Somerset Art Works and Mind in Somerset

A SAW artist residency programme working with Mind groups around the county, aiming to help those struggling with mental illness to stay well, express themselves, to feel more engaged in their communities and experience a better quality of life.

Read Davina Jelley's blog post about Megan Player's artist residency with the Minehead Mind Group

Artist printmaker Simon Ripley has been appointed by SAW to work with the Yeovil Community Day, Art and Poetry Groups, to run a programme of 6 printmaking workshops including: monoprints, collographs, drypoint, working with letterpress and text.

The focus will be on wellbeing, keeping healthy by being creative and exploring the processes of print. We hope to have fun, experiment and explore.  An exhibition of work produced will be on show at the Octagon Theatre for Somerset Art weeks Sept/Oct 2019.

SAW is currently fundraising to deliver a longer term programme around Somerset.