NEW! Monthly sharing session for SAW Members

Starting from February until July 2020, 6 monthly meetings will be led by our Programme Associate Zoe Li with invited artists and arts professionals sharing their expertise and different approaches on different aspects of developing and sustaining artistic practice in Somerset.

Create + Place at Priorswood Christmas Market

Somerset Art Works ran Create + Place workshops at Priorswood Christmas Market last week, lovely to witness all ages taking part and making seasonal table decorations.

One-minute Film on Somerset Artists

A series of one-minute films capture thoughts and processes behind the ambitious project by our Project Development Bursary artists Lotte Scott, Liz Gregory, Fiona Hingston, Jenny Mellings, Lucia Harley, Jane Mowat and Pennie Elfick, showing during Somerset Art Weeks Festival this year.

Reflections on Harvest- Somerset Rural Life Museum Craft Supper

At Harvest festival, I was invited by Somerset Art Works to an evening of feasting held at the historic Tithe barn at the Somerset Rural Life Museum.

What We Do


SAW’s vision is for Somerset to be a place where people expect to engage with excellent visual art that is surprising and distinctive.

Art Weeks

Somerset Art Weeks is an annual celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary art and craft in Somerset. The annual event alternates between Open Studios and Festival Year.


SAW aims to embed learning throughout all our activity and develops learning programmes to enable professional artists to work with schools and communities.


Since 2002 SAW has worked with a wide range of arts and non-art partners, providing opportunities for artists to extend their professional practice.