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Art-lovers' last chance to sample Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2013
2:00pm Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in What's On
IT’S the final week of Somerset Art Weeks 2013, the countywide annual celebration of artistic activity right on our doorstep.
Over 100 impromptu venues, spanning open houses, individual studios, schools, colleges, shops and established small gallery spaces have had the work of around 400 artists on display, with support from Kevin McCloud of Grand Designs, its high-profile patron.
Helping to bridge the gap between the art world and ‘the market’, the not-for-profit festival generates around a quarter of a million pounds in private art sales for the artists taking part.
On Bridgwater turf, the Walled Gardens of Cannington are among the projects which have been playing host to the spectacular Abundance Garden Trail project, in a charitable partnership with the National Gardens Scheme.
Somerset artist Kitty Hillier and Gloucester-based artist Alison Cockcroft’s work at Cannington is making use of different materials to create pieces representing “abundance” in a social, cultural, political, and historical context, exploring the Walled Garden as a physical space.
The pair hope to use the Gardens to create a frame so that visitors will find themselves ‘inside’ the piece as they explore the artworks.
The art-curious will also get the chance to ‘Meet the Artists’ from 2pm-4pm this Saturday to pose questions about the project.
Normal admission, at £3.50 for adults, £2.50 for concessions and free entry for under-18s, applies for the Walled Gardens during the Art Weeks. The festival reaches its conclusion this Sunday, October 6.
For more information, call 01278-655042 or visit www.canningtonwalledgardens.co.uk