Dorset Art Weeks at the Old Town Hall

25 May 2022 By ian

I’m excited to be taking part in Dorset Art Weeks this year. There was an online version I took part in last year but this is the first time I’ve taken part in it properly. To make up for lost time, I’m in three different venues this year. The one closest to home is the historical Old Town Hall (venue 165) in Weymouth. It was visiting here three years ago, and talking to Charles Maher, that prompted me to join Artwey and to start trying to get my art out into the world. Although the pandemic delayed those plans somewhat, last week I had pictures in London, Bath and three different venues in Dorset. If I hadn’t visited this exhibition at the Old Town Hall three years ago, it’s quite likely those pictures would all have been stuck under the bed, so it means a lot to me to be taking part.

Some of the work at the Old Town Hall in Weymouth

There are, I think, fourteen artists taking part at this venue. It’s been running since Saturday 14th May and finishes this coming Sunday. It’s true to say it’s been fairly quiet. From what I’ve heard, most artists taking part in Dorset Art Weeks this year have found that to be the case. We are all being hit with huge price rises and so many people are worried about paying for the basics, it’s no wonder buying art isn’t a priority.

I’m not trying to sell you anything (although don’t hold back if you want to!) but entry to this exhibition is free and there is a huge diversity in the art that’s on show and a huge amount of talent. If you happen to be in Weymouth in the next few days it’s well worth a visit. As an added bonus, it’s right next to the Boot, a fantastic little pub (and Weymouth’s oldest).

Some of my work at the Old Town Hall