BOURNEMOUTH, Atrium Gallery, Art and Language, part of Evolution: Frink and the Next Generation, inc illustrations by Elisabeth Frink, paintings inspired by archaeological evidence by Brian Graham, sound poems and sculptures by Derek Shiel, and paintings inspired by marks and traces of words by Nell Race, to 15th December.
TheARThouse Gallery, Christmas show, paintings, artist's prints and studio ceramics, to 21st December.
DORCHESTER, Arts Centre, Life on the Edge, photography exhibition by Dorchester Camera Club, to 9th December.
County Museum, A World in Fragments, the mosaic art of Robert Field, to 26th January.
NEW MILTON, Forest Arts, Annapurna:Himalaya, drawings, paintings and textiles by Helen Talbot : works by Michael Turner, to 21st December.
POOLE, Upton Park Peacock Gallery, Music, poetry, painting demonstrations etc, 10am to 4pm daily, to 7th January.
SALISBURY, Urmson-Bennett Gallery, Affordable Christmas show, to 22nd December.
District Hospital, Christmas Cracker, work by 40 members of Salisbury Group of Artists, to 4th January.
Salisbury and South Wilts Museum, Philip Hughes, Ancient Tracks, paintings and drawings, to 26th January.
SWANAGE, Durlston Castle, Inspire, Christmas exhibition of work by 150 British makers, to 23rd Dec.
VERWOOD, The Hub, Drawings and paintings from the Lepidoptera series by Penny Balding, until 6th December.
Opening this week
1st to 28th December, CHRISTCHURCH, Regent Centre, paintings by Alan Hayden.