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 Swanage. Also on Thursday 24th Sept, a Guided Art Trail Walk for the Swanage and Purbeck Walking Festival Meet at the Swanage Tourist Info Centre, Shore Rd, 10am.
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“Augustus John had a long and close connexion with Swanage. He stayed here in 1899 with his sister Gwen at a house on Peveril Point and again the following year with the painter Charles Conder at Peveril Tower. No doubt many in Swanage found his life style shocking. He dressed like the gypsies he admired...”