Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013

This years Somerset Art Weeks Festival ended on the 6th October. Thank you to everyone for their support and participation!

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Artist Newsletter (a-n)
Western Gazette

Welcome to Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013. An art festival involving a total of 109 exhibitions, events and artist-led projects in Somerset with more than 400 artists participating.

 It’s a phenomenal achievement that has required an enormous amount of effort by those participating and by the team running SAW in Langport, with support from our funders, Friends, sponsors and partners. On offer is a range of work from cutting edge contemporary arts to traditional crafts.

Make the Most’, an exhibition of new work from five internationally-renowned makers and curated by Craftspace, is at Barrington Court - itself a magnificent National Trust house. The works on display are made from locally sourced materials - willow, stone, paper, leather and wood - and transform the house and garden.

We have combined with The National Gardens Scheme to create an art trail called ‘Abundance’ which highlights Somerset’s wealth of established and emerging talented
artists working in the county.

Other projects highlighted during the festival include ‘The Company of Cranes’, providing an artist’s view of the successful re-establishment of these magnificent birds to Somerset Levels. Artist Melanie Tomlinson is leading the project, working with schools and communities.

A bold new art project is happening in Bruton, opening next year in the Spring. Hauser and Wirth are building five new spaces for international contemporary art. Director Alice Workman will give a talk about the project at Bruton School for Girls on the 25th September. Part of this year’s programme, there will be art professionals and artists sharing new ideas and knowledge of contemporary arts that are relevant to Somerset.

But most importantly Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013 is about exploring Somerset and seeing and buying art!

-- Richard Pomeroy, Chairman, Somerset Art Works


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Art Weeks Festival Events and Talks programme

We present a programme of events and talks, especially created forthe Festival; plus a selection of events offered by SAW members. This is an opportunity to share with us the thinking behind the artistic output in Somerset.

Details of our talk and event programme, please click here.


Free Festival Guide! 

You can download the pdf version of the guide at the link at the bottom of this page.
To obtain a copy, please visit Tourist Information Centres and Libraries thoughout Somerset or send a A4 stamped addressed envelope to the value of £1.10 to SAW Ltd, The Town Hall, Bow Street, Langport, Somerset TA10 9PR


Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013 Guide (pdf version 6.79MB)6.79 MB