Art & Ecology Events Day 2015 – Tout Quarry

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and Nature Reserve

– Portland Quarries Nature Park Event

Wednesday 12 August 2015 – Day of free events

Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust and Dorset Wildlife Trust

Where Art and Ecology Meet 


The Drill Hall  Gallery & Project Space

10 – 1pm and 2 – 4pm Dreaming Heads Mask Making Workshop  with artist Sarah Woodfine, for children and adults, exploring ideas of dreams and landscapes.   (Meet 10 am Tout Quarry Car Park, end of Tradecroft to and also at the Drill Hall Gallery on Easton Lane where the mask making workshop will take place)


 Tout Quarry Sculpture Park and  Nature Reserve

12noon – 1pm – Dorset Wildlife Trust Walks – Plants,  Butterflies and Geology

12noon – 1pm – Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust – Sculpture interpretation walks and drawing sessions  at Antony Gormley’s life size figure ‘Still Falling’ incised into the rock strata (whittled)  falling through 250 million years of time.

1 – 2pm  Explore mythical potential of caves & quarries  with  sound artists in Quarrymen’s shelter at Lano’s Bridge followed by projections at the Drill Hall.

2 – 4pm – Memory Stones Stone Carving Workshop in open air workshop.

4 – 5pm – ten to fifteen minute encounters with architect Nicholas Hawksmoor ( assistant to Christopher Wren) in Tout Quarry ( at Drill Hall if rain) – who is arriving from the Painted Hall at Greenwich to select Portland Stone for the Greenwich Hospital for Seamen and 6 other London Churches.


 The Drill Hall  Gallery & Project Space

5 – 6pm – Food and Refreshments – ‘Portland Fresh’ reasonably priced Salads and Quiche, Smoothies, Tea & Coffee.

6pm – 7.30pm  ‘Portland Stories’  – Absolute Theatre present excerpts from the project with sound and video recordings of peoples experiences and  the ‘Roy Dog’  performance by students from IPACA.  Portland Stories is an ongoing project based at the Drill Hall so if you have any stories or a story to tell, Simon and Peter will be on hand to record.  Portland Sculpture & Quarry Trust – Living Archive 7.30pm to 8.00pm.

Phone – 01305-826736, email or see online events calendar on home page of