The Dorset Arts & Crafts Grant for 2019 has been awarded to Penelope Williams.
Penelope is writing a new book on Dorset Feather Stitchery. Some of you may know the book by Olivia Pass, which is now 60 years old. Penelope will be looking to keep this traditional craft alive with a new book, designing and embroidering all the work herself. Penelope has won the Dorset shield for her Dorset needlework on three occasions and for the last two years has been demonstrating her embroidery in the main hall at the exhibition.
Our grant will support this work by helping with the costs of materials and other items.
The Dorset Arts & Crafts Grant for 2018 has been awarded to Westfield Arts College.
An award was made in 2017 to allow the College to purchase digital cameras for use by students. This College made a further application for 2018 to purchase further cameras in order to allow more students to benefit from their use.
Dorothy Karley, our Bursary Officer, accepted a cheque on behalf of the college at our recent Annual General Meeting.
We are delighted to announce that the DACA Arts & Crafts Grant for 2017 has been awarded to Westfield Arts College.
The grant will be used by the College to purchase digital cameras for use by students to record observations and ideas to support their art work. A presentation was made to Craig Hart, Director of Arts Specialism, at our recent Annual General Meeting, by Dorothy Karley, our Bursary Officer and Jenny Gurden, the Association Chairman.
The Association’s Bursary for 2016 was awarded to Kate Seeger, Festival Director of the Free Expressions Art Festival, Blandford.
This festival took place in June 2016 and a lively and colourful range of art work was produced by local schoolchildren and visitors to the festival. We were delighted to be able to display some of this work at our 2016 Exhibition.
Congratulations to Westfield Arts College, Bursary award winners in 2015, who displayed their magnificent wall hanging at the 2015 Exhibition.
The College were awarded a Bursary by the Association to support a project involving the whole school in using Shibori textile dyeing techniques to produce textile art pieces.
The wall hanging and accompanying book of images were given pride of place in the exhibition hall and were much admired by visitors.