Community Exhibition

A Museum in the Making

28 May – 24 November 2021

Dorchester artist Peter Runeckles was given unique access to the Museum construction site between 2018 and 2020.

Working alongside the team from Acheson Construction, a series of watercolour paintings record the highs and lows of the building of the new Dorset Museum.

Peter Runeckles:

I realised that the process of demolition and rebuilding would never be seen by most people, so I thought I would do a series of paintings to record it. My pictures represent different stages of the process and different views including from the top of St Peter’s Church tower.

My pictures started with a photograph or a pencil sketch. Often the situation was changing very quickly, as for example in the series of views of the concrete being poured on the floor. The detail was then added with waterproof ink and painted in with watercolour. Each one took over 30 hours to complete.

Alice Cooper Dean Community Space

Christmas & New Year Opening Times 

Sat 24 December | CLOSED
Sun 25 December | CLOSED
Mon 26 December | CLOSED
Tues 27 Dec | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Wed 28 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Thurs 29 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Fri 30 Dec | OPEN, normal hours
Sat 31 Dec | OPEN – 9am to 3pm (early closing)
Sun 1 Jan 2023 | CLOSED
Mon 2 Jan | OPEN, Bank Holiday hours
Tues 3 Jan | OPEN, normal hours

  • Opening hours:

    Daily: 9.00am - 4.30pm
    Sunday: 10.00am - 4.00pm
    Bank Holidays: 10.00am - 4.00pm

  • Admissions:

    Annual Pass or Day Entry available

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    High West Street
    Dorchester DT1 1XA

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Exhibition Information

 

Location: Alice Cooper Dean Community Space

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Free, Opening times may vary.


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