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A Year At Hardown Hill

Oil paint­ings of the chang­ing land­scape, depict­ed dur­ing dif­fer­ent months of the year, of the Gold­en Cap estate.

The first exhibition of 2021 in Sou’-Sou’-West Gallery’s neighbouring art space will be painter Edward Hall’s ‘A Year on Hardown Hill’. Running alongside our popular mosaic exhibition ‘Picking Up The Pieces’, Edward’s more intimate show offers something very different.
A former Landscape Architect, Edward’s professional career involved the literal shaping of a wide range of natural and man-made places and environments, but his real passion has always been his painting. He held his first solo exhibition in Oxford in late 2017; then early in 2018, he moved to Ryall, just west of Bridport. There, he has been working on his latest project, ‘A Year on Hardown Hill’. Edward’s home is on the edge of the hill, which is part of the National Trust’s Golden Cap estate, and he walks there almost daily. The hill comprises a surprising diversity of habitats, including a stunning area of rare lowland heath. There are far-reaching views across Lyme Bay to the south and across the Marshwood Vale to the north. Edward’s now intimate knowledge of that landscape has been the inspiration for this exhibition.
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