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2021

EVOLVER PRIZE 2020

6 January – 6 March

Click here to see the virtual exhibition

Artists, photographers and designers compete annually for their work to be published on the front cover of the next edition of Evolver, the Wessex arts and culture guide. This exhibition will feature the winning entry alongside 49 runners-up.

 


IN THE MAIN EXHIBITION SPACE:

IN SEARCH OF NORTHERN SOUL

Leonard Green

18 May – 19 June

Energetic movement in the dances related to Northern Soul music provide the energy for these paintings. Powerful, dynamic compositions overlaid with gestural drawing.

 


IN THE SECOND SPACE:

CONSTELLATIONS

Emma Housley

18 May – 19 June

Vivid abstract works layered with colour and drama, describing how we experience powerful memories and sensations. These paintings, always strive for balance, reflect a desire to make sense of how we relate to the physical world and each other.

 

 


IN THE MAIN EXHIBITION SPACE:

SOMERSET REAQUAINTED

26 June – 31 July

 

 


IN THE SECOND SPACE:

ENDANGERED

Sky Siouki

26 June – 31 July

A new collection of abstract paintings overlaid with intricate illustrations of various endangered species. These paintings become their own imagined, ethereal landscapes, full of rich, earthy hues and a multitude of textures inviting you to look deeper and contemplate the threat of extinction the animals in the artworks are facing.

 


IN THE MAIN EXHIBITION SPACE:

 

PUTTING ON A SHOW

7 August – 4 September

 


IN THE MAIN EXHIBITION SPACE:

THRIVING & DECLINING ON THE SOMERSET LEVELS

Angela Knapp

11 September – 23 October

In my lifetime many of the birds that were once common in the UK are now under threat.  Without the reserves on the Somerset Levels the situation would be far worse.

This exhibition of Stitched work celebrates some of the successes and aims to increase awareness of the plight of others.