Somerset Art Week 2015

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Some:when is pleased to be exhibiting alongside Gideon Mendel and Spaeda’s Big Draw as part of this year’s Somerset Art Week. Keep an eye open for further details. Text below from the SAW programme:

BIG DRAW at BOW WHARF : SPAEDA
We are an arts education charity based at the Great Bow Wharf in Langport. Here at SPAEDA we’re passionate about the arts! All are invited to join us this Somerset Art Weeks and take part in our Big Draw for 2015. We’d like to gather your stories about change in your environment. We will be holding a variety of drawing and making activities for all ages throughout October. So whether you’re as talented as Picasso or find drawing a stick man challenging, please come and share your story. This event runs until 31st October.

Gideon Mendel: Drowning World
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading documentary photographers, Mendel’s practice supports activist purposes. In recent years he has covered global floods caused by climate change. Working in collaboration between Somerset Art Work and Fotonow, the exhibition will be presented across several different locations in Langport. It focuses upon the Somerset and Thames Valley floods of winter 2013-14; the images on show include landscapes vanishing underwater and portraits of local residents, as well as images commissioned by The Guardian showing his re-visit 6 months after the event. http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2014/aug/08/uk-floods-six-months-on-photographs-gideon-mendel

Artist Talk: Sunday 18th October 2-4pm
£5 include a drink. To Book: SAW office 01458253800 info@somersetartworks.org.uk

Jethro Brice: Flatner
Artists Jethro Brice and Seila Fernandez Arconada have worked with groups and individuals in and around Langport to create Some:when, a collaborative public art project revisiting experiences of the flood, and the watery pasts and futures of the Somerset Moors and Levels. The project revolved around the creation of a Somerset flatner – a traditional local boat design that represents the centrality of both water and human ingenuity in shaping the history of life on the levels. The exhibiton will showcase the boat itself along with artwork made by children and young people, and documentation of a celebratory journey on the River Parrett in the Summer of 2015. http://www.some-when.co.uk

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