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2020 Exhibitions

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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Participant feedback

 

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


SMALL WORLDS

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.

 

A teaser for the SMALL WORLDS EXHIBITION

Here's a video showing you what you can expect at the Small Worlds Exhibtion at ACEarts in #Somerton, which is on unil March. We are proud to be sharing the exhibtion with Jan Niedojadlo, who creates amazing interactive art works. The students at ILC have done amazing work, scultures, paintings and much, much more!!!When you can, head to Somerton and visit the exhibtion, it's fun for all the family! Thank you to everyone who came today and thank you to Boba Phil's Photos for making the video for us.

Posted by Imagine, Learn & Create on Saturday, 1 February 2020

 

Jan artist statement

www.imaginelearncreate.net

 


IN SEARCH OF NORTHERN SOUL

Leonard Green

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.

 

 

Leonard green website

 


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.

 

 


SOMERSET

Jenny Graham

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

Angela Knapp

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.