Welcome to
Dorset Visual Arts


DVA's Trustees are delighted to welcome Paul Newman as DVA's new Creative Director and pleased to announce an increased role for Izzie Jobbins. Izzie recently joined the DVA team as an intern, initially to produce and expand the scope of E-News. Izzie will now also manage the DVA website and is enthusiastic about establishing a DVA group for young artists. Completing the team, Mandy Rathbone will continue - with great relief - to be DVA's Administrator and Finance Manager.  

The trustees would like to offer profound thanks to Jem Main for his leadership and creative input with DVA over the past few years, as well as his contribution for developing the exhibition and event programme as DVA leads on the visual arts activity in an exciting new project at Sherborne House. We wish Jem all the best in retirement.

The DVA team are now working on ambitious plans for the launch of The Sherborne (Sherborne House). The building is being amazingly restored - indeed transformed - and is on track to open in Winter '23. DVA will be leading an exciting visual arts focused programme designed to engage the community and wider public. It will provide a wide range of opportunities for Dorset artists, as well as those from further afield, to create a regularly-changing exhibition, display and events programme interweaving the wide range of contexts and styles in which Dorset's artists work – both locally and nationally.



DVA are pleased to announce a revised and relaunched Standard Membership offer with the fee reduced to £20 for the remainder of the Membership year. Please visit the Join Us page for full details of the DVA Membership offer.  


Dorset Art Weeks returns 25 May - 9 June 2024

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