Online Talk: The Language of Flowers

November 25, 2022

Online Talk: The Language of Flowers 11am Tuesday 14 February 2023 Online Talk via Zoom Free of charge, donations welcome. Book a place online here If you would like to make a donation, please click here. Join art historian and Telling Tales curator, Kirsty Stonell Walker to discover the hidden symbolism and meanings of flowers within […]

New Histories and Old Stories: portraits by Jack Dickson

August 24, 2022

A selling exhibition of stunning mixed media portraits of sitters of mixed heritage with a link to Dorset. About the Artist: Artist and teacher, Jack Dickson lives and works in Dorset. Having roots in both Zambia and the UK allows him to draw upon a wide range of cultural and aesthetic influences. He uses a […]

Telling Tales

August 2, 2022

8 October 2022 – 5 March 2023 Narrative Art was the reality television of the Victorian era. While the artistic elite rejected it, the general public loved to see soap opera drama on the gallery walls. Its accessible and sensational quality allowed viewers to transport themselves to the scene and identify with the characters depicted. […]

The Road to the Museum

January 17, 2022

Print Room Exhibition 25 January – 1 November 2022 As part of the museum’s centenary celebrations in 2022, our latest exhibition in the Print Room tells the story of Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes from a new perspective. Devised by Paul Whittaker (Sir Merton’s biographer) The Road to the Museum follows in the footsteps […]