Get the Map!Download the Swanage Seen Trail Map by right-clicking here (Acrobat PDF format). Also available in print from local Tourist Information Offices.
Swanage has a rich cultural heritage: the beauty of the unique coastline and town have drawn artists of international stature to paint here, including Walter Field, Charles Conder, Paul Nash, Mark Gertler, Augustus John and Graham Sutherland.
Swanage Seen celebrates this with an Art Trail - a display panel, showing the painting, a portrait of the artist and a short biography, placed on or near the site from where the original picture was painted.
Comments & Quotes“When I first heard about the art trail I was extremely excited and thought it was one of the most delightful and interesting ideas I can remember hearing about.
One of the delights of Swanage is to come upon the unexpected, and the concept of an art trail is a huge boost to our knowledge of local art history. Dorset is so full of talent and it is a pleasure for residents, artists, and visitors alike, to realise which famous artists came before us to be influenced and captivated by the whole area.
I look forward with great excitement to the completion of your project; I give you ten out of ten for thought, effort, enthusiasm, knowledge and forethought.”
by Kitty Wass
Category Archives: News
Walk the Walk and listen to the Talk, Swanage Seen Art Trail. This Sunday 20th September 2.30 pm at the Learning Centre, Durlston, I shall be giving an Illustrated talk about the artists in the trail and their connection to … Continue reading
Follow the trail of paintings of Swanage by its famous artists… The walking trail is available as a printed guide from local Tourist Information Centres and Libraries. It also lists artists working
Carlotta Barrow, creator of The Swanage Seen Art Trail, will be giving a guided Art Trail Walk on Thursday 25th September, meet at 10am at the Swanage Tourist Information Centre, Cost £3.00. It is part of the Swanage & Purbeck Walking … Continue reading
SWANAGE SEEN ART TRAIL OFFICIAL LAUNCH We were thrilled with the launch of The Swanage Seen Art Trail on Saturday 5th December. The weather cleared and many people gathered on the terrace above the Prince Albert Gardens where the Mark … Continue reading
The Henry Tanworth Wells Art Panel ‘The Quarrymen of Purbeck’ is now completed, it was sponsored by John & Sarah Wootton of Tom’s Field Campsite. The Painting is in the collection of the Guild Hall Art Gallery, they have kindly … Continue reading
WHAT’S NEXT We are delighted the Alfred Palmer Art Panel is now completed; it has been sponsored by David and Paddy Price-Hughes and depicts St. Mary’s Church, where they were married in 1956. It is in memory of her father, … Continue reading
We are so thrilled to have this sponsorship from Cobalt Corporate Finance LLP, the specialist advisors in Technology, Media and Telecoms. You can read their statement below. Cobalt is delighted to be the major sponsor of Swanage Seen Art Trail which is … Continue reading