Screen shot, One-minute Artists' Film: Pennie Elfick.

A series of one-minute films capture thoughts and processes behind the ambitious project by our Project Development Bursary artists Lotte Scott, Liz Gregory, Fiona Hingston, Jenny Mellings, Lucia Harley, Jane Mowat and Pennie Elfick, showing during Somerset Art Weeks Festival this year.

Supported by Artist Development Programme, Somerset Art Works
Funded by Arts Council England.

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Film by Benjamin Wood.

LUCIA HARLY

Lucia Harley received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to explore project ideas begin with conversation with her father, a botanist living in Brazil. Using found materials and objects, she is discovering the connections between art and science, taking her on a journey through taxonomy, DNAs and the individuality of plants. Work in progress shared with the public in Frome during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).

FIONA HINGSTON

Fiona Hingston received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to create ‘English Woman’s Flora’, a new body of work includes 200 wildflowers made by masking tape, wire and graphite, based on The Observer’s Book of Wild Flowers. Showing at Black Swan Arts at Frome during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).

JENNY MELLINGS

Jenny Mellings received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to create ‘SOMERSET FABLES’, an installation includes a series of large paints captured ‘out of ordinary encounters of walking in Somerset landscapes, showing at Cotley Barn near Chard during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).

LIZ GREGORY

Liz Gregory received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to complete a six metre’s long drawing and exhibit at Cotley Barn near Chard during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).

LOTTE SCOTT

Lotte Scott received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to realise ‘A Long Hundred’, an installation at the Abbort’s Fish House at Meare, nr Glastonbury during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).

PENNIE ELFICK

Pennie Elfick received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to develop a new body of work in 3D form, including free-standing outdoor pieces and sculptures. She creates new work and exhibits at the Clayhill Arts near Bridgwater during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).

JANE MOWAT

Jane Mowat received Project Development Bursary for Artist in 2019 to explore her practice in a range of media, using inspiration from the mountains of Switzerland to the rivers of Somerset. Showing at her studio at the Little Hurstone, Waterrow near Wiveliscombe during Somerset Art Weeks Festival (21 September – 6 October 2019).