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Colin Smith - Copperstuff

18th - 22nd May 2022 Pop-up Studio

Colin is a local Dorset-based designer-maker and coppersmith. He hand-makes low energy lighting and aims to combine elegant design with functionality and sustainability, using reclaimed materials and operating his business on a climate positive zero waste basis. His lamps all conform with EU safety standards and he is WEEE registered. He undertakes commissions, and sells his work at local events and from his workshop. He is also a featured maker at the Cygnet Gallery in Shaftesbury and at Seed in Frome.


Janet Wildey-Austreng

20th April - 1st May 2022 - Exhibition

Janet was born in Wimborne in Dorset where she attended the Queen Elizabeth School.

Since completing Art School in 1983 she has used her artistic skills in graphics, illustration, cartoons and comic strips working for the Civil Aviation Authority and then in Luxembourg for JPMorganFleming in advertising.

Following her return to the UK she worked as a portrait artist at three local holiday parks painting portraits of people and animals. She now teaches, demonstrates and works from her studio in Colehill.

Over the years her passion for portraying people and animals has led her to work in many different mediums and she currently enjoys working in mixed media.

The Creatives

30th March - 17th April 2022 - Exhibition

The Creatives are a group of artists and makers who regularly exhibit together in Dorset and Hampshire. They offer unique hand made items and an eclectic mix of painting styles which come together to give a vibrant exhibition.

If you would like to find out more about our members please visit their websites or follow them on Instagram.

Details as follows:

Teresa Rogers - Artist: Website: teresarogersart.com Instagram: teresarogersartist

Sue Sutherland - Jeweller and Art : Web: arty-sue.com Instagram: sue.sutherland.3745

Virginia Whiting - Artist: Website: virginiawhiting.com Instagram: virginiawhiting

Viv Broughton - Woodturner:Website:vivbroughton.co.uk. Instagram: Viv.Broughton

Jan Hawker - Stained Glass Artist: Facebook: Jan Hawker


David Elliott

16th - 27th March 2022 - Exhibition

Barry Grayson

9th - 20th March 2022 - Pop-up Studio

I'm a Dorset illustrator. I've always been a sketcher since I was a kid. I studied Graphic Design at Somerset College of Art and Design and worked in Design for many years. My first love was always illustration. In the first lockdown of 2020 I began to take my artwork more seriously and launched myself as an illustration artist.

I take my sketchbook out with me everywhere and my sketches often develop into prints and greeting cards. I am drawn to wildlife and quirky scenes of life. I like to find some humour in my work. I work in pen and ink for vibrant illustrations that I can create quickly and sometimes paint in acrylics. Thank you for reading and I hope you enjoy my illustrations.

Wimborne Creatives

2nd - 13th March 2022 - Exhibition

Into the Paint!

With the emphasis on "individualism", in both subject matter and working practice, Wimborne Creatives are a group of artists who's work encompasses land and seascapes, still-life and portraiture towards abstraction and surrealism.

'Half the point of "Painting" is that You don't know what is going to happen......if You did, You wouldn't bother to do it!'. Lucien Freud.

With a versatile approach to individual ideas, this quote from such a notable artist of our time resonates well with this lively art group.

Lisa Falconer

2nd - 6th March 2022 - Pop-up Studio


Having recently moved to Wimborne after falling in love with the beautiful scenery, lovely town centre and friendly community I have now settled into life in Wimborne. I run sewing beginner to advanced sewing workshops from my studio and at Walford Mill.




Clare Wilson

2nd - 27th February 2022 - Exhibition

Clare Wilson is a visual artist based in Dorset and has just completed an MA in Photography at Falmouth University. Her practice is mainly concerned with the concept that the landscape is constructed as a result of human action. She create images that investigate this theme and the ideas around representation, truth and seeing. Her images challenge and respond to issues such as motherhood, identity, place, and the everyday.

Clare is interested in the concept that a photograph is not only a (digital) image but also an physical object to be looked at and engaged with and she explores the boundaries and possibilities of the photographic medium by working across a number of different photographic mediums such as digital, cameraless and polaroid to investigate these ideas further.

instagram - clare_dicky


Sophie Kilic

23rd - 27th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

I am a self-taught artist who has been painting and drawing since I was a child, experimenting with different mediums. At present I am working with acrylics, trying to source products which are as kind to the environment as possible. The acrylics I use contain, where possible, non-toxic pigmentation and the canvases are mainly unbleached or use wood which comes from sustainable sources.


Victoria Manser

16th - 20th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

To find out more about Victoria's work - visit her profile page on our website

Robert French

9th - 13th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Viktória Országh

2nd - 6th February 2022 - Pop-up Studio

Making these pieces have been the biggest joy in my life recently. My lovely, talented Daughter Blanka joined my passion lately with her amazingly beautiful pictures and some help or much help in social media marketing and publishing. My husband Kris is responsible for all the professional, remarkable design for the packaging. Together we make an excellent team, and fun to work with. Every single piece is made by hand from scratch, some pieces are completely hand-made, even the chain links one by one. The techniques I use are very authentic and organic, no machinery used to create my pieces.

I often get asked why I work with copper and the answer is very easy. Copper is a very special metal not only does it have its natural non-silvery colour besides gold, but also it is the most versatile metal considering its different colours that it can change to naturally. This pure metal is among those very few that can be found in nature. It is also responsible for colours of semi precious gemstones, such as turquoise for example. It is a natural antibacterial agent so it causes no allergic reaction to any skin type at all, 100% recyclable. It also has healing properties and useful in the treatment of arthritis, bursitis, and rheumatism, and to stimulate the metabolic processes.

First it was only copper I worked with, then later on I introduced gemstones to my collections. Amethyst, quartz of all sorts, different kinds and colours of agate, turquoise, howlite, just to mention a few. Not only are they exquisitely beautilful but also have healing powers both because of the copper and the gemstones.


Historic Heads

19th - 30th January 2022 - Exhibition

A public exhibition of the finished 3D art works created by students at Queen Elizabeth School as part of the East Dorset Magnificent Mill project.

Wimborne History Festival was the lead partner for the East Dorset Magnificent Mills project. This popular Living History Festival was rescheduled from 2020 to Sept 2021. The education programme theme was Wimborne during the Georgian and Regency period. Hence there was a golden thread of a Georgian theme running through the arts and crafts activities of the whole project.

The Festival commissioned Walford Mill artists Sarah Redmond Fareham and Caroline Parrott to organise and deliver a two day workshops with Year 9 art students at Queen Elizabeth School. Working with the artists 20 students took part over the two days. 3D work is not part of the curriculum so the school were enthusiastic about the young people learning new skills and working with new materials.

In groups the students created giant Papier Mache Heads to depict famous Georgian people: these were Jane Austen, King George III, First Duke of Wellington Arthuer Wellesly, Nelson, Mary Wollstonecraft, James Cook, William Wilberforce.

The workshops were very successful and the students expressed a high level of enjoyment and satisfaction.

The public exhibition of the completed 3D art works here at Walford Mill forms the final part of this element of the project, with selected students able to assist in curating the exhibition.