Somerset Art Weeks 2011

I always look forward to September as ‘Somerset Art Weeks’ are on; it aims to highlight the enormous variety of talented and creative visual artists working across the county.  Somerset Art Week (SAW for short) runs from the 17th September until 2nd October 2011.

We went to four venues today; 26 – Hurst Barton Workshops, 27 – Five at the Forge, 28 – SAW Projects Cranes at Muchelney Abbey and 29 – Muchelney Abbey.

There was such a variety of creative arts to see;

Emily Colenso with charcoal/mixed media drawings
Will Shakspeare – one of the country’s best known glass makers.
Carole McKenzie  with worked produced in response to the ancient abbey.
Mary Vanderplank with pictures in various mediums demonstrating an ongoing theme of shadows and reflections.
Andrea Clark with charcoal/pastel drawings, etchings and paintings.
Ann Fagan – linocuts and etchings.
Judith May – mosaicist.
Justin Orwin – photography.
Tom Clark – stone carving.
Nick Ostroumoff – blacksmithing bold decorative forged architectural ironwork.
Julia Thompson – silversmith
Nick Durnan – mathematical artist
Jane Mowat – woodcarvings and prints
Corinne Short – figurative oil paintains.

There is some really exceptional work to be seen but one of my favourites has to be the Cranes at Mulchelney Abbey which had been decorated by children and here are a couple having a chat!

Click:   The Great Crane Project to go to the website for more information.  It’s definitely worth a visit!

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