Welcome to Tincleton Gallery

Tincleton Gallery in the Old School House in Tincleton is Dorset’s most intimate contemporary fine art and music concert venue. We cast our eyes beyond Dorset looking for new insights and new artists and musicians, as well as supporting the work of our local cadre. The art works include drawings and paintings as well as a selection of sculptures. Musically we host classical and jazz concerts in one of Dorset’s few venues to boast two grand pianos.

The gallery is open 10am-5pm on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. If you wish to visit at other times please contact us.



Chloe Fremantle - animal, vegetable and mineral (Highgreen visits) 2015, 90 x 120 cms, acr on canvas.

Autumn/Winter 2020 mixed show

Autumn/Winter 2020 mixed show – Friday 18 September 2020 – Monday 10 January 2021. This show has a significant body of work from London-based guest artist Chloe Fremantle who is exhibiting at Tincleton Gallery for the first time. Her works are presented alongside most of our gallery artists, including new work by Philippa Headley, Kim Pragnell, Jane Chapman and Mary Gillett. Guest artists Diana Croft has some interesting linocuts and Imogen Bittner has some very major new pieces.

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Pianos at Tincleton Gallery

Concerts suspended until further notice

9 Sep 2020 – Overnight the government has announced changes in the Covid-19 regulations pertaining to England, restricting gatherings to six people until further notice. The indications are that this will be a relatively lengthy restriction.
Therefore for the time being we will again suspend concerts so as to comply with this change..

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Exhibitions Diary


20 March-Sunday 10 May 2020
Work by Ruth Ander & other gallery artists
(suspended 21 March due to Covid-19 pandemic)

15 May-Sunday 12 July
Work by Chloe Fremantle & gallery artists
(not held due to to Covid-19 pandemic)

9 July-30 August 2020
Work by Ruth Ander & other gallery artists
(reopened, subject to Covid-19 pandemic directives)
(also open Tue/Wed/Thu by appointment)

– Summer holiday –

18 September-Sunday 8 November 2020
Autumn mixed show by gallery artists

13 November 2020-10 January 2021
Winter mixed show by gallery artists

Unless otherwise noted all art exhibitions open on a Friday. There is generally an opening viewing from 18:00-20:00 on the first Friday, please contact us if you wish to attend this.

Regular opening hours for Tincleton Gallery are 10:00am until 17:00pm on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays when a show is on (see show dates above) which is for approximately ten months of the year. There is no need to make an appointment to visit during these hours. Please note that on the last weekend of a show a certain amount of disruption is inevitable as we start to get ready for the next one.

We can be open at other times during the week but please make an appointment if you wish to visit at other times – Joan runs Dorchester Framing from the same address and so is able to open by mutual agreement with visitors. To make special visit arrangements please contact the gallery.

There is no charge for visiting.

Concerts Diary


Fri 27 & Sat 28 March
Mike Denham blues/jazz piano with singer Hamish Maxwell
(not held due to to Covid-19 pandemic)

Fri 24 & Sat 25 April
Ronan Magill for solo classical piano
(not held due to to Covid-19 pandemic)

Fri 22 & Sat 23 May
Philip Clouts for classical/jazz piano with Ron Phelan on double bass
(not held due to to Covid-19 pandemic)

Fri 19 & Sat 20 June
Giovanni Lonati for solo classical piano
(not held due to to Covid-19 pandemic)

– Summer holidays –

Fri 21 & Sat 22 August
Philip Clouts for solo jazz piano
(an impromptu concert, because Covid-19 relaxation allows)

Fri 25 & Sat 26 September
Angela Brownridge for solo classical piano
(suspended, due to Covid-19 pandemic)

Fri 23 & Sat 24 October
Recital by Melissa Phelps, ‘cello, and Caroline Palmer, piano
(probably suspended, due to Covid-19 pandemic)

Fri 20 & Sat 21 November
John Law for jazz piano
(probably suspended, due to Covid-19 pandemic)

Fri 11 & Sat 12 December
Duncan Honeybourne for solo classical piano
(probably suspended, due to Covid-19 pandemic)

All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.
Wine and nibbles are served in the interval.

Tickets £15 each, or £50 for 4.

To order tickets please email Tincleton Gallery or call Tincleton Gallery on 01305 848909