Emma Housley and Megan Wakelam at Clay Hill Arts

A number of our member artists take part in our Artist Development Programme, and received bursaries and financial support to realise their ambitious projects and present work during the Festival. An opportunity to get to know their inspirations and ideas behind their work.
To know more about the artists and behind the scenes: sawartistdevelopment.blog
Somerset Art Weeks Festival: somersetartworks.org.uk/artweeks

Sunday 22 September

2-5pm / Dove Studio, Butleigh BA6 8TL (Venue 108)

Meet Creative Pathways artist Shannon Watson and take part in her new participatory work ‘You teach me and I teach you’. Having a conversation while making your own dishcloth to take home.

Wednesday 25 September

2-4pm / Little Hurstone, Waterrow TA4 2AT (Venue 19)

Join Jane Mowat to enjoy conversation within the installation of a large carved bed and embroidered hangings inspired by mountains, rivers and the natural world.

6-8pm / University Centre Somerset, Taunton TA1 5AX (Venue 28)

Meet young curator Olivia Peace and view her new show ‘Teen Dream’ featuring work by three young Somerset artists Oliver Kirkham, Penelope Lee and Lydia Carter.

Thursday 26 September

11am – 3pm / Black Swan Arts, Frome BA11 1BB (Venue 78)

Welcome conversation with Fiona Hingston, creator of ‘English Woman’s Flora’, an installation of 200 wildflowers made by masking tape, wire and graphite, based on The Observer Book of Wild Flowers.

2-4pm / Selwood Studio, Frome BA11 3EP (Venue 79)

You are invited to take part, join in and discuss with Lucia Harley around the ideas of play, connection, time-travel and plants.

Friday 27 September

2-4pm / The Abbot’s Fish House, Meare (Venue 116)

Find out more about the idea and process behind ‘A Long Hundred’ from creator Lotte Scott. 120 torrified wooden sculptures, responding to landscape and history of the Somerset peat moors.

1-4pm / Fyne Court, Bridgwater (TA5 2EQ)

Meet the artists from The Arborealists, including viewing Sara Dudman‘s new moving image work.

6-9pm / Clayhill Arts, Bridgwater TA5 2PH (Venue 133)

In conversation with Pennie ElfickMegan Wakelam and Emma Hosley. They share an interest in painting, but what makes their work so different? And why are they all inspired to work in a site-specific way?

Sunday 29 September

11am – 3pm / Cotley Barn, nr Chard TA20 3EP

Find out the stories behind Liz Gregory and Jenny Mellings‘s new work, including large drawing and painting reflecting on rural Somerset; the fascination and contradiction that they share.

Friday 4 October

12noon – 4pm / Clayhill Arts, Bridgwater TA5 2PH

Drop-in demonstration with Pennie Elfick. Using found objects from around Clayhill Arts. Pennie will be constructing new sculptural forms with AIP Welding Supplies, to add to her exhibition. Not suitable for children.

Published on September 17, 2019 // Zoe Li