Drawing on Dorset: a new Exhibition at Dorset County Hospital 

Drawing on Dorset: a new Exhibition at Dorset County Hospital 

Published by The Wessex FM News Team at 11:42am 6th December 2019.

A new exhibition has recently been set up in one of the main display areas at Dorset County Hospital.

Drawing on Dorset is a recent publication by arts charity Dorset Visual Arts, in association with Evolver Magazine.

The new exhibition associated with this book is now on display at Dorset County Hospital - this is the fourth venue the exhibition has toured to since the book's publication in July. 

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.  

Pictures from Drawing on Dorset

It spans the figurative, the abstract and both physical and digital drawings made in Dorset, of Dorset and about Dorset.

Works by well-known Dorset artists including Amanda Wallwork, Anna Morris and Fran Quinlan are included in the pieces on display. 

New Interim Arts Advisor at DCH, Suzy Rushbrook, said,

"It is fantastic to see the exhibition tour to a fourth Dorset venue and to be received by a very different audience here at DCH. We hope that it brightens the surroundings for staff and patients alike and can give a little insight into the very varied world of Drawing."

Pictures from Drawing on Dorset

The exhibition is currently on display in the corridor alongside the Fortuneswell Ward and Chemotherapy Outpatient Unit and runs until the 31 January 2020.

Drawing on Dorset is accompanied by a special book of the same name which illustrates 36 selected drawings from the display and highlights the work of a number of influential and immensely talented Dorset artists.  

The hardback book, priced at £15, is currently available from the DCH Charity office on charity@dchft.nhs.uk or by phoning 01305 253215.