THROUGHOUT June and July, buses travelling across Sedgemoor will be moving art galleries, thanks to a new partnership between Seed and Buses of Somerset.

During the third Covid-19 lockdown, members of the community worked with professional artists to turn Sedgemoor's buses into a joyful and thoughtful space for people's journeys.

Under the banner Art First, four local artists have been collaborating with members of the public to co-create visual artworks and creative writing pieces to be displayed on 30 Buses of Somerset buses.

There is also an online gallery of all the work created, alongside a film of the creative sessions that anyone at home could follow along with.

Artist Fiona Campbell created the project 'All the Colours', which has produced images which literally move.

Members of the community sent in collages and images of one particular colour, which Fiona imported into her chameleons as photo mosaics to be lenticular printed.

Fiona explains: "Lenticular prints are holographic, making images almost cinematic.

"As the bus moves, or viewers move past the image, the chameleon will change colour depending on viewpoint, and the chameleon’s eyes will rotate."

Jem Dick and Sharon Jacksties were delighted to be among the team of artists working with Art First.

Jem and Sharon could be seen at Bridgwater Bus Station, informing and entertaining passengers by reciting their poem about the project, and are grateful to the bus company staff for their support.

Bridgwater Mercury: Fiona Campbell's workshop - Natasha Perry with her White Heron collage (pic: Seed Sedgemoor)
CONTRIBUTION: Natasha Perry with her White Heron collage

Spoken-word artist Karl Bevis travelled the bus routes to gather ideas of what we find beautiful, as part of his project 'The Joy of Tiny Things'.

"Many of those I spoke to at bus stops gave me a funny look to start with, but we quickly gathered dozens of ideas of the things we find beautiful," he said.

"There are so many tiny details around us - from smiles on grandchildren to circling seagulls or a spicy curry."

Karl used countless suggestions from his many conversations to create a series of pieces.

Even the bus drivers were involved, with their own poem about life on the Somerset bus routes.

For further information about the project, you can visit