An exciting programme of inspiring exhibitions alongside a series of creative events and workshop.
WOODLAND ART FOR WELL-BEING
Lucy Neeve & Angela Morley with Wilder Woods Well-Being Programme
11 January – 18 January
Private view Friday 10 January 5–7 pm
Using a variety of techniques and materials, participants worked individually and collaboratively to produce imaginative works. Expect to see creations in both 2 and 3 dimensions, including printing, stitching, charcoal drawing and wild weaving.
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Workshop responding to the exhibition
LYRIC WRITING WORKSHOP
With Sharon Martin
11 January 10-4 pm
Sharon Martin is offering a Lyric writing workshop: A new day long workshop introducing you to beginners lyric writing themed around the exhibition Woodland Art for Well-Being. It is not necessary to play an instrument or read music. Led by Sharon Martin (MMus) a qualified teacher and professional songwriter, whose songs have been played by BBC 6 Music, you will learn about and practice some lyric writing techniques.
The workshop will begin with some song writing activities using the works of art as inspiration. For example automatic writing and using the titles of works of art as titular hooks. By the end of the day you will have begun your own lyrics book which may guide future ideas and songs. You will also have practised using different techniques which you will be able to use in the future and been involved in some creative collaboration and fun.
£40 per person
Jan Niedojadlo and all students of Imagine, Learn & Create
25 January – 21 March
Opening event Friday 24 January 5-7 pm
Interactive large-scale sculptures known as Podules, creating excitement and intrigue within an imaginative space, enhanced by the work produced by talented and committed ILC artists, all of whom have learning differences.
IN SEARCH OF NORTHERN SOUL
28 March – 2 May
Private view Friday 27 March 6-8 pm
Energetic movement in the dances related to Northern Soul music provide the energy for these paintings. Powerful, dynamic compositions overlaid with gestural drawing.
SIX OF THE BEST
Sebastian Chance, Tom Clark, Heather Fallows, Nina Gronw-Lewis, Frank Martin and Ricky Romain
16 May – 27 June
Meet the artists Friday 15 May 6–8 pm
Six artists brought together by ACE founding trustee Frank Martin to showcase current contemporary art practice in the South West now.
EVOLVER PRIZE 2020
4 July – 1 August
Prize giving Saturday 4 July 2–4 pm
Artists, photographers and graphic designers compete annually for the prize of £1,000 and having their work published on the front cover of the Evolver magazine, the Wessex arts and culture guide. The exhibition will feature the winning piece alongside the 49 runners-up.
8 August – 5 September
Opening event Saturday 8 August 2–4 pm
A series of large paintings of the five districts of Somerset created especially for this exhibition space. Includes etchings and assemblages relating to our magnificent county.
To compliment the exhibition:
PRINT AND COLLAGE FOR BOOKS
With Jenny Graham
21 & 22 August 10-4 pm
This two day workshop will see participants working with a theme to create simple mono-prints using basic material and stencils, coordinate text and images to create an attractive and informative design. We will also explore taking this into a simple book form with additional insets and images on both the front and back pages, creating embellishments and finding interesting ways to present works in this format.
£100 per person for both days
to book online please see our Workshops page
SURVIVAL ON THE SOMERSET LEVELS
12 September – 17 October
Artist talk Saturday 17 October 11 am
A new body of work exploring the thriving and declining bird population of the Somerset Levels captured in stitch.
TOWARDS THE TIPPING POINT: GLOBAL SWARMING
Rebecca Bruton and Lydia Needle
31 October – 24 December
Meet the artists Saturday 31 October 11 am
Workshops, masterclasses and associated events See website for details
Environmental textile artists present an exploration of consumption versus the earth’s finite resources.