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3 September 2019
In 2011 the Guardian printed: “the work of Ben Rivers, who was born and raised in Somerset, has garnered increasing recognition in the past years.
22 August 2019
Last autumn I attended SAW’s Prospecting Symposium along with many artists including Luminara Star (a recipient of SAW’s Creative Pathway Bursary ’18).
6 August 2019
Artist Fiona MacDonald (Feral Practice) and Marcus Coates have been commissioned by Somerset Art Works to create a new work for the Art Weeks Festival this year.
6 June 2019
Last week, London-based artist Suki Chan spent 5 days conducting interviews and filming for her new work Memory, which will be shown during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September - 6 October).
29 January 2019
January to date has been a month for walking and every enlightened creative knows full well how this gentle act of embracing nature can boost the endorphins, provide quiet time to process the everyday white noise and allow space for new ideas to surreptitiously take form.
16 December 2018
During the Christmas festivities thoughts in our house, gifts even, often look to the summer ahead in the form of festival tickets as there's nothing quite like visualising how you are going to relax and enjoy those long sunlit days during the darkest afternoons of the year.
26 November 2018
November, and one of the regular dates in the SAW diary is of course the AGM, not the most exciting event I admit but one that needs to officially be held so that Somerset Art Works can continue to function as an organisation and support the vibrant events and exhibitions that it is known for.
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Cranes and Communities Animation and Landscape project
Devised by artist and animator Sean Harris in collaboration with Somerset Art Works.
Somerset Art Works (SAW) will deliver a three year artist residency programme following the themes of Water – Meadow – Wood for the V3 PROJECT – InVolve, Visit, Volunteer, a three year project aiming to provide greater engagement with people and new opportunities to interpret the natural, cultural and historical heritage of Yeovil Country Park.
The large tithe barn within The Priory complex, a rare and unique group of medieval domestic and agricultural buildings, is the focus of this contemporary craft project.
Adam Grose, Elizabeth Caires & Dale Perrett, Sarah Hitchens and Veronia Gayle have been selected to receive SAW's Creative Pathways Bursary in 2016 to create new body of work and to showcase them at the temporary workspaces during Somerset Open Studios event.
For Somerset Art Weeks 2015, artist Rebecca Moss, Alice Maddicott and Simon Lee Dicker were selected to create site-specific work in any media, taking a different approach to the theme of ‘Momentum’, setting the work within different environments and communities of Somerset.
Andrea Oak, Lucy Pendrick, Joy Merron and Mayumi Kaneko were selected to receive SAW's Creative Pathways Bursary in 2014. They created new work in response to the theme of ‘The Levels and Moors’ and showcased during Somerset Open Studios Event.
A curatorial programme for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013 (21st September to 6th October), featuring exhibitions, new commissions and events. It aims to connect the wider public with the creativity between the cultivation of gardens and art making in Somerset.
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