Continuing on from the success of Somerset Art Weeks 2008 educational programme for schools, SAW and SPAEDA (Somerset’s Arts Education Partnership), teamed up again to develop an education programme for Somerset Art Weeks 2009. The programme is focus on building close working relationships between artists, schools and their local communities.
Artists At Work are a series of short films created by artists Kate Noble, Mark Parry and Bronwen Bradshaw.
As part of the Art Weeks 2008 Education Programme, South Somerset District Council and The Engine Room worked together in supporting young film makers in the area understand more about the digital media industry by creating a video about artists participating in the Art Weeks.
Lead by Stanchester Media Club, the Digital Double Decker Bus was toured within the South Somerset area to deliver digital media workshops to young people and schools.
Short films and animations were produced and were shown during the Art Weeks of the summer of 2008.
Sue Palmer has been commissioned to produce sound and video pieces to go on the Web and hand held PDAs. She is exploring migratory and transitory paths made by humans and non-humans across the Neroche landscape.
Landmarks was a multi-faceted arts, education and environment project devised and managed by SAW Ltd that was designed to provide opportunities for visual artists to “work with environmental agencies across Somerset” in order to “reconnect rural and urban communities to the land through the arts.”
SAW Ltd has recently set up an initiative to encourage SAW members to work together and to develop projects in their local area, supported by Arts Council England, the Lottery Awards for All Fund, the Somerset Partnership Fund and the five Somerset District Authorities. Four projects took place across Somerset during the summer of 2008.
Following the footsteps