Brothers David (L) and Andrew (R) Neal in David’s workshop

On Saturday 8 October the Museum of Somerset opens ‘Wild Art’, an exhibition of photography, sculpture and painting by the brothers Andrew and David Neal.

The brothers have been fascinated by nature since childhood. In the 1940s and 1950s they explored the Somerset countryside on family walks, cycle and canoe adventures. The boys collected plants, butterflies and other specimens to create their own mini-museum in the attic of the family home in Taunton.

From these beginnings two very different art forms developed. David uses painting and sculpture to tell stories that link the natural world to our everyday lives. Andrew’s photography features animal shapes and faces hidden in the landscape and invites viewers to offer their own interpretations.

The museum is open Tuesday to Saturday 10.00 am – 5.00 pm, Taunton, TA1 4AA. The exhibition is free to enter and runs until 31 December.


Published on September 16, 2016 // South West Heritage Trust