Those of you that regularly read the SAW blog will no doubt have read about the 'Artists Walks' that took place earlier in the year at Westcott Farm. As art week rapidly approaches the exhibition is now more of a reality for those artists involved. During the past months they have been industrious creating work inspired by the landscape at the farm, however now it is time to start thinking about the logistics - who is going to exhibit in which farm building, when will the exhibition go up, who is going to 'man' the venue each day...
To make the meeting less of a meeting Lyn invited everyone to an informal lunch to be cooked out in the open at a barn they like to call 'Elephant Camp.' I originally planned not to write a post about the day, simply enjoy the afternoon, but when a couple of artists started discussing which mud was best suited to use for their sculptures it occurred to me that this is what I have loved about attending the walks, these are wonderful conversations that you just don't generally experience on a daily basis and this what visitors to SAW also thoroughly enjoy. So along with mud collecting the day was also an opportunity to test out certain ideas and mow yet another cut of the labyrinth in the orchard.
Westcott farm is Venue 28 and will be open daily (except Tuesdays) throughout the festival from 11am until 6pm. If you would like to explore the farm a little more and see the landscape that inspired the paintings and installations on show then there will be an opportunity for you to join an Artists walk on Saturday 5th October. Why not make a day of it? View the artwork in the morning, walk the labyrinth, bring a flask and sandwiches and then join the walk at 2pm. The event is free but please do book a place by contacting Lyn on 01984 623274.
If you are still curious about which mud was decided 'best' then I suggest you ask Lucy! Oh all right then mole hill mud...
Earlier posts on Westcott Farm
ART ON THE FARM February 2013
WALKING AND TALKING WITH TREES April 2013
THE MAZE OF ARTWEEK August 2013
Westcott Farm is obviously only one venue in the 109 that are participating in this year's festival - they too are all busy making those final plans before opening to the public.
To plan which venues you would like to visit simply refer to the SAW Website or request a FREE brochure by sending a S.A.E (postage value £1.10) to
SAW Town Hall Langport Somerset TA10 9QR