As well as our regular gallery opening, we also organise events throughout the year – especially ‘Arty Bazaars’ where we invite a wide range of stall holders  to set up shop outside the gallery and studios.  We like to keep the mix changing, but expect to see other artists, vintage, excellent coffee and food, and usually some live music…  These Events are also on our Facebook page.

We have also started running short courses and workshops at the Sandyhill site opposite Corfe Castle railway station where we are based.  You can reach us on foot across the bridge at the station – but don’t forget we have our own parking for visitors.

 You can keep up to date by ‘liking’ our FB page – or by subscribing to our email newsletter.


Drawing Workshop with Tony Kerins

Drawing Workshop with Tony Kerins

September 23, 2017, 10:00am - September 23, 2017, 4:30pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join us for a day's drawing. We'll be exploring ways of looking and describing. Using line and tone; playing with marks and textures. What do we see and what do we think we see?
Tony will demonstrate some how to do's and you'll be drawing in the studio and on the Sandy Hill Site. Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffe provided.
Suitable for all abilities. Over 12's only, please. Paper and materials provided but feel free to bring your own.
10am – 4.30pm. £55 per session. 6 places. To book contact Tony on 0798230 8489 or illustration@tonykerins.com
This workshop will be repeated on the following Wednesday, September 27th.
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Two Day Raku Workshop - Day 1

Two Day Raku Workshop - Day 1

September 24, 2017, 10:00am - September 24, 2017, 4:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local ceramic artists Jayne Cunliffe and Richard Jeffery in a two day raku workshop that uses a variety of handbuilding techniques to take you from raw clay to finished, fired, glazed work ready for you to take home.

This fun workshop at the Boilerhouse Gallery in Corfe Castle is suitable for absolute beginners, or for those with some ceramics experience who want to see the raku process through from start to finish.

Day One - 24/9/17
Make a number of pieces using two main hand building techniques: slab building (making work from flat slabs of clay, rolled out like pastry) and coiling - an ancient technique allowing you to build up simple or complex shapes by adding strips of clay.

At the end of this session, we dry and biscuit fire your work to make it strong enough for glazing and raku firing.

Day Two - 8/10/17
Help prepare and mix a variety of glazes to decorate your work in whichever way you choose. Apply glazes to your work and help fire it in a raku kiln.

The raku firing is the culmination of this workshop - helping load the kiln, smoking and washing your beautiful pots (!) ready to take home..

Two days £55 plus £10 materials and kiln costs per person, payable on booking. Message the gallery, or email hello@jaynecunliffepottery.co.uk to book or for more information.
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Drawing Workshop with Tony Kerins

Drawing Workshop with Tony Kerins

September 27, 2017, 10:00am - September 27, 2017, 4:30pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join us for a day's drawing. We'll be exploring ways of looking and describing. Using line and tone; playing with marks and textures. What do we see and what do we think we see?
Tony will demonstrate some how to do's and you'll be drawing in the studio and on the Sandy Hill Site. Bring a packed lunch. Tea and coffe provided.
Suitable for all abilities. Over 12's only, please. Paper and materials provided but feel free to bring your own.
10am – 4.30pm. £55 per session. 6 places. To book contact Tony on 0798230 8489 or illustration@tonykerins.com
This is a repeat of the workshop on Saturday, September 23rd.
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2 interested
Two Day Raku Workshop - Day Two

Two Day Raku Workshop - Day Two

October 8, 2017, 10:00am - October 8, 2017, 4:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local ceramic artists Jayne Cunliffe and Richard Jeffery in a two day raku workshop that uses a variety of handbuilding techniques to take you from raw clay to finished, fired, glazed work ready for you to take home.

This fun workshop at the Boilerhouse Gallery in Corfe Castle is suitable for absolute beginners, or for those with some ceramics experience who want to see the raku process through from start to finish.

Day One - 24/9/17
Make a number of pieces using two main hand building techniques: slab building (making work from flat slabs of clay, rolled out like pastry) and coiling - an ancient technique allowing you to build up simple or complex shapes by adding strips of clay.

At the end of this session, we dry and biscuit fire your work to make it strong enough for glazing and raku firing.

Day Two - 8/10/17
Help prepare and mix a variety of glazes to decorate your work in whichever way you choose. Apply glazes to your work and help fire it in a raku kiln.

The raku firing is the culmination of this workshop - helping load the kiln, smoking and washing your beautiful pots (!) ready to take home..

Two days £55 plus £10 materials and kiln costs per person, payable on booking. Message the gallery, or email hello@jaynecunliffepottery.co.uk to book or for more information.
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16 interested  ·  2 going
Flash Photography - a Boilerhouse Gallery workshop

Flash Photography - a Boilerhouse Gallery workshop

October 14, 2017, 10:00am - October 14, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local photographer and teacher Richard Jeffery for a half day workshop in managing flash, both on and off camera. The three hour class will cover equipment and practical techniques and suggestions, and is suitable for those with DSLRs and intermediate skills or above (a resonable understanding of managing expsoure using ISO, aperture and shutter speed) - and one or more external flash guns. Part theory part practice, set in the grounds around the Boilerhouse Gallery at Sandy Hill Studios in Corfe Castle, with a maximum of 6 students (minimum of 2 to run the workshop). We can work under cover if needed, so the workshop will run whatever the weather.

I do have a couple of Nikon and Metz flash guns to try if you don't have one yourself, so the workshop might be useful if you are thinking of taking the plunge and investing in some mobile light. This workshop would be an excellent complement to the Introduction to Studio Lighting workshops I am running in September - email for details.

Cost £55 per student, payable on booking. Cancellations will be accepted up to 10 days before the workshop, and of course all fees will be refunded if the course is cancelled. Please email to book your place - richard@richardjeffery.com - or for the course information sheet.

If enough people are interested, the morning can be extended to a practical shoot nearby, either around Corfe, Studland or along the coast, to put acquired skills into practice. Additional cost £15 per student, minimum 3, and you will need your own transport.

Please dress appropriately for a British autumn... You might want to bring water and a snack, although tea and coffee will be provided in the morning. There is a good bakery in the village with sandwiches, etc - 3 minutes from the gallery.
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7 interested
Introduction to Screen Printing - Textiles

Introduction to Screen Printing - Textiles

November 4, 2017, 10:00am - November 4, 2017, 4:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Learn to screen print on to T-shirts, bags and other types of textiles with Boilerhouse Gallery artists Rachel and Richard. Perfect for people with little or no previous experience in screen printing, this fun one day workshop will lead you step by step through the screen printing process, learning how to set up your screen, create suitable stencils for printing your designs, what equipment to use and how to get the most from them, and how to best use the techniques you will be taught to achieve a good print. We will also show you a DIY approach suitable for small prints at home without special equipment.

We provide a T-shirt and a cotton bag for you to print and take home, plus lots of sample material to practice on. You are welcome to bring your own fabrics, but do check with us first - synthetic materials don’t take the ink very well, and natural materials may need to be washed to remove any surface treatment. You can bring some simple designs with you or we will provide sample designs that you can use for inspiration on the day. We will work mainly with simple, single colour designs on this introductory workshop, but may be able to fit in a two colour print if there is time.

£55 per student.
How to book or for more information:
Message us through Facebook or email us at info@zoofisharts.co.uk
Payment with booking please to ensure your place - we will organise an invoice through PayPal.
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Past Events – ok, you’ve missed them – but this is what we do….

Introduction to Cyanotype - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

Introduction to Cyanotype - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

August 26, 2017, 10:00am - August 26, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local photographer and artist Richard Jeffery to learn about the Cyanotype process and how to make your own sunprints: ‘one of a kind’ photograms on light sensitive paper using a technique from the very beginnings of photography.

£25 per participant - max 8 places.
Pay on the day but you will need to book your place with Richard:
richard@theeleventhhour.co.uk or
07767 767625

Come ready to explore the Sandy Hill Studios site around the Boilerhouse Gallery - it can be wet underfoot in places.
We will make images from botanical specimens and other found items. You can expect to expose and develop 3-4 images ready to take home. Prints will still be wet, so a clean bin bag would be useful.

Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop is outside, so is weather dependent to some degree.
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Raku Firing at Boilerhouse Gallery

Raku Firing at Boilerhouse Gallery

August 20, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Interested in ceramics? Come along to our next raku session, glaze a pot and watch it being fired. Places limited to 6 per hour long session - please message us to reserve a place for 1, 2, 3 or 4pm start.
Free, but donation appreciated...
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Close Up Photography - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

Close Up Photography - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

August 5, 2017, 10:00am - August 5, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local photographer and teacher Richard Jeffery for a half day workshop in close-up photography. The three hour class will cover equipment and practical techniques and suggestions, and much of the content would be suitable for those with compact and bridge cameras as well as DSLRs. Part theory part practice, set in the grounds around the Boilerhouse Gallery at Sandy Hill Studios in Corfe Castle, with a maximum of 6 students (minimum of 2 to run the workshop). We can work under cover if needed, so the workshop will run whatever the weather. Probably not suitable for children under 10.

Cost £35 per student, payable on booking. Cancellations will be accepted up to 10 days before the workshop, and of course all fees will be refunded if the course is cancelled. Please email to book your place - richard@richardjeffery.com - or for more information.

If enough people are interested, the morning can be extended to a practical shoot photographing on the heath at Studland, looking for sun dew, funnel web spiders and other small local flora and fauna. Additional cost £15 per student, minimum 3, and you will need your own transport.

Please dress appropriately for a British summer (!). You might want to bring water and a snack, although tea and coffee will be provided in the morning. There is a good bakery in the village with sandwiches, etc - 3 minutes from the gallery. Do bring a tripod if you have one.
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Introduction to Cyanotype - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

Introduction to Cyanotype - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

July 1, 2017, 10:00am - July 1, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local photographer and artist Richard Jeffery to learn about the Cyanotype process and how to make your own sunprints: ‘one of a kind’ photograms on light sensitive paper using a technique from the very beginnings of photography.

£25 per participant - max 8 places.
Pay on the day but you will need to book your place with Richard:
richard@theeleventhhour.co.uk or
07767 767625

Come ready to explore the Sandy Hill Studios site around the Boilerhouse Gallery - it can be wet underfoot in places.
We will make images from botanical specimens and other found items. You can expect to expose and develop 3-4 images ready to take home. Prints will still be wet, so a clean bin bag would be useful.

Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop is outside, so is weather dependent to some degree.
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4 interested  ·  2 going
Introduction to Cyanotype - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

Introduction to Cyanotype - a Boilerhouse Gallery Workshop

May 30, 2017, 11:00am - May 30, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Join local photographer Richard Jeffery during Purbeck Art Weeks to learn about the Cyanotype process and how to make your own sunprints: ‘one of a kind’ photograms on light sensitive paper.

Come ready to explore the Sandy Hill Studios site around the Boilerhouse Gallery - it can be wet underfoot in places.
We will make images from botanical specimens and other found items. You can expect to expose and develop 3-4 images ready to take home. Prints will still be wet, so bring a bag...
Suitable for all ages, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Workshop is outside, so is weather dependent to some degree.

£25 per participant - max 8 places.
Pay on the day but you will need to book your place with Richard:
richard@theeleventhhour.co.uk or
07767 767625
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6 interested  ·  2 going
Raku Firing @ Boilerhouse Gallery

Raku Firing @ Boilerhouse Gallery

May 28, 2017, 1:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Interested in ceramics? Come along to our next raku session, glaze a pot and watch it being fired. Places limited to 6 per hour long session - please message us to reserve a place for 1, 2, 3 or 4pm start.
Free, but donation appreciated...
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3 interested  ·  4 going
Arty Bazaar at Boilerhouse Gallery

Arty Bazaar at Boilerhouse Gallery

April 22, 2017, 12:00pm - April 22, 2017, 4:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Our first Arty Bazaar for 2017.... we have some fourteen stallholders lined up, so should be some new faces in amongst the usual mix of art, craft, food, music and vintage.... See MoreSee Less

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Christmas Arty Bazaar

Christmas Arty Bazaar

December 10, 2016, 1:00pm - December 10, 2016, 5:00pm

Boilerhouse Gallery
Sandy Hill Lane
Corfe Castle,  BH20 5JF Map

Our last Arty Bazaar for 2016 - art, craft, music, food and mayhem. AND some new artists, mulled wine and mince pies. and probably some other stuff we can't remember........ See MoreSee Less

5 interested  ·  3 going