GO FIGURE, GO FURTHER – In the Milking Parlour Gallery

20 December-11 January 2020, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday – closed 23 Dec to 7th January.

A follow up exhibit featuring the work of seven of our Summer Open GO FIGURE artists which has been created as a direct result of challenging their practices’ since meeting and discussing their work in August. 

Artists included in the exhibit are:

Sasha Constable

John Bartholemew

Rose Eva

Jane Collins

Alison Underwood

Millie Gleeson

Imogen Bittner

Emily Gore






29 November-14 December 2019, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday.

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners and highly commended artists of the Isabel de Pelet Young Artist of the year exhibition. Awarded on Friday evening at the preview and selected by the ladies of Blackmore Vale Division of the Arts Society, William Montgomery took the top prize for his bronzes ‘Fox’ and ‘Kudu’, Peter Hazard took second and Sharon Hutchings third.

Photos courtesy of Sally Evans Photography

DAVID BURNS AND MARY TAMBINI – in the Milking Parlour

Ceramics, Collagraphs and Creatures 14-28 November 2019, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday.

ALEX WILLIAMS – CATTLE – The Milking Parlour

5 October-2 November 2019, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday


Born in 1942, Alex Williams trained at St Martin’s School of Art and The University of Wales. He became an art teacher, later Head of Art, at schools in Hertfordshire before moving to Hay-on-Wye to set up his design and print studio. Moving to the Welsh Border country in the late 1970’s was catalytic in his development as a painter of farm landscapes, animals, buildings and agriculture.
His work was widely exhibited in the UK and Alex then moved to Los Angeles for three years, exhibiting there and undertaking commissions for Tom Jones and Jackson Browne as well as for magazines and companies. His images have been widely used in Tableware and Fine Bone China, Limited Edition Prints and Greetings Cards.
His versatility also extends to numerous TV appearances as artist and art teacher, in Australia as well as in the UK. He has exhibited widely in both individual and group shows and his work is in many public and private collections;
The National Museum of Wales has purchased a number of his landscapes of the Welsh Borders and he has collaborated very successful with the National Trust on a range of products.
His recent show at The Fosse, “Only the Lonely” brought together his love of “Period Rock” (his term) and the lives of farming folk their live stock and rambling buildings.

If you would like a sneaky peak at the exhibition online then click this link to Alex’s website [opens in new window]



12-26 October 2019, 11-3, Tuesday-Saturday

A selection of works produced by the group of artists who meet in the Art Barn at the Guggleton to work with Carolyn on individual, personal projects and to develop their skills. On show are works by Michele Geiser, Ian Ross, Alice Corlett, William Webb, Peter Mole, Maria Oatley, Jennifer Morisetti, Kate Mallabone, Wendy Keenan, Alan Woodward, Julian Turnbull, Lyn Comrie and Sarah Marsden. 



Katie Scorgie and Jasper Judd – now proud owners of a Trump and a Gormley!

The Guggleton’s Milking Parlour Gallery hosted a successful ‘Secret Postcards’ Exhibition on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th September – raising over £2,600 for the Home Start North Dorset charity.   Approximately 70 friends and supporters attended the event and bought most of the 120 cards (displayed anonomously) which had been created and donated by 70 local and national artists, including a few celebrities such as Dame Judi Dench, Sir Antony Gormley, Laurence Llewelyn-Bowen and Ivana Trump.  Local celebrities, aka ‘The Pearlies’ Dave and Paula Hemsley, also attended to add a bit of sparkle. Photographs courtesy of Sally Evans Photography.

The remaining cards are now displayed and available for sale (with the names of the artists visible) on the Home-Start North Dorset website for £40 each.  Interested purchasers should visit   to review and select a card, donate £40 on the ‘Donate’ page, then email Chelsey Gowen at to organise postage of the card.  Home-Start North Dorset is the local arm of the national charity which raises funds to recruit, fund and prepare parent voluteers to support and assist disadvantaged local families with young children struggling to cope. 



Friday 13th – Tuesday 24th September 2019

Agnes was born in Holland in 1973. She read Philosophy at Amsterdam University, specialising in Eastern Philosophy. During and after her University she dedicated a lot of time to Find Art and taking art classes.

Influenced by both the exquisite revealing light of early dutch paintings and by the simple beauty found in Japanese ceramics and art, Agnes paints with focus and clarity Her preferred subjects are simple bowls and vessels. In her paintings one recognises Agnes’ Dutch roots through the delicate interplay of light shadows and reflections. She studied and taught herself techniques used by the Dutch Masters to enhance luminosity and depth of colour. The colours she blends are subtle and muted the results are quiet and contemplative, reflective and promising.


20th July – 1st September 2019
Our exhibition, GO FIGURE, was a mixed media show selected by artists Wendy Elia, David Cobley and Anthony Connolly, from an online submission call. Works included take their point of origin, or departure, from the human form….
The private view on the 19th of July was a well attended affair with both participating artists and guests gathered to here the announcements of who would win the GO FIGURE prizes.
CONGRATULATIONS go to Millie Gleeson, who took the first prize of a solo show at Guggleton next summer, and to Sasha Constable, Sue Baker and Matthew Hayward who were awarded a joint show to follow Millie’s.
Thank you to all the 25 artists who were eventually selected for the final show, and whom Guggleton hopes very much to be working and collaborating with in the future.
APRIL 13th – MAY 5th 2019
Thank you to all the artists who submitted and were selected for the GUGG EGG exhibition.
Guggleton Farm Arts is delighted to announce that the winner of the solo show in September is Agnes Pollock. You can see more of Agnes’ work here:
If you are interested in either contacting or buying from any other of the artists who appeared in the show then please do contact the gallery, and keep your eyes peeled [ok, ok, ENOUGH with the egg puns] as you will be seeing more from them at The GUGG!