The team behind Contains Art would like to invite you to their first Somerset Art Weeks exhibition. It has been a roller coaster of a ride for all those involved and it would seem that they have barely stopped to draw breath since opening in July. Hopefully all the artists involved have now been able to swap decorating tools for the true tools of their artist practice and create new work for you all to see and buy.
Moving into a new landscape, and quite an iconic one at that, on the Watchet harbour side, has already begun to influence their work - in fact the nautical connotations have prompted the group to adopt the Beaufort Scale as a theme for each artist to produce a special piece of work for SAW. It has been noted that Contains Art seems to produce it's own weather system as the containers protect them from the elements, however the courtyard seems to form a strange sort of vortex, does Contains Art have its own strange Beaufort Scale. The artists will attempt to record and interpret their readings!
The team of 7 exhibiting are
open everyday except mondays 11am - 6pm
On Thursday 26th September at 7pm there will be a talk about Contains Art and it's creation by the Contains Art team, presenting an account of the triumphs, trials and tribulations along the journey to create this new and novel art space. So if you have been following this project with great interest or think this is an idea that could be mirrored where you live then this a must see event - the evening is free and all are welcome.
When Art Week is all over I know that the decorating tools will have to be picked up once more as a whole ship load of paint has kindly been donated by International the marine paint specialists. So once more they are looking for volunteers to help swell the ranks and get those containers looking ship shape in time to face the winter elements. Contact the Contains Art team if you would like to help out -