In 2012 SAW worked on a project in Crewkerne in partnership with Knightstone Housing.
Lead artist Sophy Denny worked with local families to develop creative ways of raising the profile of Street Play - with the aim of encouraging drivers to show consideration and awareness of children playing outside.
Hunky Punks Project at All Saints Church Langport
Somerset Art Works with The Churches Conservation Trust and the New Saints Young People’s Group in Langport, Somerset
The central focus of a two year programme of visual and applied arts activity will be the imaginative and innovative use of locally sourced raw materials, and ways of translating these processes and products into new platforms and markets for makers, producers and artists.
Somerset Art Works (SAW) and The Great Crane Project have been working in partnership since 2010. SAW has engaged a number of professional artists to develop a programme of community engagement projects, inspired by cranes, to offer creative opportunities to local schools, groups and individuals and to help raise awareness of this fascinating conservation project.
Maximum Exposure was a SAW project supported by Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts Funding Programme. The project has supported SAW in developing curatorial skills within the organisation and the county's wider artist community.
In 2010 artists Sue Palmer and Simon Lee Dicker explored the art of place making in Langport with a focus on the public and civic spaces in the town. Both Simon and Sue are Somerset-based contemporary public artists who have been invited by Somerset Art Works to make some process based work in Langport.
Making Matters is part of the Somerset-wide Company of Voices intergenerational project. The aim of the project is to bring together older (50+) and younger people (under 25) to work together on positive activities that are of benefit to the local community. Through 2010 SAW has developed a diverse programme of projects engaging over 200 participants.
Taunton Deane Borough Council commissioned a Connectivity + Legibility Study to create guidance to improve and enhance way-finding and ensure a coordinated approach to public art across Taunton town centre. Sue Palmer was appointed as lead artist to work with public art adviser Diana Hatton.
'Reveal' is a working partnership between Brewhouse Visual Arts, Somerset Art Works and Somerset Film - all members of Somerset Art Promoters and Thrive Somerset. 'Reveal' aims to raise the profile of visual arts and media across the county by active collaboration. 'Reveal' welcomes participation from all.
Triparks was set in three different rural places, defined by political boundaries: Dartmoor, Exmoor and Northumberland National Parks. Each place is distinctive, and the project opened a window onto the differences and similarities of working and living within these protected landscapes.