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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 GALLERY:

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 GALLERY:

 

SOMERSET REAQUAINTED TOURING

‘MATERIALITY’

26 June – 31 July

2020 was a time when to look at our material world with new eyes.

Everyday objects are no longer taken for granted. How did this happen? How did they become inspirations for artists and acquire new meanings?  This exhibition explores these questions through the new work of 14 artists and an unique collaborative handbound book with more than 50 participating artists.

All artists are members of Somerset Art Works (SAW)

 

 


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 GALLERY & SECOND SPACE:

PUTTING ON A SHOW

Community Art Exhibition

7 August – 4 September

An exciting and vibrant exhibition of works made during intergenerational community workshops led by artist Edwina Bridgeman. Expect narrative based work and a whole host of imaginative pieces made by the pupils at King Ina School. There will be opportunities for you to get involved with our community days and workshop programme.

 


IN THE MAIN EXHIBITION GALLERY:

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.

 

 


IN THE SECOND SPACE:

THE SHAPE OF TREES

Joanna Briar

18 September – 2 October

Landscape ink drawings, paper sculptures and printmaking focusing on Somerset trees and plants.  Original drawings alongside lino, wood cut and Mokulito (wood lithography) prints.  Handmade cards, postcards and books will also be for sale.