Tonnes of Sedgemoor talent on show in Somerset Art Weeks 2013 (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Tonnes of Sedgemoor talent on show in Somerset Art Weeks 2013
12:07pm Thursday 26th September 2013 in What's On
MORE than 100 exhibitions, 400 different artists, thousands of artworks … the one and only Somerset Art Weeks festival is now underway across the county with plenty for Burnham and Highbridge residents to sample.
With Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud, SAW’s high profile patron, dubbing it “invaluable” and “glorious” in its “cultural exploration”, art spots range from well-worn art venues and community spaces, to open houses and gardens.
Sedgemoor is being treated to eighteen pop-up projects and shows during SAW festival.
Innovative driftwood and large-scale willow sculptor, Clive Hammond-Lovett, joins wife and painter Sue at the Brent View Studio exhibition at 112, Berrow Road, Burnham-on-Sea.
Open daily from 10am- 5pm, pieces from Cora Stock (ceramics) and Margaret Micklewright (landscape painter) will also be up for perusal.
The Garden Studio is just a stone’s throw away, at 212, Berrow Road, with a melange of work from textile artist Linda Gee, watercolourist Anita Pegler, wood turner George Foweraker, and Janet Middleton, who creates mixed-material items such as bags, vases, toys and accesories.
Also featured in the show of area talent is Somerset’s Beauty, a display of over 30 paintings, stained glass items and photos, all created by learners on Somerset Skills and Learning courses in 2012. The display hopes to inspire newcomers to get creative in 2013/14.
Visitors to the 2-1’s Taste display spans impressionism, watercolours, and traditional local scenes, with “a few surprises”, in its fusion of the work of Timothy Smith, Jaya Masters, Sarah Philpott and Louise Pendry.
Moorlinch artist provocateur, Nancy Farmer, meanwhile, over at Spring Farm Arts, joins watercolourist Anne Farmer, landscape artist Jenny Graham and slipware potter Clio Graham with a colourful collection.
Somerset Art Weeks Festival runs until Sunday, October 6.
SOMERSET ART WEEKS FESTIVAL 2013 – SEDGEMOOR VENUES AT A GLANCE
Garden Studio: stitch-thread textiles, watercolours,wood-turning, bags, 212 Burnham Road, Burnham.
2-1’s-Taste: goache, pastels, ink and a few surprises, 47, Rosewood Avenue, Burnham.
Brent View Studio: exciting work by well-known local artists, 112 Berrow Rd, Burnham.
Somerset Skills & Learning, Somerset’s Beauty: learners’ work, Princess Street, Burnham.
Wicken House … The Gallery Under The Hill: former vicarage filled with new art, Vicarage Lane, Compton Bishop.
Rug Hill Gallery: pen and wash, botanical illustrations, fine art prints, Overlea, Rug Hill, Crickham.
Lerburne Studio at Lerburne House: inc. variations on a theme in blue, The Borough,Wedmore.
Spring Farm Arts: Nancy Farmer’s tongue-in cheek fantasy art, and co, Spring Lane, Moorlinch.
Wagon House Gallery: stone carving to millinery, Hill Farm, 7 Blacksmiths Lane, Shapwick.
Hill House Gallery: A Sense of Place: Arete Visual Arts, contemporary collective, Hill House, Main Road, Shapwick.
Westbrook Gallery: inc. up-and-coming photographer, Westbrook, 3 Brook Lane, Catcott.
Studio Woolavington Art Group: including illumined batik collage, St Mary’s Church,Woolavington.
4 in Bawdrip: spontaneous prints, tapestry, carvings, Bay Cottage, 2 Greenfield Lane, Bawdrip.
Big Brainwave Art Show: inspiring art, Brainwave Centre, Marsh Lane, Huntworth Gate, Bridgwater.
Decode, The Art of the Carnival and Fair: digital projections, apps, Engine Room, Bridgwater.
See Level: creative practices in art, Arts and Media Centre, Bridgwater College, Bath Road, Bridgwater.
Abundance at The Walled Gardens of Cannington: abundance in nature, Church St, Cannington.
Masterclass of Woven Textiles: educational project, Butterfly Cottage, 37 Castle St, Nether Stowey.
For the FULL county-wide list visit www.somersetartworks.org.uk.
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