Morcombelake Art Group’s “Hardown Hill”


One of the outlying exhibitions bring shown as part of Bridport and West Dorset Open Studios 2014 is Morcombelake Art Group’s “Hardown Hill”. The annual Open Studios event runs over the Bank Holiday, from 23rd to 25th August, and at Morcombelake the exhibition will continue for an extra day, to include Tuesday 26th August.


Group member, Ronnie Creswell, explained “Over recent years the Art Group members have adopted different themes to interpret in different ways for the year, culminating with our Annual Exhibition at our Community Hall. We have made several sketching trips up the hill which will feed into the diverse selection of work by members on this theme. Between us, we use a wide variety of media and styles, including hand printing methods such as etchings, collagraphs, and monoprints as well as painting and drawing in mixed media, oil, acrylic and watercolours. Also planned for this exhibition is a display of photographs and found objects showing what can be seen around the hill. We are a well established group of artists who meet and work together at this venue.”

Members taking part are Sue Warren, Sue Calder, Rachel Hudson, Ronnie Creswell, Judy Hogarth, Kay Hicks, Elizabeth Fortescue, Sue Knight, Heather Coley, Eric Hawkins, Pat Keogh, Elaine Flanagan and Barbara Green.

The exhibition will be held at the James Hargreaves Hall, The Green, Morcombelake, DT6 6EA and will be open Saturday 23rd August to Tuesday 26th August from 10am to 5pm. There is disabled parking behind the hall and a ramp for wheelchair access. Entry to the exhibition is free. Unframed work will be for sale from the browsers, as well as a variety of Artists’ cards. Refreshments will also be available.

With its lovely views of the sea and Golden Cap from Hardown Hill, Morcombelake is well worth a visit and visitors to the hall can be assured of a warm welcome and a wide range of attractive and interesting work to view. The Hall can be found by taking the road to Whitchurch Canonicorum from the A35 in Morcombelake, and then the next right turn – the Hall is immediately on view to your right.