Paint Freedom

Category: Arts, Culture

Start Date: 27/07/2019 10:00

End Date: 06/09/2019 17:00

Location: Shire Hall Historic Courthouse, Dorchester

Booking Essential: No

Description: This year, the National Trust launched People’s Landscapes, a year-long programme of events inviting people to look beyond the beauty of the countryside to discover the hidden histories within. The National Trust invited leading British artist Bob and Roberta Smith to create Paint Freedom, an exhibition in response to the story of the Tolpuddle Martyrs and the Tolpuddle Tree. For Bob, whose work often reflects ideas about art and human rights, this is a personal issue. He has painted portraits of his peers, international artists who have been censored or imprisoned because of their creativity. Bob also worked with members of the public to create artworks exploring the power and consequence of ordinary people coming together to make their voices heard. You will find all of these portraits of contemporary ‘Tolpuddle Martyrs’, displayed throughout Shire Hall. 10 – 5pm (last admission 4pm). FREE with Museum Annual Pass and Art Fund Pass. £1 off for National Trust members. Please let us know you saw us on What's On in Dorset!

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E-mail: info@shirehalldorset.org

Telephone: 01305 261849

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