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Guggleton Farm Art Gallery Co-Hosts Reception and

Exhibition – 27th and 28th September

Sturminster Newton, North Dorset – –    Home-Start North Dorset (HSND), the local independently-operated arm of nationwide registered charity Home-Start UK, will co-host a ‘Secret Postcards’ Reception and Exhibition over two days on the 27th and 28th September at the Guggleton Farm Arts Gallery in Stalbridge.  A preview Reception will be hosted on Friday, 27th September and the exhibition will be staged from 11am – 3pm on Saturday 28th.

Over 80 established professional and amateur artists from Dorset and the rest of England have created one – two postcard-size works of art which are signed on the back.   Art lovers are invited to purchase a work of art that appeals (priced at £40 each – cash preferred) and then remove the backing to discover the name of the artist.  Celebrities including Dame Judi Dench, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Sir Antony Gormley have contributed items, as well as Sasha Constable, a descendent of famous English landscape painter  John Constable and our mystery celebrity postcard to be revealed on the night! The ‘Secret Postcards’ concept was created over 20 years ago by the RCA (Royal College of Art).

All proceeds from the sale of the postcards will go to funding the recruitment, and preparation of parent volunteers who provide expert support and assistance to families with young children in the North Dorset area struggling to cope.   The event is co-hosted with the generous input and support of Isabel de Pelet, Deanne Tremlett and the team at the Guggleton Farm Arts Gallery.

We would like to thank the following participants for their creativity and time:

Anita Beaumont, Andrew Boatswain, Amanda Bowes, John Boyd, Alison Bradley, David Brooke, Martin Brown, Paul Brown, Deborah Chisman, Sasha Constable, Gary Cook, Angela Corben, Sue Cox, Rachel Davis, Isabel De Pelet, Emma De Polnay, Georgie Denison-Pender, Max Denison-Pender, Steve Dodd, Rose Eva, Sally Evens, Jo Gardner, Bee Grant Peterkin, Goran Hahne, Edwina Hannam, Squish Harris, Nicholas Hely-Hutchinson, Helen Herbert, Tor Hildyard, Sean Kretz, Sarah Kwiatkowski, Kate Lynch, Sally McLaren, Annie Monk, Mareen Nathan, Gill Newton, Tom Nutbeem, Judith Opsblum, Mark Pierce, Sue Phipps, Zita Saffrette, Norman Saunders-White, Pat Sherwood-Taylor, Anita Trappitt, Sophie Walker, Sandra Walter, John Wilsher, Alan Woodward, Rose Wordsworth, Henrietta Young, Ellie Woodward, Anna-Louise Richards, John French, Anna Monk, Joan Barryshire, Camille Jex, Jess Egan, Ruth Churchill, Sophie Walker, Rose Carter, Anna Pelley, Vanessa Maisey.

Guggleton Farm Arts Gallery:

Preview Reception: 6pm – 9pm Friday 27th September

Hours: 11am – 3pm Saturday 28th September (Registration Not Required)

Station Road, Stalbridge,

Dorset DT10 2RQ


Members of the public wishing to attend the Reception on Friday 27th are requested to register their interest by emailing Karen Luard – [email protected]


Registered Office: Office 2, The Exchange, Old Market Hill,
Sturminster Newton, Dorset, DT10 1FH.