Exhibition Programme

National Park Visitor Centre Princetown is hosting the following exhibitions:

Moor than meets the eye at Princetown Visitor Centre

9 January 2018 - 4 February 2018

Showcasing projects from the Heritage Lottery funded Moor than meets the eye scheme, the exhibition will feature some of the twenty-eight heritage projects that make up the scheme; including those run by local communities who have been telling the Dartmoor Story from a parish perspective.

Restoring the Ten Commandments Stones monument, excavating a ‘lost’ medieval manor, protecting bats in the Bovey Valley and investigating a post-medieval farmstead are just some of the projects that feature in the exhibition.  

Come along and find out how Moor than meets the eye has been helping people to understand, protect and conserve Dartmoor for the future. For more information, please visit  www.moorthanmeetstheeye.org

Hidden Depths of Dartmoor

6 February 2018 - 15 April 2018

Exhibitors: Dave Peake and Rosemary Bonney

Dave Peake and Rosemary Bonney are two local artists who have a particular interest in portraying Dartmoor’s many and varying watercourses. Dave is a retired police diving officer and captures stunning shots of Dartmoor rivers, above, below and at the surface. His images are married perfectly with Rosemary’s stunning paintings which capture the majesty of Dartmoor’s rivers within the wider landscape.

Dartmoor Skies

17 April 2018 - 5 June 2018

Exhibitors: Jon Scott, Chris Bloodworth, Savannah Jones and Lee Pengelly

Any time of the year and whether it’s during the day or the night, Dartmoor’s skies are always dramatic. Four local photographers come together to give their own perspective on what makes the play of light and landscape so special. This exhibition also coincides with the International Dark-Sky Association’s, Dark Sky Week 2018, which runs from April 22-28 and there will be a series of activities around Dartmoor’s Dark Skies during the week. Check the National Park website for details

Dartmoor Range – Putting the art in Dartmoor 

7 June 2018 – 12 August 2018

Exhibitors: Dartmoor Range (Anna Curnow; HK White; Twool; Sophie Soaps; Clares Preserves; Lily Warne)

Dartmoor is home to a huge wealth of artistic talent and for the last few years the National Park Visitor Centres have been promoting and selling the ‘Dartmoor Range’, those items that are inspired by the National Park. The Dartmoor Range producers now tell us their story. How Dartmoor inspires them? How they make the most of its natural resources? And what makes Dartmoor so special? An opportunity to delve in to the world of Dartmoor’s artisans and hear their story in their own words.

Dartmoor 365

16 August 2018 – 2 October 2018

Exhibitors: Dartmoor 365 

When John Hayward originally published his book giving people a reason to visit every one of the National Park’s 365 square miles, little did he know that he was creating a phenomenon. Now the book is celebrated here, alongside the Dartmoor 365 Facebook group and also features images from the Dartmoor WAGS (Wheelchair Access Group) on accessing Dartmoor and the exhibition launches the 3rd Dartmoor Walking Festival (25 August to 2 September). Come and find out how the book has inspired others to explore Dartmoor, enjoy the art and images it has been responsible for and find an event or activity to start your own exploration.

Dartmoor Life at end of WW1

4 October 2018 – 25 November 2018

Exhibitors: Dartmoor Trust

To coincide with the centenary of the end of WW1, the Dartmoor Trust deliver an updated version of their award winning exhibition from 2015. Come and discover what life was really like a the end of the war for a wide range of communities on Dartmoor. The exhibition is widened even further with contributions from local history groups throughout its display.

Christmas on Dartmoor 

27 November 2018 – 6 January 2019

Exhibitors: National Park Visitor Centres retail

Celebrate Christmas with Dartmoor National Park and discover the huge range of gifts that are available to purchase. Dartmoor National Park stock a huge range of gifts for that someone special, that difficult to buy for or for that person who just wants a gift from Dartmoor. From books to soaps; chocolate to maps or hats to pictures there really is something for everyone.