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Echo Maker

Cranes and Communities Animation and Landscape project
Devised by artist and animator Sean Harris in collaboration with Somerset Art Works.

Water - Meadow - Wood

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.

Creative Pathways 2016

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.

Momentum Open Call 2015

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.

Creative Pathways 2014: Levels and Moor

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.

Abundance Garden Trail

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.

Open Studio Day Trip: 2018

The weather for open Studios has been stunning, it often is, and on Thursday I relished driving some of my favourite roads in Somerset as I headed out to explore a selection of venues. My ...

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