GALLERY: Fantastic works of art appear across North Somerset during biennial arts week

PUBLISHED: 12:00 05 May 2017

North Somerset Arts Week will run from April 28 until May 7.

North Somerset Arts Week will run from April 28 until May 7.

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Towns and villages across North Somerset have come to life this week in a flurry of paint, pencil, and sculpture as the popular biennial arts week arrived.

Sarah Anmayer with some of her glass and jewellery, pictured in front of fabric collages by Anne Carpenter.Sarah Anmayer with some of her glass and jewellery, pictured in front of fabric collages by Anne Carpenter.

North Somerset Arts Week is celebrating its eighth year and more than 240 artists are now involved across 52 different venues scattered across the area.

Artists have been given the opportunity to open their homes and studios and showcase their talent.

Committee co-chairman Gail Mason said there was ‘something for everyone’ at this year’s event, with artists covering a wide variety of mediums.

With just a few days left of the art week to enjoy, Gail hopes people will take the opportunity to ‘explore hidden spaces’ in the area and develop a renewed interest in art.

St Andrew’s Church, in Station Road, Congresbury, has opened its door and welcomed in a host of local artists.

Dawn Cox and Brenda Wright are showing off their painting and drawing, Carmel Eskell displays her stunning ceramics and John Lyndum Roberts presents his wood carvings.

There is still time to explore one of the new venues at this year’s event – St Barnabas Church, in Jasmine Lane, Claverham, will host three different artists who have all been inspired by the beauty of nature, including award-winning artist Mandi Baykaa-Murray.

Leader of the Weston Embroiderers’ Guild, Elke Davies has been exhibiting from her home in Claverham. But the Embroiderers’ exhibition will take place in Cleeve Village Hall, in Cleeve Hill Road, this weekend.

Hayley Jones with some of her coiled wire sculptures.Hayley Jones with some of her coiled wire sculptures.

North Somerset Arts Week will run until Sunday with varying opening times.

For a full map of the artists involved, visit www.westonmercury.co.uk

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