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Kate Lynch celebrates old crafts

SOMERSET artist Kate Lynch, who is known for her paintings and books documenting aspects of rural life, is collaborating with the South West Heritage Trust on a new project to document and celebrate rural crafts and trades. For many years Kate, whose husband James Lynch is a distinguished landscape painter, is known for paintings and…

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New Gormley sculpture for Wells

A NEW work by Antony Gormley will be exhibited on the West front of Wells Cathedral, on loan from the artist, from the end of August this year. In conjunction with Wells Art Contemporary (WAC) and Project Factory Community Interest Company, Wells Cathedral is collaborating with Antony Gormley to produce the new work, which will…

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Henry Taylor at Hauser & Wirth

THE American artist Henry Taylor makes his debut at Hauser & Wirth Somerset, with an exhibition of paintings and sculpture occupying all five galleries at Durslade Farm, Bruton, from 26th February to 6th June. Born in 1958 in Ventura, California, the youngest of eight children, and now lives in Los Angeles. He is best known…

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In Arcadia at Messums

AN online exhibition by Messums Wiltshire, based at the historic tithe barn at Tisbury, features paintings, many of them never previously exhibited, by the English artist, Henry Lamb, who lived at Coombe Bissett near Salisbury for many years. In Arcadia, which continues to 13th March, focuses on paintings of the English countryside between the wars,…

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The art of furniture as art

FRED Baier is not a household name, but for those interested in cutting edge furniture design –  the point at which function is almost secondary to art, he is one of the most exciting and creative makers in the world. And he lives and works in Wiltshire. Described by historian and curator Glenn Adamson as…

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Riisager at The Art Stable

LANDSCAPE painter Christopher Riisager returns to The Art Stable at Gold Hill Organic Farm, Child Okeford, for an exhibition of recent work, Day By Day, from 6th February to 6th March. Since graduating from Goldsmiths with a BA in Fine Art in 1984, Christopher Riisager has built a profound knowledge of the landscapes he loves…

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Viewing the landscape

HOW do we see the world? The new exhibition online at Sladers Yard gallery and arts venue in West Bay explores the idea of seeing the landscape through the paintings of three very different artists. In the Mind’s Eye, running from 30th January to 13th March, looks at the power of memory and imagination in…

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Wiltshire residency for graduate glassmaker

ONE of the country’s leading glassmaking workshops, Devereux & Huskie Glassworks, based near the canal on the outskirts of Trowbridge, are providing a four-day residency for Calum Dawes, winner of the Contemporary Glass Society’s 2021 Amanda Moriarty Prize. The prize is in memory of Amanda Moriarty, a long serving CGS board member and honorary treasurer…

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On tour with Inch by IN:CH

AN artist-led project, curated by the Bath-based artist group IN:CH, is bringing contemporary art out of the gallery and into the communal areas of our everyday lives with Inch by IN:CH, a “portable travelling exhibition”. The 11 artists, all working in the South West, practise a variety of art forms, and in this new project…

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Knighthood for Le Brun

SCULPTOR Christopher Le Brun, one of whose most famous works is on show at the New Art Centre at Roche Court near Salisbury, was awarded a knighthood for services to the arts in the New Year honours. Known as a painter, sculptor and print-maker, Le Brun, who was born in Portsmouth in 1951, and trained…

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