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EXHIBITION – 5th July to 31st August – CHANGING PLACES
Welcome to Changing Places, the first in a series of collaborations with our European twin towns. Artists from the Bridgwater area and our German twin town of Homberg were invited to respond to a brief which asked them to explore how they see, feel and experience their locality. Selected works from both towns were then made into banners for outdoor display. The inauguration of this display took place last year in Homberg’s Marktplatz on the occasion of the annual Oktoberfest there. Its culmination will be here in Bridgwater when all 15 banners will be shown in King Square as the Art Centre’s international contribution to the Quayside Festival on Saturday 20 July. The works displayed here in the gallery showcase the original submissions from the Somerset artists from which seven were selected to be made into banners for the joint display in the twin towns. Related works from those winning artists are also shown. We hope that you will enjoy the very differing responses that were created and also come and see the outdoor exhibition of all the banners in King Square on 20th July.
September – Sarah Darke
‘Sarah Darke is a home based Photographic Artist living in Puriton who will be exhibiting her ‘Lumen’ prints, featuring plants and flowers grown in her garden, to explore the beauty and fragility of life.
‘Lumen’ printing is a camera-less process, essentially a photogram which uses the sun to develop images on photographic paper. with exposures ranging from an hour to several days. This is Sarah’s first solo exhibition in over 20 years, with recent works seeing the addition of ingredients such as salt and lemon juice to further develop the image.’
October to November – Stogursey Ark Exhibition
November – Mind Art
December – Community Textiles