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Somerset Open Studios, Taunton Fringe Exhibition 6 – 24 SEPT

Somerset Open Studios, Taunton Fringe Exhibition 6 – 24 SEPT Tues – Sat 9.30- 4pm ( Preview night Wednesday 7th September 6-9pm )

Introduction:

As a part of the Somerset Art Works, Somerset Open Studios, the Creative Innovation Centre CIC is hosting a preview exhibition of some of the best artists showing this year in the Taunton Deane area. This is a great opportunity to see what is on show at various studios in the area and see the wide range of multi talented artists who live locally.
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The Artists:

LUCY WILLIS RWA Venue 180
PAINTING, PRINTS, DRAWING, BOOKS
Exhibition of paintings and prints from travels around the world. Visit Lucy’s painting and printmaking studio and see how her etchings are made. Her new book ‘Sunlight & Shadows in Watercolour’ will be for sale as well as a wide selection of cards and prints.
Moorland House, Riverside, Burrowbridge, TA7 0RG T: 01823 698200 E: lucyawillis@btinternet.com W: www.lucywillis.com Directions: At Burrowbridge turn off the A361 by the bridge opposite the King Alfred pub. Follow the river for 1.5 miles. Opening times: 2 – 5pm (or by appointment)
 
DON BISHOP Venue 182
PHOTOGRAPHY, PRINTS, BOOKS
Fine art UK landscape photography of coast, moors and mountain areas plus a collection of ‘steam in the landscape’ railway scenes. Prints available in various sizes from A4 to A2+ and large panoramic images, mounted and framed on site while you wait. Prices range from £20.
Willows Gallery, Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, TA3 6HY T: 01823 490952 E: donbishop@btconnect.com W: www.donbishop.co.uk Directions: Meare Green, Stoke Road between North Curry and Stoke St Gregory. Signed from A361 Taunton to Glastonbury and A378 Taunton to Langport roads. Opening times: 10am – 4.30pm
 
OLIVIA SANDERS ‘LOOKING, LISTENING AND GROWING’ Venue 183
SCULPTURE, DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHY
Sculpture and drawings from life and from music. Dynamic reliefs of dancing figures, portraits in bronze and other media. Documentation and photographs of a small wood in the making here on the Levels. Walk in the wood and up the hill. Cup of tea. Prices £60 – £6000.
Curload Farm, Curload, Stoke St Gregory, Taunton, TA3 6JA T: 01823 698283 E: oliviasanders@btinternet.com W: www.oliviasanders-sculpture.com Directions: On River Tone 100m up Hook Bridge track, off the Curload / Athelney road between Stoke St Gregory and Burrowbridge. Yellow and blue farm. Opening times: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 1 – 6pm, Saturday and Sunday 11am – 6pm
 
LOUISE BAKER AND DEBORAH WESTMANCOAT Venue 190
BOOKS, PAPER, PAINTING, PRINTS, DRAWING, SCULPTURE
The Brewhouse galleries will be transformed into a working studio and exhibition reflecting the practice of three Somerset artists. Louise Baker’s work relates to personal obsessions through book works, assemblages, collages and related drawings produced over the last thirty years. Deborah Westmancoat is a contemporary painter using site and weather specific waters to record the peculiarities, mysteries and attitudes of water held within the British landscape.
The Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre, Coal Orchard, Taunton, TA1 1JL T: 01823 283244 E: mark@thebrewhouse.net W: www.thebrewhouse.net Directions: The Brewhouse is situated next to a large public carpark which can be accessed via St James’s Street. Opening times: 10am – 4pm
 
ELIZABETH EARLEY Venue 191
PAINTINGS
The paintings are personal journeys and slowly evolve, stroke by dab by flick, time over time until adding anything more would be superfluous. The love of the process, the fluidity of the materials, the visual joy of placing the colours and then the quiet delight when it all comes together keeps me going when, inevitably, it all goes to hell in a handbasket, destruction and creation is the name of the game. And occasionally, when I get out of the way for long enough, the paintings make themselves.
19 The Crescent, Taunton, TA1 4EB T: 07801 444811 E: earley.elizabeth@yahoo.com W: www.elizabethearley.com Directions: We are opposite County Hall. There is amble parking at The Crescent Car Park (pay and display) which is close by. Opening times: 11am – 5pm
 
JANE BROSSARD Venue 192
PAINTING
The subject of my paintings is generally recognisable but often there remains a degree of abstraction. It is that balance between figurative and abstract which I find exciting and is the element which pushes my work forward. Prices (including prints) range from £55 to £400. All paintings are professionally framed.
12 Church Street, Taunton, TA1 3JE T: 01823 253042 E: jbrossard@hotmail.co.uk W: www.janebrossard.com Directions: Turn off Eastreach into Victoria Street, take second right into Church Street. Opening times: 11am – 6pm
 
TOR, JANE AND FIG DUDDLESTONE FARM Venue 195
DRAWING, PAINTING, PRINTS, SCULPTURE
Jane is best known for her botanical watercolours, but she also enjoys painting and drawing landscapes, people and animals. Mista Fig: Sculpture (mixed media) Tor paints vibrant landscapes in watercolour and mixed media, and this year will include many local scenes.
Duddlestone Farm, Shoreditch, Taunton, TA3 7BN T: 01823 601405 E: jane@jacobspiece.fsnet.co.uk W: www.janewatkins.co.uk W: www.mistafig.com Directions: From Taunton take the B3170 to Corfe, after the racecourse take the 1st right to Duddlestone, Duddlestone Farm is the 2nd house on the left. Opening times: 11am – 5pm
 
MAL LEE STUDIO Venue 198
PAINTING
I am presenting a series of paintings developing previous work I continue to use textures and colour to create abstract paintings inspired by nature and light. I paint for pleasure and enjoy experimenting with different techniques to understand how to create different effects, and to understand what works well and importantly and what does not.
Woodcott, Curland, TA3 5SF T: 01460 234282 E: lees.curland@gmail.com Directions: Take B3170 out of Taunton, turn left after motorway bridge, follow signs to Staple Fitzpaine. In Staple Fitzpaine pass Greyhound pub on left go on for a quarter to half a mile, turn left signed Curland. Woodcott is the second building on your left. Opening times: 11am – 6pm
 
JOHN ABRAHAM Venue 199
PAINTING, PRINTS, DRAWING
Returning to painting in 2012 after a lapse of over 40 years my work has been exhibited at various Somerset venues and I have a mini gallery at Quay Antique Centre, Topsham. I paint in acrylics, usually depicting dramatic skies over sea or landscapes. I am a member of SCAN.
The Courtyard Studio, Heatherton Park House, Bradford-on-Tone, TA4 1EU T: 07894 213388 E: johnabrahamartist@yahoo.com W: www.johnabrahamartist.co.uk Directions: A38 Taunton-Wellington Road. Through the Archway opposite the ‘Worlds End’ pub. Studio in rear courtyard of Heatherton Park House. Opening times: 11am – 6pm
 
AVRIL SILK AND ZOE AINSWORTH-GRIGG A-Z Venue 201
GLASS, PAINTINGS, TEXTILES
Avril has been making unique leaded glass panels for over thirty years. Many local schools have beautiful windows designed by the children and made by Avril. She will demonstrate the different skills involved every day. Zoe is an artist / writer. She will display paintings inspired by nursery rhymes and their origins. There will also be a digital art installation of video stories for children. Zoe illustrates her own writing.
Wellington Quaker Meeting House, High Street, Wellington, TA21 8RA T: 07455 085006 / 01823 672131 E: zoe.ainsworth@ymail.com Directions: Park in Longforth Road carpark. Use walkway to High Street and cross the road. Meeting Hose opposite by Onestop. Opening times: 11am – 5pm (Sunday 1 October 2 – 5pm)
 
LOUISE WAUGH, JUDY WILLOUGHBY Venue 205
PAINTING, PRINTS, DRAWING
Louise Waugh: Paintings and prints about belonging and absence. Narrative figurative and contemporary with a vibrant sense of colour. Judy Willoughby: Mixed media paintings,prints and handmade books. Her recent work relates to woods and forests, nature and myth. Do come and enjoy the studio and garden. Teas and homemade delicious cakes.
The Old School, Sand Street, Milverton, Taunton, TA4 1JN T: 01823 401130 E: louise.waugh@btinternet.com W: www.louisewaugh.com Directions: From Milverton shop towards Wellington direction house on right at junction of Butts Way and Sand Street. Opening times: 11am – 6pm
 
TERESA WILSON Venue 204
PAINTING, JEWELLERY, PRINTS
Vibrant abstract paintings, acrylic on canvas, large and small, inspired by the work of Hans Hofmann and Helen Frankenthaler. Also, dazzling and unique bead jewellery, prints and cards are available.
9 Saxon Close, Oake, TA4 1JA T: 01823 462997 E: oaketree@live.com Directions: From Taunton follow the B3227 towards Wiveliscombe as far as Hillcommon. Turn left towards Oake and Bradford on Tone. Turn left at the roundabout after 200 yards. 9 Saxon Close is opposite the entrance to the Village Hall car park which is about 100 yards after the roundabout on the left. Opening times: 11am – 5pm
 
TILLY WILLIS STUDIO Venue 207
PAINTING, PRINTS, DRAWING, TEXTILES
An eclectic studio exhibition of Tilly’s Somerset landscapes, quirky still life, portraits and dramatic paintings of East and West Africa in oil and watercolour. Paintings, prints, cards and African textiles for sale. Commissions accepted.
Bicknells, Bathealton, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2AN T: 01984 624459 E: tillywillis@hotmail.co.uk W: www.tillywillis.com Directions: Bathealton is approximately 3 miles from Wellington, Milverton or Wiveliscombe. Bicknells is in village centre opposite church, next to village hall. Opening times: 11am – 5pm
 
JANE MOWAT Venue 208
JEWELLERY, PRINTMAKING, WOOD
I am a printmaker and wood carver in this peaceful studio on the edge of Exmoor. Carved reliefs, large and small woodcuts (prints). Mystical images of figures and nature. Handmade cards and unique sterling silver jewellery. Prices £5 to £2000. Open Saturdays and Sundays only.
Above Hurstone Studios, Waterrow, TA4 2AT T: 07946 793747 E: janemowat@eclipse.co.uk W: www.janemowat.co.uk Directions: B3227 from Taunton. 3 miles beyond Wiveliscombe is Waterrow. Take lane on left just before bridge. Studio is 500 yards on left. Opening times: 11am – 6pm
 
COLETTE FOWLERMARSON Venue 210
PAINTING
Professional artist, working in oil and pastel, producing landscapes, seascapes and figurative paintings. Represented by the Chisholm Gallery, USA and Regular exhibitor at the Pastel Society, RWA, Llewellyn Alexander Gallery, SEA, The Cork Street Open, Bath Society of Artists. Prices £50 to £2000.
Fordgate Cottage, Ford, Wiveliscombe, TA4 2RH T: 01984 629171 E: fowlermarson@btinternet.com W: www.colettefowler-marson.co.uk Directions: Take B3188 signposted Watchet from Wiveliscombe. On entering village of Ford, venue on the left, entrance off Grants Lane. Opening times: 11am – 6pm

About Somerset Art Works:

Placing art at the heart of Somerset, investing in the arts community, enriching lives. SAW is an artist-led organisation and Somerset’s only countywide agency dedicated to developing visual arts, weaving together communities and supporting the artists who enrich our lives. We want Somerset to be a place where people expect to engage with excellent visual art that is surprising and distinctive.
Click on the following link to see a copy of the brochure showing a map of venue locations:
http://somersetartworks.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/SOS_GUIDE_2016_SB2Web2.pdf
 

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