A visual arts community for South Dorset

Dorset Art Weeks


Welcome to the Artwey, Dorset Art Weeks website. Artwey is a Community Interest Company based in Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester in the beautiful County of Dorset, UK. Our members are Artists and Makers in a whole genre of the arts. Usually, we exhibit our work during Dorset Art Weeks in person but, this year, because of covid, we have two groups exhibiting online. Our online group titles reflect the names of the venues where our exhibitions would normally be held.

We also have another group who were given a great opportunity to collaborate with The Nothe Fort in Weymouth and exhibit in person at this historic venue.

Please click on the Groups below for more details.

Usually exhibiting in person at The Portland Heights Hotel on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset, UK, for DAW 2021, the Heights Group have come together online. Our artists are exhibiting an exciting selection of 2D and 3D visual art, originals, prints and cards.

Image of Portland by Encaustic Wax Artist, Lyn Kirkland

This talented, group of twelve artists usually exhibit in the 18th century, historic ‘Old Town Hall’ in Weymouth. They produce work in a wide range of media and subject matter.  New, varied and exciting 2D and 3D visual art is on show and originals, prints and cards are for sale.

Image by Textile Artist Ingrid Ellis

For DAW 2021 Twenty four Artwey members have been given a fabulous opportunity to exhibit in person inside the historic Nothe Fort in Weymouth on the stunning Jurassic Coast in Dorset, UK. Our works include painting, photography, stone carving, ceramics, stained glass and textiles.

We will be there Saturday 22nd May up to and including Monday 31st May 11am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm). Admission is payable with family and annual passes available. All covid precautions are in place. Some of our Nothe Fort Group members are also exhibiting online.

Image of Weymouth Bay by Artist Christine Rogers

Several of our members are opening their own studio spaces during DAW. Please click the link to the Dorset Art Weeks Directory to find details of their venues and opening times.

Kate Arbon (Venue 286)
Mary Brightwell (Venue 158)
Carol Cruickshank (Venue 278)
Bill Crumbleholme & Upwey Potters (Venue 12)
Deborah Clarke-Creative with Clay (Venue 23)
Jenny Hunt (Venue 226)
Lyn Kirkland (Venue 284)
Di Pattinson (Venue 190)
Liz Wright (Venue 215)

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

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