Somerset Art Weeks Festival
Saturday 19th September
to Sunday 4th October 2020
On-line content from various venues around Somerset
This autumn, Somerset Open Studios goes online with an exciting new look as well as a special event programme featuring artists’ films, podcasts, interviews and live streaming. An enhanced digital guide will give audiences the opportunity to visit artists’ work spaces with links to artists’ pages on the Somerset Art Works website as well as to their own social media channels and websites.
The event programme will run over the 16 days of Open Studios with news, information and updates on the Somerset Art Works website so audiences can get involved. With an introduction from Somerset Art Work’s patron, Kevin McCloud, the programme will feature daily events including workshops, demonstrations and talks where audiences can find out more about artists’ processes and practice.
Digital Open Studios starts with the launch of the Somerset Reacquainted exhibition at Somerset Rural Life Museum in Glastonbury, featuring work by 63 Somerset Art Works Members who took part in an art in lockdown project earlier this year. Initiated by Sara Dudman RWA, in partnership with Somerset Art Works, the project provided a creative catalyst for artists in isolation, reconnecting their practice with the natural world.
Each weekend is ‘Family Friendly’ with a range of activities and workshops suitable for families of all shapes and sizes and the chance to get involved in ‘how to’ events and demonstrations, as well as the final weekend linking to the world’s biggest drawing festival, ‘The Big Draw’.