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.

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


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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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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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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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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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

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

9 interested  ·  6 going
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
To the Lighthouse

To the Lighthouse

August 5, 2016, 10:00am - August 18, 2016, 5:00pm

Durlston Castle
Lighthouse Road
Swanage,  BH19 2JL Map

Come and see exciting new work by our cooperative in an exhibition at Durlston Castle, inspired by a walk from the Boilerhouse Gallery to Durlston Lighthouse. Participating artists working in ceramics, jewellery, mosaic, painting, photography, sculpture, stone carving and textiles.... See MoreSee Less

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June Arty Bazaar

June Arty Bazaar

June 4, 2016, 12:00pm - June 4, 2016, 5:00pm

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

Our next arty Bazaar is in the middle of the arts weeks. If you missed the last one we will have some of the stalls that you have become accustomed to plus some who debuted at our last event. Keep an eye on our facebook page (in our news page on the website).... See MoreSee Less

7 going
October Arty Bazaar

October Arty Bazaar

October 31, 2015, 12:00pm

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

Our next Arty Bazaar is at Halloween... not sure we are out to shock - but there are certain to be some pleasant surprises amongst the new stalls of art, craft, vintage and food!
12-5ish, as usual, just maybe some mulled wine...
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10 interested  ·  22 going