Art Weeks Festival 2019


Taunton Together – Bridgwater Together

SAW is working with artist Monica Shanta at Taunton Together and Bridgwater Together this autumn - join us at these community-run multicultural events for international food, music, dance, workshops, community information, talks, films and more - sharing and celebrating the many cultures in Somerset.

B-Wing – Contemporary Art Installations in Shepton Mallet Prison

Last autumn I attended SAW’s Prospecting Symposium along with many artists including Luminara Star (a recipient of SAW’s Creative Pathway Bursary ’18).

Woolaway Reminiscence Project

A 12 month reminiscence project is being developed by artist

Simon Olding meets Emilie Taylor

Perhaps it is not so much of a surprise to meet with Emilie Taylor, Sheffield-city-rooted, in the medieval Abbey Barn in Somerset.

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.