Varied, vibrant and beautifully curated, the exhibition now showing at The Gallery Upstairs has the simple title: 'TREE'.
The exhibition runs until 7 June, showing work by Poole & East Dorset Art Society (PEDAS), together with guest artist and member of the Arborealists group, Abi Kremer.
Come along and see this delightful celebration of trees. Trees in the environment; trees as the lungs of the world; roots, bark, and leaves in forensic close up – so many diverse personal interpretations. This is a Dorset Art Weeks exhibition, venue 229.
Having such a strong unifying theme, the visitor is moved fluidly from one piece to the next. Technical skill is evident and there's an original point of view and individuality in the various pieces.
The gallery is located above the tea rooms (currently serving takeaway only), at Upton Country Park, amongst 160 acres of parkland suitable for all the family to explore and enjoy. Stroll along the shoreline or savour the formal estate gardens. There’s cycling, walking and dog activities, (sorry but dogs must wait outside the gallery); there's birdwatching and a fantastic new children's adventure play area. Oh... and plenty, plenty of trees!