The Jerwood Newlyn Residency – Artist Call Out

An invitation to artists to apply for one of six Jerwood residencies to take place at Newlyn Gallery-Cornwall, Penzance between May 2020 and August 2020.

Register your venue for Somerset Open Studios 2020!

If you'd like to take part in this year's Somerset Open Studios, 19th September - 4th October, then read our guidelines for how to get involved.

creative itch!

My first post of 2020 and my last.

Urthworks, an Exploration

Marking the current exhibition at Hestercombe Gallery, this half day event will bring together the artist, the films’ writer, the show’s curators and invited guests to consider the themes raised by Ben Rivers‘ ambitious and deeply imagined works.

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.