Emilie Taylor Ceramic Residency at Somerset Rural Life Museum

During Summer 2019 Somerset Rural Life Museum will inspire audiences to engage with rural ceramics through a programme of events focusing on the heritage craft of slipware.

Advertise in the Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019 Guide

Somerset Art Weeks takes place this year from 21st September- 6th October.

‘Ask Somerset’s Plants’ by Feral Practice & Marcus Coates

Somerset Art Works is delighted to commission Feral Practice and Marcus Coates to create a collaborative project for this year’s Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September-6 October).

Somerset Art Works at Bovey Tracey Craft Festival

Next month Somerset Art Works will be exhibiting at one of the most prestigious and much loved craft events in Europe, attracting over 10,000 visitors over the weekend.

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 are an annual celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary art 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.