Chase and Chalke Artist Residency Exhibition

Chase and Chalke Artist Residencies 

30th March – 11th May 2024
The Young Gallery, Salisbury Library

In this exhibition we share with you the work created in three separate Chase and Chalke Artist Residencies over 2020 – 2024, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  


Artist Residency Poster 2024

Each artist worked to explore the delights and stories of Cranborne Chase, inspiring over 500 people from schools and communities within and neighbouring Cranborne Chase, as well as visitors to the area.   

In this exhibition you can see lots of the work created during these workshops. The artists also show us their own work created during their residency as a response to Cranborne Chase. 

Sara Dudman   

Unearthing Chase and Chalke 

Rocks, soil and chalk transformed into earth-pigment paints tell the visual stories of Cranborne Chase’s natural environment, geology and human history. 


Jo Beal  

My Chase and Chalke 

Creating sketchbooks and richly illustrated personal walking journals while exploring the Cranborne Chase landscape, wildlife and archaeology. 


Cherry Truluck 

Edible Ebble 

Getting to know the unique ecology of the chalk stream, one ingredient at a time through creative wild cooking adventures along the River Ebble. 


You can read more about the Artist Residencies by following this here.



People from in and around Cranborne Chase and visiting the area enjoyed lovely trips to the countryside with added creative fun!  You’ll see lots of it here… 

Allenbourn Middle School, Wimborne, After School Art Club 

Bemerton Heath Neighbourhood Centre 

Burgate School, Years 9, 10 and Sixth Form 

Chalke Valley History Festival Visitors 

Chatterboxes Youth Action Group 

Farmers and Landowners 

Hampshire Artists Open Studios visitors 

Local Communities 

Ludwell Primary School, Year 6 

Manor Fields Primary School, Salisbury, Years 4 and 6 

Practicing Artists 

River Bourne Community Farm groups from Wyvern School, Sarum Academy and young people not in employment, education or training 

Seeds 4 Success 




Waterloo Care Home, Wimborne 


The Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme

The Chase & Chalke Landscape Partnership is a scheme of 20 projects set in the heart of Cranborne Chase National Landscape, working with many partner organisations, experts and local communities, and funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  We heavily rely on the dedication of our hundreds of wonderful volunteers.   

The aim of Chase and Chalke is to foster greater connections between the outstanding landscapes, culture and history of Cranborne Chase, and the communities that live and work in it, as well as people visiting the area.  

Creative projects are a lovely way to do this! 

Through creative and practical events and activities from 2020 to 2024 many hundreds of people and groups have been (and still are) involved in practical conservation work, walking festivals, star gazing, history, archaeology, art, writing, music and lots more.  

You can find out more about all this on the Cranborne Chase website here.

Why not come and join us to celebrate all 20 Chase and Chalke projects at our fabulous: 

Chase and Chalke Celebration Day 

Wednesday July 24th 

Larmer Tree Gardens, Tollard Royal. 

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This map shows the area covered by the Chase and Chalke Landscape Partnership Scheme, set in the heart of Cranborne Chase.   

Map of Chase and Chalke Area


Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) is now known as Cranborne Chase National Landscape, along with all other AONBs/NLs.