Art at the Museum

Art in its many forms is part of the cultural heritage of Blandford. The museum reserves a small gallery for art exhibitions.

The Art at the Museum programme is designed to show work of contemporary amateur and professional artists as well as material from the museum’s archives and will feature special exhibitions of artists from the past with local connections.

See the bottom of this page for future exhibitions

Artist of the month

June: Dick Hewitson

Dick has taught Biology for 37 years and this work and his understanding of the ecology of the area has influenced his art. He has been painting since the mid 1960’s, but seriously studying art for the last 5 years, both with Dorset artists and teachers Clare Shepherd and Heather Gibbons, as well as at West Dean College.

His work often arises from the interpretation of landscape, ranging from contemporary figurative to abstract. He paints in oils and less often in acrylics.

May: Luptia Aish

May’s artist is Luptia Aish, a wonderfully colourful artist who originates from El Salvador. She studies in an art class in Blandford and is basing her exhibition on the people and places of El Salvador (exhibition title ‘People and Places’).

April: Jane Wild

Exploration of a Motif

Panting green lady by Jane Wild.

Sue Bates

Sue Bates attended Homerton Collage, Cambridge and studied English and Drama. She began painting at the age of 45 with no formal training. She studies with local Cranborne chase artiest Clare Shepherd, with whom she still attends weekly sessions.