Charity art exhibition in Dorset


    A CHARITY art exhibition is taking place at Weymouth Library’s Mulberry Gallery from June 5th to June 17th. 

    The event is being organised by former teacher John Skevington, a Dorchester resident who has previouly served Bridport as both a borough and district councillor.

    The exhibition, in aid of Julia’s House, features Mr Skevington’s work alongside that of other selected guest artists.

    It will include original and unique works of art which have been created by Mr Skevington and others over the last few years.

    The exhibition is free to visit and open during library opening hours, although Mr Skevington hopes that visitors might donate to the charity and possibly purchase a work of art.

    Mr Skevington said: “All donations and sales money will go the charity, which is local and extremely worthwhile, supporting very poorly children and their families.”

    An Open Evening will be held on Thursday, June 8th from 5pm to 6:30pm.

    Mr Skevington continued: “It will purely be a viewing session, but there will be opportunities to talk to the artists, learn something about the charity and maybe make a donation.

    “My hope is that visitors will attend, bring a friend, find out more about the charity and support the work they do in a positive way.

    “There will be a raffle for some significant pieces of art, including a relief sculpture of Lady Diana Spencer, before her marriage to Prince Charles (pictured above).”

    Bridport & Beaminster Reporter| Lottie is currently studying for an NCTJ Diploma in Journalism through a distance learning course and joined the paper in April 2014 on a freelance basis, becoming a staff reporter in January 2015. She is now the reporter for the View From Bridport and View From Beaminster papers.