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.




Summer 2021 mixed art exhibition : Lockdown Reflections

A Summer mixed exhibition of over a dozen of our gallery artists, plus three guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. We think everyone could do with places to go that are calm and peaceful and inspiring, so you are most welcome to visit. This show has a significant body of work from Philippa Headley, the impressionistic oil painter and Christies’ Graduate. Her works are presented alongside most of our gallery artists, including new work by Kim Pragnell, Ruth Ander, Jane Chapman and Mary Gillett.

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Mike Denham

Concerts restarting : 2021 and 2022 concert programme

7 Apr 2021 – Per the Covid-19 regulations the key date we are watching for concerts is “Step 4 – no earlier than 21 June” when “All legal limits removed on mixing will be removed and the last sectors to remain closed, such as nightclubs, will reopen. Large events can take place” so concerts should be possible. Therefore we intend to open with two short-notice impromptus that might or might not go ahead and might even be on different dates depending on events, and then aim to run our normal pattern during the Autumn 2021 season, and then a full programme for 2022.

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Exhibitions Diary


Monday 17 May – Sunday 5 Sep 2021
“Lockdown Reflections” – Work by gallery & guest artists
(due to Covid-19 pandemic this will be longer than our normal 8-week exhibition to allow for contingencies)

Friday 10 Sep – Friday 31 Dec 2021
“Together Again” – Work by gallery & guest artists
(due to Covid-19 pandemic this will be longer than our normal 8-week exhibition to allow for contingencies)

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 25 & Sat 26 June 2021: jazz impromptu
– Fri 25 June 2021 : Duo by Mike Denham on piano with one of UK’s top jazz reed players Trevor Whiting (Clarinet & Sax)
– Sat 26 June 2021 : Solo by Mike Denham on piano

Fri 9 Jul & Sat 10 July 2021 : classical impromptu
– Melissa Phelps (cello) & Caroline Palmer (piano) ~ Debussy Sonata; Brahms Sonata in E minor, Opus 38; Bridge Sonata. Crackers from London, much rescheduled and our good fortune willing.

– Summer holidays –

– Fri 17 Sep & Sat 18 Sep 2021 : jazz with Philip Clouts (piano) and Ron Phelan (double bass)

– Fri 15 Oct & Sat 16 Oct 2021 : classical with Ronan Magill (piano) flying in all the way from Tokyo for us and Snape Maltings

– Fri 19 Nov & Sat 20 Nov 2021 : jazz with John Law (piano)

– Fri 10 Dec & Sat 11 Dec 2021 : classical duo with Duncan Honeybourne (piano) and Katharine Lam (piano)

– Christmas holidays –

– Fri 18 & Sat 19 Feb 2022 : classical with Angela Brownridge (piano)

– Fri 18 & Sat 19 Mar 2022 : jazz with Mike Denham (piano)

– Fri 22 & Sat 23 Apr 2022 : classical with Giovanni Lonati (piano) travelling from Rome

– Fri 20 & Sat 21 May 2022 : jazz with Philip Clouts (piano)

– Fri 17 & Sat 18 June 2022 : classical with Katharine Lam (piano) coming down from the Birmingham Conservatoire, solo

– Summer holidays –

– Fri 16 & Sat 17 Sep 2022 : jazz David Gordon (piano)

– Fri 21 & Sat 22 Oct 2022 : classical with Rosemary Tuck (piano) with exciting stuff we gather

– Fri 18 & Sat 19 Nov 2022 : jazz with John Law (piano)

– Fri 9 & Sat 10 Dec 2022 : classical with Duncan Honeybourne (piano) solo

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