A NEW exhibition by a Dorset artist at Durlston Country Park promises to explore environmental, social and religious themes from around the world.  

Josh Hollingshead’s display in the Swanage country park will run from July 3 to 18 and features large scale and varied, heightened colours of the canvasses. 

It’s said the paintings “create a sense that the spectator could enter the painting, where myriad vignettes tell a story and details at the margins of a scene reveal hidden meanings”. 

At the age of 14, Josh began drawing by copying the Old Masters and at 16 he moved on to painting on canvas, dedicating himself to painting.  

Ali Tuckey, from Durlston Country Park, said: “Josh’s work is truly unique, and his pictures are not only jaw-dropping, beautiful and humorous but encourage the viewer to think about our global environment, and society.” 

Josh added: “I thank all who have made this exhibition possible. This exhibition sets out many tableaux, these are voices for the driving need and pressure for a more equal country, environment and world.” 

The exhibition is open daily from 10.30 to 5pm.