A Community Project

The Stone | Work | Space is a new venture that has grown from the involvement of the Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust and the community itself…..

“A project growing from and with the community in shared vision where the arts connect with the landscape, skills and heritage of the Island.”

A place where the community and young people can work collaboratively with stone carvers, artists, designers, performers, scientists, architects and other researchers; with first hand experience of research and discovery that creates a wider interest in landscape and stone, our relationship to the environment and issues of climate change in the world today.

Using what we know to effect change

  • Understanding biodiversity within the environment, using waste stone for the creation of new micro-climates and habitats.
  • Teaching skills in stone carving, relief carving, letter cutting, architectural detail and direct carving / sculpture – where a range of traditional techniques are applied to new work to develop a high level of skill.
  • Bringing together the older generation with the new through projects that acknowledge the cultural landscape and traditional methods of quarrying and carving stone, where Portland’s heritage is renewed.
  • Creating a greater community involvement in design ideas for the future use of quarry landscapes – how they can be brought back into community use.

In 2009 PSQT was awarded a British Urban Regeneration Award (BURA) for Community Inspired Regenerationbura-award

Community Partners

We have a strong commitment to our community partners and are always looking for new partnerships within the area.  If you are a member of a local organisation and you would like to talk about how we might be able to help you, please contact us.

Weymouth & Portland Community Mental Health Team
Dorset Youth Association
Weymouth Outdoor Education
HMYOI Portland
DWT Chesil Beach Centre
Portland Museum
Elsadene Care Home Weymouth
Southill Day Centre
Tophill Junior School
Portland Community Partnership
Portland Town Council (Marine & Environmental Committee)

National Sailing Academy
Womens Institute
Dorset Youth Offending Team
The Princes Trust
Fancy’s Farm
WTT Dance Group
Royal Manor Theatre

Local Industry Partners


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