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Kingcombe Meadows - SWLA Art Residency

In 2017, Dorset Wildlife Trust celebrated 30 years of Kingcombe Meadows Nature Reserve, a stunning swathe of over 450 acres of wildflower meadows, pasture, woodlands and ancient hedgerows in the heat of the rolling hills and vales of west Dorset.

As part of this celebration, we teamed up with the Society of Wildlife Artists for a project with 9 artists creating artwork in response to the incredible wildlife and nature of the reserve. Our aim was to increase awareness and appreciation of the value of the natural world.

The SWLA art exhibition at Kingcombe will run from March 28th - April 6th, and will feature works from Carry Akroyd, Bob Greenhalf, Simon Griffiths, Richard Jarvis, Harriet Mead, Nik Pollard, Greg Poole, Matt Underwood and Antonia Phillips.


SWLA Art Exhibition Wednesday 28th – Friday April 6th, 2018 (10am – 4pm)  free entry.

Tearooms will be open each day from 9.30am - 4pm 


Carry Ackroyd

Printmaking, Drawing and Painting

Carry Ackroyd 2

Robert Greenhalf

Woodcuts, Oils & Watercolour


Simon Griffiths

HIgh fired ceramic, sculpture

Simon Griffiths 9 

Richard Jarvis

Lino Cut Prints


Harriet Mead

Metalwork Sculpture


Antonia Philips

Painting and Printmaking



Nik Pollard

Drawing, Painting and Printmaking

Nik-Pollard 1 (1)

Greg Poole

Printmaker & Field Sketcher

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Matt Underwod

Painting and Printmaking  

Matt Underwood 3