Di Quinn PaintingBeginning in the autumn of 2015 there will be a series of exploratory field walks and site
visits organised along the South Dorset Ridgeway. 

These are no ordinary guided walks: we will be accompanied by artists, archeologists, palaeontologists and geologists to explore what lies beneath our feet. No angle will be left unexplored!

These days will be varied: from field walking to simply looking at one site in particular.

Any artefacts or interesting archeological finds will serve as inspiration for the visual artists to develop their work.

One of the sites to be explored will be the events surrounding the decapitation of the Viking
Raiding Party found on the new Weymouth Relief Road and the Osmington White Horse.
Other significant finds are the Iron Age Portesham and Chesil Mirrors. The Portesham Mirror
is currently on permanent display in the Dorset County Museum and they are currently
exploring ways of raising funds to purchase the Chesil Mirror for permanent display.

The commissioned work will form the basis of a touring exhibition around rural Dorset. The
work will be exhibited alongside ‘found’ objects or loaned from the County Museum.
Venues will be Dorchester County Museum and smaller village venues such as village halls
along the Ridgeway.

There will be a series of accompanied workshops and public talks taking place in rural venues
associated with the exhibition.