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Big Picture is a collaboration of visual arts organisations and professionals in Dorset working with Dorset County Council to sustain and develop vibrant visual arts in the county

Its members are Artsreach, Bridport Arts Centre, B-side, Dorset Visual Arts, PVA MediaLab, Sherborne House Arts, and Walford Mill Crafts.

CURRENT PROJECT: Exploratory Laboratory (ExLab) is one of the outstanding projects granted the London 2012 Inspire mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises exceptional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games.


Ex Lab 2
“A compelling link between art and science”

Big Picture are delighted to announce the artists selected for the continuation of Exploratory Laboratory, the second phase of its creative meetings between art and science in Dorset and along the magical Jurassic Coast.

Simon Callery more...

Simon Callery – Test Pit

Simon Callery – Test Pit

Mat Chivers more...

Mat Chivers – Alter Outbreath

Mat Chivers – Alter Outbreath


Visit the ExLab website here.

The Jurassic Coast has been described as a linear laboratory for the earth sciences. It's rocks, beautifully exposed and accessible along its length, sequentially record 185 million years of the Earth's history and display a superb range of active coastal processes. Everyone can explore the wonders that this coastline has to offer, but it holds a lot of excitement for scientists to learn from the coast, understand its formation and support its future.

Zachary Eastwood-Bloom more...

Zachary Eastwood-bloom - Fault

Zachary Eastwood-bloom – Fault

Simon Ryder more...

Simon Ryder - computer visualisation of birdsong

Simon Ryder – computer visualisation of birdsong

Proboscis creative studio more...

Transforming Lives

Gary Stewart - Transforming Lives

Coming Soon

Over coming months numerous public events and activities will give everyone the opportunity to get excited about the coast and to be involved with the artist's research. There will be plenty of opportunities to engage and to help with the development of new art for Dorset.


Zachary Eastwood-Bloom – We Control the Horizontal and the Vertical

Zachary Eastwood-Bloom – We Control the Horizontal and the Vertical