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The Upstairs Gallery

Welcome to the 'Upstairs Gallery' - home to our temporary exhibitions.

The Upstairs Gallery houses our temporary exhibitions. We look for works that link to Hengistbury Head: whether that be views of the local area, coastal scenes, landscapes, or wildlife.

If you're interested in exhibiting here, take a look at our exhibitor information page.

Current Exhibition

Alan Hayden 'Paintings in Oil and Watercolour’

22 May 2019 - 24 June 2019


Alan is a local, and has for many years, lived in and around Christchurch, Dorset, UK. He has always painted, even at an early age, and was constantly encouraged during his days at school. On leaving, he attended The Bournemouth College of Art and Design. His artistic interest continued throughout many years of working in the family business, before he had time to indulge in his creative pursuits full-time in 1990. Alongside his passion for painting runs a deep interest in wildlife, particularly in the birds of the local area. Take a look at his website.

Next Exhibition

The British Wildlife Photography Awards 2018

'A Celebration of British Wildlife'

26 June 2019 - 28 July 2019


The British Wildlife Photography Awards proudly announce the winners for 2018. The awards celebrate both the work of amateur and professional photographers and the beauty and diversity of British wildlife. Winning images are chosen from thousands of entries in fifteen separate categories including a category for film and two junior categories to encourage young people to connect with nature through photography.

The Exhibition Tour

Over 100 images including the winning and commended entries are touring the country - and we're lucky enough to have the exhibition tour here in the Upstairs Gallery.

The Book

British Wildlife Photography Awards 9 showcases the very best entries from the British Wildlife Photography Awards in 2018. This stunning coffee table book is a celebration of British wildlife as captured on camera by today’s best amateur and professional photographers.

Coming Soon

Temporary exhibitions programme
 Marylyn Cropley - Planet Earth  30/7/19 - 5/8/19
Performing the Past - Hengistbury Head August - September

We have some interesting exhibitions planned for the coming year, we'll list these here as soon as they're finalised - or why not sign up to our mailing list to find out the latest news as soon as we have it?

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