Sean Harris, Cranes and Communities, 2016. Photo by Davina Jelley

Prospectus 2017

Prospectus is a pilot project for an alternative form of art school in the dispersed art community of Somerset. The project will create a cohort of artists who spend time together, work in collaboration and share their experience.

Young ProspectUs

A SAW project working with young people in Pupil Referral Units in Taunton, exploring the value of arts and education, with a focus on transition and developing informal access to training and skills.

Water – Meadow – Wood

Somerset Art Works is delivering a three year artist residency programme at Yeovil Country Park following the themes of Water – Meadow – Wood.

Blackthorn Gardens Pocket Park

Somerset Art Works successfully gained a Pocket Park grant to work with the communities of North Taunton and Taunton Deane Borough Council to improve and refresh an unloved play area known locally as ‘The Cage’.

Cranes and Communities

Visual artist, animator and film-maker Sean Harris takes up the Cranes and Communities commission running through 2016 in partnership with The Great Crane Project. 'Echo-Maker' culminates in a series of outdoor events in November / December 2016.

Our Place

Somerset Art Works has been developing and delivering projects with the communities of North Taunton since 2014. Our creative programme encourages people to explore their neighbourhoods, identify opportunities to improve the local environment for play, attractiveness, ecological diversity and health and wellbeing.


The large tithe barn within The Priory complex, a rare and unique group of medieval domestic and agricultural buildings, was the focus of this contemporary craft project.


A new commission at Lytes Cary Manor with highly acclaimed artists: Gary Breeze, Alison Crowther, Malcolm Martin collaborating with Gaynor Dowling and Annemarie O’Sullivan. Curated by Yvonna Demczynska from FLOW Gallery London to showcase contemporary craft: makers, skills, materials and thinking in the context of the site and subject ‘Herbarium’.

InspirED Somerset

InspirED is a consortium of Somerset arts organisations - comprising Somerset Art Works, Somerset Film, SPAEDA and Take Art - bringing the skills and expertise of arts and media professionals direct to schools, colleges and children’s centres across the county.


Momentum is the theme of Somerset Art Works’ creative programme between 2015 – 2017. We want to invite artists, curators and artist-led groups to engage with us to create new work, exploring aspects of the theme through contemporary visual arts and craft.


'Reveal' is a working partnership between Somerset Art Works and Somerset Film. 'Reveal' aims to raise the profile of visual arts and media across the county by active collaboration.