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Brilliant artwork will be on show during Somerset Arts Week

PUBLISHED: 14:00 23 September 2017

Just some of the artwork which will be displayed at Somerset Arts Week.

Just some of the artwork which will be displayed at Somerset Arts Week.


Artists across Somerset will welcome visitors into their studios and homes to share their love of art.

A piece by Angela Morley.A piece by Angela Morley.

Painters, willow weavers, paper makers, ceramicists, sculptors, wood carvers and glassblowers will be spread across 120 different venues across the county from Saturday.

Somerset Arts Weeks is an biennial county-wide celebration of visual art across a variety of mediums.

This year, more than 350 artists are taking part in the festival which has the theme Prospect.

Here is a selection of exhibitions:

A hare by Ian Marlow.A hare by Ian Marlow.

– Muse at Axbridge Museum – mixed media. King John’s Hunting Lodge, 1 High Street, Axbridge. September 23 to October 8.

– Hopedene Studio – ceramics, painting, prints, drawing and wood. Hopedene, Sparrowhill Way, Weare. September 23-24, September 27 to October 8.

– Wild Edge Gallery – jewellery, painting, prints, drawing and sculpture. 8/9 Borough Mall, Wedmore. September 23, 25-30, October 2-7.

– The Old Piggery – painting, prints, drawing, mixed media and textiles. Middle Burnham Farm, Stoddens Lane, Burnham. September 23 to October 8.

A piece by Tina Dodd.A piece by Tina Dodd.

– Janey Brims and John Ruffle – painting, wood and photography. 12 Julians Acres, Berrow. September 23 to October 8.

– Andelli Art – galleries, painting and jewellery. Mendip House, Upper Breach, Wells. September 23, 26-30, October 3-7.

– Wagon House Gallery – ceramics, painting, prints, drawing and sculpture. Hill Farm, 7 Blacksmiths Lane, Shapwick. September 23, 26-30, October 3-7.

– Caroline Walsh Waring, Joanna Briar, Michael Brobson – painting, printmaking and drawing. The George Inn, Long Street, Croscombe. September 23 to October 8.

Horses by Erica SharpeHorses by Erica Sharpe

– Frameus – jewellery, silver work, furniture and interiors, wood. The Workshops, Market Street, Wells. September 23 to October 8.

n Paper Prospects – paper and printmaking. 23a Broad Street, Wells. September 23, 25-30, October 2-7.

Somerset Art Weeks Festival will run from Saturday to October 8. Most venues are free but there may be an entry fee at some.

For more information and a full list of venues, visit www.somersetartworks.org.uk

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