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Give Art a Home

Squirrel by Anthony Barrow

Squirrel by Anthony Barrow

During Art Weeks at Kingcombe, pre-loved art will be sold at a ‘buy it now’ price or at auction, and all the proceeds will go back into helping wildlife in Dorset.

Art with any wildlife or Dorset theme would be gratefully received for this unique and special event at the Kingcombe Centre.

A message from Jo Davis, Vice Chairman of Dorset Wildlife Trust...

“Over the years I have collected a vast array of art and pottery, reflecting my life and travels.  However, most of it is languishing in the attic or in the cellar with no hope of finding wall space.  I know that I am not the only one with some pre-loved art that may never see the light of day again.

So, I want to invite members of the public to donate a piece of art that they might have bought in years gone by to create a gallery exhibition at Dorset Art Weeks.  Any money raised will be a significant contribution to our fundraising efforts.

How to donate your art

If you would like to make a contribution, you can contact us on 01305 264620 for more information or to arrange collection. Alternatively you can send your art to us directly at Brooklands Farm, Forston, Dorchester, DT2 7AA. We would love to hear its ‘life story’, so that we can display them all in context in our gallery.

How to buy any of the art

You can secure any of the art immediately by paying the exhibition price or you can submit a book or sealed bid for a piece, that bid being the maximum you would be happy to pay. After the exhibition all the sealed bids will be opened and the highest bid will have secured the item.

To submit a sealed bid please email your bid to detailing your maximum bid and your contact details. Alternatively you can call 01305 264620 to submit a bid over the telephone. Each piece has a modest reserve price

Our pre-loved ‘Give Art a home’ gallery so far:

Kestrel by Hazel Legget. House Martins Anthony Whishaw David Nash Puffins by Hazel Legget Jonathon Monk Seagulls by Daniel Campbell Anthony Barrow Border Collie Maggi Hambling