Local artist exhibition in Villano café

Brownsea Island shoreline 2016 by Lizzy Short

Inspired by Brownsea Island and the surrounding area, local artist Lizzy Short has a selection of her work on display in the Villano café.

This season, the Villano cafe is host to a display of work from the winners of a local art competition. The work of Lizzy Short is on display and available to buy until the end of October 2016.

Lizzy trained at the Laird School of Art and Falmouth School of Art, gaining a BA in Fine Art. Teaching art for many years at local secondary schools, she is currently working as a freelance fine art facilitator at The Seaview Centre, Poole.

"My passion is capturing landscapes, working 'en plein air' in the beautiful local surroundings of Poole's harbour and beaches, Studland and. most recently, Brownsea Island situated in Poole Harbour."

Find out more about Lizzy and her work on her website www.lizzyshort.com

For upcoming opportunities to learn from Lizzy in an art workshop on the island, see events on the What's on page.

Upcoming events

Christmas wreath making

Wed 11 Dec 2019
09:30-12:20
Escape the mainland mayhem and enjoy some festive cheer on Brownsea. Enjoy the sounds of a live choir and treat yourself to mulled wine and Christmas goodies whilst you create your masterpiece to hang on your front door.

Brownsea bird boats

Sat 14 Dec 2019
09:00-13:00
The National Trust, Dorset Wildlife Trust and the RSPB have joined forces to offer the rare opportunity to view one of the best autumn and winter bird spectacles in the UK and exclusive access to Brownsea Island when it is closed to the public.

Christmas carols and wildlife wanders

Thu 19 Dec 2019
10:30-14:00
Enjoy an opportunity to visit Brownsea at this festive time of year. Soak up the sights and sounds of the winter wildlife away from the Christmas mayhem on the mainland, then enjoy a good old singsong in the unique island church.

Be prepared this February half-term

Sat 15 Feb 2020
10:00-16:00
Help us celebrate World Thinking Day and Founder's day with a week of scouting and guiding inspired activities suitable for kids of all ages.

Get Toasty

Sat 15 Feb 2020
12:00-14:00
Campfire and marshmallow toasting at the Outdoor Centre

Spring Ranger Days

Wed 19 Feb 2020
11:00-16:00
Join our Outdoor Centre team and get stuck in as you experience life as a ranger on Brownsea Island.