SAW’s vision is for Somerset to be a place where people expect to engage with excellent visual art that is surprising and distinctive.
Somerset Art Weeks are an annual countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset. The annual event has an alternating focus with Open Studios in 2016 and Art Weeks Festival in 2017.
Since 2002 SAW has worked with a wide range of arts and non-art partners, providing opportunities for artists to extend their professional practice.
SAW aims to embed learning throughout all our activity and develops learning programmes to enable professional artists to work with schools and communities.
[Friday, April 21, 2017]
Since attending the initial ‘spark meeting’ that took place last May I have been interested to see how this pilot project progresses and even diverges, and whether the aims aspired to then have been captured by the core artists now involved. The idea was and is to create an alternative, imaginary art school for the […]
[Friday, March 24, 2017]
The deadline fast approaches for artists and venues considering taking part in this year’s festival and earlier this week I joined a meeting at Contains Art in Watchet to catch up with the artists of West Somerset and meet SAW’s new festival coordinator Paul Newman. An accomplished artist, Paul has exhibited during art weeks in […]
[Thursday, March 16, 2017]
Private view Friday 17th March 6-8pm RSVP to email@example.com ‘Regions of Light’ is an exhibition that showcases the historic work of painter and poet Rev. John Eagles (1783-1855), together with contemporary pieces by multi-media artist Rebecca Chesney, painter Paul Desborough and photographer Jem Southam. The exhibition title, taken from a line in one of John […]