an inspiring future for sherborne

Welcome to The Paddock Project. Uniting local and international art and craft in a world class gallery that will place Sherborne at the creative, cultural and commercial centre of Dorset and the region.

A place where people will meet, create and participate. Featuring an exciting programme of changing exhibitions, from modern to contemporary, and events, workshops, classes and courses, with something for everyone.


“We would be delighted to support The Paddock Project in any way possible. The educational benefit would be immeasurable.”

The Gryphon School

“I am very excited to hear about the revised and much more ambitious plans for a major arts facility in Sherborne.”

Rt Hon Sir Oliver Letwin MP

“We believe The Paddock Project would be a cultural and commercial asset to Sherborne.”

Sherborne Area Tourism Forum

“We believe The Paddock Project provides an exciting opportunity for the town and will provide a valuable facility from which the whole community can benefit.”

Rotary Club of Sherborne Castles

“The Paddock Project represents a superb opportunity for the town, and if successful, will deliver a great boost to all local retailers and businesses”

Sherborne Chamber of Commerce

“We are unequivocally supportive of this ambitious and visionary Project. The educational opportunities for our children are simply superb and unparalleled.”

Sherborne Preparatory School

“This exciting initiative will deliver clear economic benefits to local retailers, tourist venues and businesses, and we look forward to working closely with the team to realise this Project.”

The Castle Estate

“We support The Paddock Project wholeheartedly. Music and the arts enrich the community, offering a proven boost to the local economy, tourism, learning and leisure.”

Sherborne Abbey Festival