Art at Kingcombe

Art at Kingcombe

Paint Brushes © Pixabay

The Dorset countryside has long been an inspiration for artists and we are proud to showcase a wide range of works here at the Centre. 

Throughout the year we host our Art in the Barn exhibitions – regular month-long exhibitions with works for sale and free entry.

We are a venue for the popular work of sculptor David Metcalff, which you can view and purchase at the Centre year-round. We’re also the venue for some special exhibitions and projects throughout the year, and work with a range of organisations and individuals in the arts including outdoor performance and workshops.

Art in the Barn

We are delighted to be hosting artists throughout the year at the Kingcombe Barn and each month we will feature a new artist. 

April 2019 - Luna Harrison

Hare Copyright Luna Harrison

An exhibition of original watercolours and prints by Dorset artist, Luna Harrison.

May 2019 - Jo Stephen

Jo Stephen - Foxgloves

'Plants and pollinators'

An exhibition of works by award-winning Dorset photographer, Jo Stephen.

Featured as part of Dorset Wildlife Trust’s ‘Get Dorset Buzzing’ campaign.



15 - 29 June 2019 - Beaminster School 6th form photography students

We are working with Beaminster School’s 6th form photography students, who will be visiting the reserve and creating artwork to be displayed in our main barn.  They will be capturing the wildlife and the habitats around the Centre and in the meadows using traditional photography alongside alternative process work, such as cyanotypes and using a large format cameras with home-made negatives to create unique black and white images.

Free entry. Open from 10am - 4pm Saturday 15 - Saturday 29 June.


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July 2019 - Colin Moore and Jazmin Velasco

Ceramic plate by Jazmin Velasco

A joint exhibition of works by Dorset artists, Colin Moore and Jazmin Velasco.

Holkham by Colin Moore

August 2019 - Tom Marshall

Seagulls and Surfers - print by Thomas Marshall

An exhibition of works by Dorset printmaker, Tom Marshall.

September 2019 - David Metcalff

Boxing Hares copyright David Metcalff

An exhibition of works by Dorset wire sculptor, David Metcalff.

October 2019 - Liz Shewan

Painting by Liz Shewan

An exhibition by Dorset artist, Liz Shewan.

Liz Shewan exhibition information