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 celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary art in Somerset. The annual event alternates between Open Studios and Festival Year.
Open Studios 2018 will take place from 15- 30 September.
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.
[Thursday, March 15, 2018]
Kate Cochrane + Jason Nosworthy Both Kate and Jason have a love of landscape and work in saturated colour. Kate is colourist landscape artist working in layers of paint resulting in a rich tapestry of colour. The feeling of joy emanates from the paintings with the subjects ranging from trees, water and rocks. Her travels […]
[Tuesday, March 13, 2018]
Earlier this year, Langport Artist Donna Vale, responded to a call to tender for a piece of work for Westminster Abbey and in February, Donna was delighted to be informed that she had been successful and commissioned by The Royal Commonwealth Society and Westminster Abbey to provide the Commonwealth Service with a commemorative and unique […]
[Monday, March 5, 2018]
This year, we offer bursaries to 3 Somerset based artists in the early stage of their career to demonstrate their developing practices and engage their audiences during Somerset Open Studios Event (15-30 September 2018) in his/her chosen location/venue. The selected artists will receive the followings: Free entry to the Somerset Open Studios 2018 (we will […]