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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-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. We are open weekdays by appointment – please contact us.



"Pinks", collagraph by Mary Gillett

Spring 2024 mixed art exhibition : by gallery artists & guest artists

Our Spring 2024 mixed exhibition features over a dozen of our gallery artists, plus four guest artists, including a range of sculptures, oils, and prints. Devon-based Mary Gillett has produced four gorgeous collagraphs which we exhibit along with the corresponding block. These contrast with more visionary oils from London-based Consuelo Child-Villiers. Superb seacapes and coastal oils from Kim Pragnell and a charcoal study that deftly contrasts curvature of the boats with the linearity of the yard architecture. Bristol-based Ruth Ander hangs a variety of her monprints. The Hampshire artist Philippa Headley adds her impressionistic landscape oils. Imogen Bittner has some new textile pieces as well as work from London-based guest artist Chloe Fremantle and pieces by local guest artist Sarah Batt. A variety of raku ceramics are with us from London-based artist Alison Wear as well as stonework from Sarah Moore and the fine metal/glass/stone scuptures from Bershire based Johannes von Stumm are joined by pieces from London based sculptor Almuth Tebbenhoff.

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Katharine Lam

Fri 14 & Sat 15 June 2024 : Katharine Lam – classical piano

This will be a solo piano recital by Katharine Lam which will include Schubert’s last great sonata – Piano Sonata in Bb Major D.960 (amongst other works, see full programme below).

On a number of occasions Katharine Lam has played at Tincleton Gallery, sometimes alongside Duncan Honeybourne and on other occasions solo as she will be again this June. She has established a distinguished profile throughout the UK and abroad as recitalist, concerto-soloist, chamber musician, accompanist and music educator.

Following her London recital debut in 2003, she made her debut as soloist with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 2004 at Symphony Hall, Birmingham. The Birmingham Post praised her playing for its “glittering panache and terrific aplomb. Definitely the highlight of the evening.”

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Exhibitions Diary


Friday 16 February – Sunday 7 July 2024
Spring exhibition – Work by gallery & guest artists

The gallery is ordinarily closed during August – enquire for an appointment if you wish to visit in August.

Autum 2024
Autumn exhibition – Work by gallery & guest artists – dates are not yet confirmed

There is generally an opening viewing from 18:00-20:00 on the first Friday of an exhibition, please contact us if you wish to attend this.

Regular opening hours for Tincleton Gallery are 10:00am until 16:00pm on Saturdays and Sundays 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 during the week but please make an appointment if you wish to visit on weekdays – 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

2024 – concert diary

Tincleton Gallery – 2024 – Concert programme

Unless noted otherwise typically the same programme is played on both the Friday and the Saturday night.

23+24 Feb 2024 : Ida Pelliccioli; classical piano coming from Paris (D. Scarlatti, W.A. Mozart, M. Blasco de Nebra, and F. Schubert)
Fri 15 Mar 2024 : Mike Denham (piano) with Trevor Whiting (clarinet, sax) as “Clarinet Marmalade”
Sat 16 Mar 2024 : Mike Denham and Julian Phillips; “Ragtime meets Boogie” – piano solos and piano duets
12+13 Apr 2024 : Madeleine Mitchell (violin) with Motoki Hirai (piano) : Beethoven Sonata No.10 op.96 and Grieg Sonata No. 3 in C Minor plus short pieces celebrating UK – Japan Friendship 2024
17+18 May 2024 : Philip Clouts (jazz piano) & Ron Phelan (bass) for great jazz
14+15 Jun 2024 : Katharine Lam; solo piano inc. Schubert’s last great sonata – Piano Sonata in Bb Major D.960 (amongst other works).

=== Summer break ===

6+7 Sep 2024 : Véronique Joly and Rob Palmer; Bossa Nova jazz vocals/acoustic guitar duo
18+19 Oct 2024 : Francesca Maria Villani; classical piano travelling to us from Bari in Italy. The programme will include Scarlatti : Sonata K32, and Sonata K.87; J. Brahms : Klavierstucke op 76; and M.Ravel : Parade.
Fri 15 Nov 2024 : Tincleton favourites John Law and David Gordon play a mixture of solos and duos on the gallery’s two beautiful grand pianos. Expect jazz and Latin music, classically themed improvisation and original compositions from these two award-winning musicians.
Sat 16 Nov 2024 : David Gordon introduces the outstanding multi-instrumentalist Jenny Bliss Bennett. Resident in Somerset, Jenny specialises in violin, viola da gamba and is a brilliant improviser across many styles. Together David and Jenny will play a wide range of music from William Byrd to Mozart, folk tunes ancient and modern and more – with the focus on joyous improvisation.
13+14 Dec 2024 : Duncan Honeybourne; classical piano

=== Winter break ===

– Tickets £15 each.

– All concerts start playing at 8pm. Please arrive after 7:30pm.

– Pre booking and prepayment only. Each party of guests must give a contact.

– We will give refunds if we need to cancel the concert for whatever reason. We will not refund if you need to cancel as that would disadvantage the musician(s), unless we can resell your seat.

– You must respect any Covid social distancing measures, which will in turn comply with Government requirements. At present there are none.

– As usual price includes drinks & nibbles which are served in the interval, but exactly what, how and where depend on our discretion & weather.

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

Tickets £15 each.

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