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Somerset Art Weeks


Freya Morgan leads a pop- up meadow workshop in conjunction with the Abundance project


Primary school children show off their makes after an Abundance educational workshop


the work.” In keeping with the exhibition’s


theme of ‘transforming antiquity’, Maeve Clancy’s contemporary paper work will feature within the Great Hall at Barrington. Maeve is collaborating with the Two Rivers Paper Company in Watchet, to redefine this glorious space with large-scale paper cut installations incorporating a narrative about the history of Barrington Court and its gardens, with specific reference to the restoration work of Alfred Hoare Powell and gardener Gertrude Jekyll. Maeve says: “I want


“BARRINGTON COURT WILLBE TRANSFORMEDBY FIVE INTERNATIONALLY- RENOWNED MAKERS”


to take the stories from Barrington Court’s Arts and Crafts past and look to the present arts and crafts movement in the area.”


Thornreed Studio Elsewhere, the Thornreed Studio, located on the Sheppey river in Lower Godney overlooking the Somerset Levels, will be exhibiting an exciting juxtaposition of mixed media work incorporating contemporary painting, textiles, sculpture and fashion by award- winning artists Simon Ledson, Jane Peck, Jan Ollis and Fiona Campbell. Fiona and Jan are joining Jane


and Simon at their fabulously renovated barn to form a group show – a requirement of this year’s Somerset Art Weeks event. Connections can be drawn across all Thornreed artists, each leading in their own field, exhibiting nationally and internationally.


www.mediaclash.co.uk Wells Life 11 Simon Ledson’s work embodies


a range of disciplines, but his landscapes will be the main focus for the SAW exhibition. These paintings are influenced by his Kenyan background – the flat plains resonating with the Somerset levels. Fiona Campbell’s mixed media sculptures are also rooted in her experience of Kenya, where she was raised. Her textured woven


Woven wood by Gary Allson


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