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.
[Wednesday, August 16, 2017]
St Cuthberts Mill is opening to the public for the first time in recent history, giving exclusive tours of their historic paper mill during Somerset Art Weeks. Normally as a working paper mill, the manufacture of their artists papers happens strictly behind closed doors at their site in Haybridge, just outside Wells. Applicants lucky enough […]
[Wednesday, August 9, 2017]
‘A precious hoard’ was my immediate response when I saw the PRU (Pupil Referral Unit) students’ work displayed last week at the Taunton Flower Show. The centre piece was a collection of characterful ceramics that the students had made on a workshop, guided and encouraged by Somerset artist Megan Players. Inspired by the work of […]
[Thursday, August 3, 2017]
Earlier this year Elizabeth Jardine was appointed to deliver the third and final instalment of the artist residency programme at Yeovil Country Park. This three year project has enabled the local community to artistically engage and investigate the three key elements that shape the park’s landscape and historical development. Year one saw Deborah Westmancoat lead […]