Art exhibition

Saturday 12 to Sunday 20 August 2023

The 2023 Art exhibition runs from Saturday 12 August to Sunday 20 August
Saturday 12 August 10am – 7pm
Sunday 13 August 10am – 7pm
Monday 14 August to Friday 18 August 10am – 9pm
Saturday 19 August 10am – 7pm
Early closing on the last Sunday, 20 August 10am – 12.30pm

The Art Exhibition is open during the concert intervals.

In the heart of Burton Bradstock is the Village Hall by the green. During the Festival week, the Village Hall  is transformed into a vibrant, colourful art gallery. Original paintings, ceramics, glass and wood crafts are exhibited by West Country artists and are on sale at affordable prices.The exhibition is run by volunteers and the revenue from the sale of the art and crafts goes towards funding the Festival and also to art education workshops in the local area.

The Art Exhibition 2022

Our 2022 exhibition was shorter than usual. Only 5 days instead of the normal 9 days.This was post the covid pandemic period and we were apprehensive that it might be cancelled or whether anyone would want to visit the exhibition.

We needn’t have worried. It turned out to be a very successful  exhibition and the paintings and crafts sold very well. Indeed our woodworkers pieces sold out and they were asked to get back to their lathes! The folio paintings, these are unframed, also sold so well the displays were looking very bare towards the end of the exhibition. These are in the more economic price range which is inline with our exhibition being one of ‘Affordable West County Art’.

All our artists were successful but the  most popular were Jake Winkle with his lively, animated water colours, James Webster with his local village scenes, Barbara Greens colourful still lifes in oil and Carolyn Lyness. A painting by Carolyn will be used on our posters advertising the art exhibition for 2023.

For more information please Email us

All images shown are works by artists that will be exhibiting at the Festival.

Art Exhibition

The Village Hall
Burton Bradstock

The Art Committee

The art exhibition is put together by a small committee who meet several times throughout the year to prepare for this annual event. It involves visiting art and craft fairs, painter’s studios, art galleries and then inviting artists to show and sell their work at the exhibition.

Leading up to and during the exhibition our level of activity gradually increases. There is the distribution and placing of posters to publicise the festival, the preparation of the village hall and then the stewarding of the exhibition to be carried out. The committee would welcome help in these rewarding tasks. It is an opportunity to meet musicians, artists and take part in this renowned Dorset festival and in the village life of Burton Bradstock.

The sale of artwork contributes to the costs of Festival and supports art educational projects in the local area. Email us



12-20 AUGUST 2023

Six days of brilliant classical, jazz and world music with internationally acclaimed performers and a nine-day exhibition featuring some of the finest art and ceramics in the South West.

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