POP UP Dorset is a not-for-profit organisation, whose aim is to show high quality contemporary art from across Dorset, in under/unused buildings.
The current intention is to run an open submission exhibition each summer in a different venue and in a different part of Dorset. Read about our first exhibition on the About 2012 page.
Katy first had the idea of doing a Pop Up Event through the Summer of 2012. Growing up in Bristol, and studying Art History and practising art, she has seen lots of exhibitions around the country and wanted to put on something where she now lives on Portland, that shows off the many fine and cutting edge artists working across Dorset.
With the usual intake of seasonal visitors and the addition of the Olympic entourage, it seemed like a good time to start. With so many artists in the County, but so little exhibition space, the Pop Up approach offers opportunities to develop to show off high quality work, without the running costs of a permanent gallery.