From Arts & Crafts

Marshwood Vale by Kerrie Ann Gardner

Visions of West Dorset with Kerrie Ann Gardner

Landscape photographer and artist Kerrie Ann Gardner has captured plenty of stunning images so far this year. Yarn Magazine’s Stephen Banks popped into her Tytherleigh cottage for a chat

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Druilde Door, by Rena Gardiner, in a new book about her work, Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker

Burrowing into Dorset’s Landscape

Of all the 50 or so books now published by Little Toller Books (based in Toller Fratrum near Maiden Newton) the handsomest so far is arguably Rena Gardiner: Artist and Printmaker. Within days of this book appearing in late April, copies were being advertised online for £50; its cover price is £20.

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Terence Stamp in the 1967 film classic Far From the Madding Crowd

In the midst of the Madding Crowd once again

With the classic 1967 film of Far from the Madding Crowd being re-released this spring as well as a completely new version in cinemas from 1 May, it seems that once again Dorset is under the spell of Thomas Hardy’s novel

The Yarn loves John Schlesinger’s romantic 60s romp starring Julie Christie, Terence Stamp and Alan Bates and many local people will remember it being filmed on location in the area. Published here for the first time, Nick Gilbey shares the photos he took of the production as a film-mad teenager following the crew in his trusty Robin Reliant three-wheeler.

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Broadchurch and its Landscape exhibition, advertised at West Bay, Dorset

Follow The Shed’s Broadchurch Art Trail in West Bay

In the run-up to the ‘Broadchurch and its Landscape’ exhibition at the Salt House, The Shed Photography is displaying a ‘Jurassic Art Trail’ around West Bay.

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Portrait of Millie by Jay Stevenson

Dogged Devotion to Art

It takes bravery to be a pet portrait painter. Just think about it. You often only have a photo or two to work from, particularly if the pet you’re painting has died. You have to satisfy somebody who loves their pet and knows all its quirks and features better than you ever could. Also, you have to please somebody who might never have commissioned an original work of art before — and might never commission one again.

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