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Welcome to Sandy Hill Arts

A collaborative arts charity in Corfe, Dorset, bringing together artists and creatives from Purbeck and beyond through events, exhibitions and education.

Open seven days a week 10am – 5pm
Sandy Hill Lane, Corfe Castle, Dorset BH20 5JF

Visit our artistic hub in the Purbeck countryside to enjoy, support and be a part of our creative community.

Sandy Hill Arts charity formed in February 2021 to promote and develop the arts in Purbeck – both visual and performing. We run a rich programme of creative workshops, courses, events, and exhibitions.

We strive to create a space where art, creativity and communities can come together to evolve and flourish. Nestled in Corfe in the shadow of the iconic castle ruins, right next to the railway station, we have an ideal location to encourage and stimulate artistic endeavours in the area. 

We are home to some 18 artists and makers with onsite studios, and our site also includes the Boilerhouse Gallery, showcasing resident artists’ work, available to buy.

We have a permanent exhibition or classroom space which is available for hire and is ideal for teaching courses and workshops.

The Boilerhouse Gallery at Sandy Hill Arts

Latest News

Tony Viney in his sculpture studio
February 19, 2024 / All news

Tony Viney

We are sad to announce that Tony Viney passed away on Friday 16th February. Tony was a huge presence in...
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January 28, 2024

Sandy Hill Arts unveils exciting lineup for Winter/Spring Programme ’24

Sandy Hill Arts is delighted to present its Winter/Spring Programme, featuring a diverse range of events, exhibitions and workshops and...
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January 12, 2024 / All news

Sandy Hill Arts Receives Substantial Funding Boost from Dorset Council

Sandy Hill Arts is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant from the Dorset Council Organisational Revenue...
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December 11, 2023

Exploring the Wonders of Sandy Hill Arts

This article first appeared in Love it Local's December publication. Nestled in the Purbeck Hills in Corfe Castle, Sandy Hill...
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June 21, 2023 / All news, Well-being

Sandy Hill Arts Launches Wellbeing Project, Using Art and Creativity to Foster Wellbeing

Sandy Hill Arts is excited to announce the launch of a transformative wellbeing project aimed at supporting individuals in the...
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June 15, 2023

Successful Arts Council bid for grassroots music project in Purbeck

Sandy Hill Arts is thrilled to announce that it has been awarded Arts Council England National Lottery funding. The grant...
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Upcoming events and performance at Sandy Hill Arts

We’ve been busy growing our music and performance wing – from impromptu performances at #Sandyhillsaturdays to evening and weekend events – some ticketed, some free. In 2023 we received Arts Council England National Lottery Funding to support us in delivering some of these events.

Workshops and Courses at Sandy Hill Arts

Arts education is front and centre of Sandy Hill Art’s remit.  We offer a diverse array of workshops including Raku, cyanotype printing, drawing, painting, print making, willow sculpture & weaving, wood carving and photography as well as some more ‘off-the-wall’ pursuits.  Click ‘View All’ for other workshops…

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Meet our Artists

Sandy Hill arts is home to the widest range of artistic and craft practices including oils, watercolour, mixed media, sculpture, wood carving, metalwork, pottery and textiles.