Exhibitions Highcliffe Castle

The Library galleries provide a magnificent backdrop for history, art and craft exhibitions. This varied programme offers something for all tastes and ages whilst promoting the best local artists.

From April 2019 we have opened the East Wing of the Castle, this enables you to:

  • View a collection of the original furniture on loan from the V&A Museum
  • Enjoy family time in our activity room and have fun on our kids trails
  • Transport yourself back to the 1830’s and step into our Victorian kitchen
  • Experience how the family lived in the Castle and explore areas of the Castle for the first time in 50 years!

Start; 11/11/2019

End: 20/12/2019

Elements is an exhibition based on the four elements of nature: earth, air, fire and water which make up the basis of life on earth. The works displayed address these physical manifestations in a life-affirming way.

These works have been selected for their makers’ exploration into this theme.

As winter approaches we are reminded of our frail physicality by the falling of the leaves. At this time, our awareness of withdrawal and lack leads us naturally into the cycle of hibernation giving us time for introspection. The freezing of water and the falling of leaves contrast with the abundance of the Winter festivals.

This exhibition is a collection of works from a variety of local artists practising locally in Dorset and investigates the elements of life within their work.

Justine Marley Curator and Producer, November 2019