Dorset Landscape Gains National Recognition
Milton Abbey was selected by the national organisers of the Capability Brown Festival 2016 as one of fourteen regional 'hubs', in recognition of its outstanding quality. A major 'multi-media' exhibition was the highlight of the local Festival.
The exhibition was called 'A Capability Brown Experience'. The show included a new film featuring John Phibbs, the international expert on Brown, as narrator; artwork by Royal Academician Stephen Farthing; artist and author Tim Scott-Bolton; eleven artists from Dorset Visual Arts, embroidery from the National Guild, interactive digital imagery, photography from a range of leading photographers, and games for children. The theme of 'enjoyment of landscape', was added to 'built heritage, and enhancement of quality of life'.