrast to her works showing the movement and energy of the human form.
We are pleased to welcome Swanage photographer Andy Farrar to the gallery. His mounted, unframed atmospheric photographs of Corfe Castle have been much in demand.
23rd March to 19th May.
Our new exhibition celebrates the freshness and colour of the new season in work by some of the finest contemporary Dorset artists. Fresh foliage, spring flowers, the blue skies we all hope for, the sunlight sparkling on the sea and the occasional storm are all reflected in a range of mediums.
We are delighted to be able to show visiting sculptor Carol Orwin’s beautiful Dexter Cow in our Spring exhibition. Carol’s beautiful and carefully observed animal sculptures are modelled in a direct and vibrant way, interpreting the mood and movements of her subjects and portraying their musculature with anatomical accuracy. Her mastery of the casting process enables her to retain complete control over the finished sculptures. Carol studied under Sir Anthony Caro and Phillip King and has passed on her skills through teaching for many years.
Carol has work in collections throughout the world.
The Gallery at 41 is hosting a free exhibition this week (11th – 15th July 2012) of watercolours of Purbeck by William Wiehe Collins, a noted watercolourist of the late 19C and early 20C. W W Collins lived opposite the gallery for a time before settling in Stoborough.
The intriguing Olympic connection is that his son Commander Bill Collins organised the 1948 Olympic Torch relay across Europe. Cdr Collins who was borne in Corfe Castle, overcame the enormous organisational challenges of the post War aftermath to create a highly successful event.
Corfe Castle welcomes the 2012 Torch this Friday.
Welcome to the website of our new gallery. We will be showcasing the work of Dorset based artists as the core of our collection.
Please use this site to find out more about our range of inspirational work and our exhibitions. Better still, come and see us in our beautiful 17century building in this unique village.
— Steve & Chris Clarke