Dorset Wildlife Trust (DWT) is delighted that Broadstone Art Society has chosen to support a major new project the Trust is leading on, ‘The Great Heath Living Landscape’, for their art exhibition this spring by displaying paintings inspired by heathland in Dorset.
The society, which started 60 years ago, invites amateur and professional artists to produce a wide variety of art to suit all tastes. Using local heathland for inspiration allows painters to get closer to nature and produce their own interpretation of the landscape.
David Herrington from Broadstone Arts Society said: “We were keen to support The Great Heath Living Landscape project this year because many of our members love to paint outdoors to capture the beauty of the countryside, so of course the natural heathland in the area provides the ideal subject for painting. During the summer months the society has a full program to paint outdoors and visit local beauty spots for this purpose; therefore we feel that it is important to preserve the valuable natural landscape that we have in this area.”
DWT’s Great Heath Living Landscape project manager, Nicki Brunt will also be attending to open the exhibition and talk about The Great Heath Living Landscape project, which is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), to explain why it forms such an important part of our community, not only for wildlife, but for people too.
Nicki said: “We are delighted to be supporting local projects that are literally drawing inspiration from the landscape of the Great Heath. The Great Heath Living Landscape project aims to establish a landscape in which both people and wildlife can prosper. DWT are very pleased to be involved with this exhibition which captures the beauty of Dorset’s heathland so well.”
The exhibition, which is themed ‘this is me’ will be open to the public from Saturday 19th April – Saturday 26th April from 10am – 6pm (4.30pm on the final day) at the Youth Centre, Moor Road, Broadstone, BH18 8AZ.