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Exhibitions: (view full calendar here)

  Richard Broomhall
Severn Sea
Container Conversation:
Friday 21/04/17 7pm

Richard Broomhall brings sharks to shipping containers in an epic deep sea dive of film and animation, plumbing the depths of landscape, legend and technology in a multi-media installation.

Jeremy Cooper   Jeremy Cooper

From the collection of Jeremy Cooper, an installation of over three thousand postcards at Podshavers restaurant on the outskirts of Bishop's Lydeard. Postcards by Ian Hamilton Finlay will also be shown at Watchet Boat Museum together with an installation of postcards at Watchet's Market House Museum.

Sara Dudman RWA & Jenny Graham

  Sara Dudman RWA & Jenny Graham
Unfamiliar Territories

An exhibition by Sara Dudman RWA and Jenny Graham. The pair record their creative journey exploring a small footprint of the West Somerset coastline and its legacy.

Matisse   Matisse
Drawing with Scissors

A Hayward Touring exhibition from Southbank Centre, London, featuring 35 lithographic prints of Henri Matisse's famous cut-outs.

Henri Matisse, Nu bleu II (Blue Nude II), 1952 (Lithographic reproduction)
© Succession H. Matisse/ DACS 2017

Sheila Mannes-Abbott

  Sheila Mannes-Abbott
A Botanical Life

An exhibition of the life and work of celebrated botanical artist, Sheila Mannes-Abbott.

West Somerset Open   West Somerset Open
Changing Times

Invited selectors choose works submitted by West Somerset artists for an open exhibition exploring the theme of 'changing times'. Whether political uncertainty or personal development, artists address these through their own perspectives.

PDF West Somerset Open submission document

Watchet Summertime

  Watchet Summertime

Watchet-based artists showcase their work in the lead up to the annual Watchet Summertime Festival.

The Time Machine

  The Time Machine
Exhibition & Publication

Contemporary artists invited by Contains Art 'speculate upon the destinies of our race' through creative responses to H G Wells's classic time traveller novel.

New Wave & Somerset Art Weeks

  New Wave &
Somerset Art Weeks

Linking Hokusai's iconic Great Wave with a new wave of art students, Toni Davey curates a reunion of alumni from West Somerset Community College.



An exemplary emerging artist from further afield, invited and supported by Contains Art, develops their practice in a solo exhibition. Artist to be announced in the Spring.

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