Winscombe artist picked for international competition

PUBLISHED: 20:00 10 October 2018

The Wells Art Contemporary committee. Picture: Ann Cook Photography

The Wells Art Contemporary committee. Picture: Ann Cook Photography


A Winscombe artist has been shortlisted for an international competition.

David Cuthbert is one of 11 Somerset artists who will have their work displayed at The Bishop’s Palace in Wells until October 22 as part of the Wells Art Contemporary (WAC).

His display will feature watercolour paintings inspired by a trip to New York City tourist destination Coney Island in the USA.

David said: “Back in March 2015 I paid a visit to Coney Island and I saw it in the snow, which gave the out-of-season complex a peculiar magic.

“Given my piece is about images transformed by a new context, I find the notion of showing contemporary art in a rural setting is perfectly suitable.”

A total of 1,397 pieces were submitted by artists from 26 different countries – the highest number in the event’s six-year history.

More from Weston Mercury

The sky above Weston Cricket Club will once again become a flurry off bright, colourful lights and loud bangs.

Read more

Four Weston-super-Mare men have been jailed for trying to sell cannabis.

Read more

A crafty initiative set up to spread kindness around the town is encouraging people to paint a poppy on a pebble to pay their respects on Remembrance Sunday.

Read more

Keen knitters have been busy making poppies which will cover a Weston church to mark the end of World War One.

Read more

The following court cases were heard at North Somerset Courthouse from August 21 to September 3.

Read more
In The Dock

Plans for 200 houses and a medical centre would ‘destroy’ a village’s ‘character’ after the landowner’s agents announced its plans to appeal the decision.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:00

One of the most nerve-shredding horror movie characters has been reborn again for a terrifying film which will hit cinema screens this autumn.

Read more
Yesterday, 19:25

Weston will face Harrogate Town or Wrexham in the first round of the FA Cup.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A life-saving emergency service is looking for people to join its ranks as one of the busiest stations in the South West.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:31

Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle will orchestrate a World War One centenary commemoration in Weston-super-Mare, remembering those who died in battle with a poignant display on the beach.

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 14°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists