A visual arts community for South Dorset

Welcome to Artwey

About Us
Artwey is a community of artists based in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester on the stunning Jurassic Coast in the beautiful County of Dorset, UK. Our mission is to promote the visual arts in our neighbourhood and beyond. We do this through our website, exhibitions, open studios, art trails and workshops.

Anyone, of any skill level can join our friendly group. Currently, our membership of over 70 artists ranges from beginner to well-established. Our members work in a variety of media from paint to print, sculpture to textiles, ceramics to photography and lots more. As well as promoting the arts through shared exhibitions, open studio events, art trails and workshops, we meet up for member en-plein air days and hold social events.

If you would like to find out more or join us, then please contact us.


We are pleased to once again be taking part in Dorset Art Weeks. From May 22nd to 6th June 2021, many of the Artists in our community are exhibiting their works. Usually, we exhibit our work in person at venues across our area, but, this year, because of covid, and, being creative people, we are doing things differently.

We are delighted to tell you that we have three exhibitions this year.

Two are online groups which consist of members whose work would normally be exhibited at the Portland Heights Hotel and the Old Town Hall, Weymouth, (Dorset Art Weeks Venue Numbers 161 and 180)

We are also bringing you an exciting “in-person” exhibition at the historic, award winning Nothe Fort situated on the stunning Jurassic Coast (a UNESCO World Heritage site) in Dorset, UK. The exhibition will run in a covid safe environment from 22nd to 31st May.



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Artwey Community Interest Company (CIC)
Read Woodruff, 24 Cornwall Road, Dorchester DT1 1RX
Registered with Companies House: No 06986906

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