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​AIH Exhibition Programme for 2020

Drawing on Dorset November 2019 - 31 January


Drawing on Dorset is a recent publication and accompanying exhibition curated by Dorset Visual Arts in association with Evolver Magazine.

The exhibition showcases original drawings from a selection made from work submitted following an open call to survey current themes, trends and innovations on drawing practices.  It spans the figurative, the abstract and both physical and digital drawings made in Dorset, of Dorset and about Dorset.

Colin Moore: The Open Air 4 February – 20 April


Colin Moore is a painter-printmaker who specialises in linocut prints of the British landscape, often coastal and maritime subjects. In recent years he has been commissioned to provide work for public spaces such as a mural for the new Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth, prints and paintings for a recently launched cruise ship and various works for the Guys and St. Thomas's Hospital Trust in London.

George Wright: Another Way of Life  22 April – 31 August


George Wright is a local, freelance photographer whose work has appeared in books and magazines worldwide. The photographs in this exhibition are results of personal journeys, many of which were made by motorbike, including several trips to Eastern Europe as well as travelling the length of South America and riding to Iran and back. Documenting everyday life, he has work in both national and international collections.

AONB 60th Anniversary Photographic Competition 3 September – January 2021


Colmers Hill Sunset – James Loveridge

The Dorset Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covers almost half of Dorset is a nationally important protected landscape. Through collaborations with Arts in Hospital over the past five years, we have been pleased to have the opportunity to bring the landscape into the hospital through temporary exhibitions, permanent work in the Day Lewis ward and contributions of film to the Room with a View / Biophilia initiative.

In September 2020 we will be launched a photographic competition to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the AONB designation. We will be appealing to both amateur and professional photographers to enter their work with showcases the special qualities of the AONB landscape and what it means to them.