'Carl with the blower,’ Burrow Hill apple harvest 25x32cm, oil on paper

Somerset’s food and farming heritage is celebrated in a new exhibition by local artist Kate Lynch.

The exhibition, called ‘FARM’, includes more than 40 paintings and drawings made on 19 farms, mostly in central Somerset. The pictures are the result of two years of visits to historic Somerset farms where Kate shadowed herdsmen, sheep and pig farmers, apple growers, cheese and cider makers, and growers of willow and wheat. Kate has recorded their family stories and the colourful history of the farms in a hardback book that is being published to accompany the exhibition.

The exhibition marks the re-opening of Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury and runs from 3 June to 3 December.

A series of events will run alongside the exhibition, including charcoal drawing workshops, a talk about Kate Lynch’s project and a Farmers’ Market to include autumn produce from the featured farms.

Museum admission charges apply.

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Published on May 18, 2017 // South West Heritage Trust