A cornucopia of artistic delights awaits us

No-one can have failed to notice that Somerset Art Weeks 2014 1s at hand: my inbox seems to have extra information every ten minutes. So I thought, to be fair, I would briefly draw your attention to Chandos members, current or recent, who are taking part .

The numbers after the names refer to the venue numbers across the area – you’ll need the Open Studios brochure which should be widely available.

So we have Rosemary Anderton 182, Jackie Curtis 183; Anne Farmer 178, Nancy Farmer 177, Janet Leverick 176 ; Alison Jacobs 9, Tom Jacobs 185, Michael Martin and Lesley Cooper 184, Lesley Nicholls 186 and Tor Townsend 49. Rather a good representation – try the Chandos Challenge and visit them all!

Anne Farmer is having a preview on Friday 19th 6-8 pm, and Nancy Farmer’s is from 5.30 – 7.30: all welcome!

Alison Jacobs gives us the following information:

In the Contains Art gallery, running alongside Somerset Open Studios, we have our self-Portrait ‘Making an Exhibition of Ourselves’ exhibition which features personal interpretations from over 60 West Somerset artists. Alongside the exhibition that runs from Saturday 20th to Sunday 5th October, 11am-5pm, we have a series of interesting talks, workshops, activities. All are listed on the attached leaflet, please do book in.

The Private View for the self-portrait exhibition and open studios will be on Saturday 20th September 6.30pm-8.30pm so please do come alon


John Abraham, artist/upholster, is one of several artists exhibiting at the “Transformation Exhibition” in The Old Town Hall in Somerton.

 The exhibition runs from 20th September to 5th the October, alongside Somerset Art Weeks.

 Exhibition is open Wednesdays to Sundays 10am – 5pm.

You are invited to the Private Viewing on Wednesday 17th September,  between 6pm and 8pm.

John and fellow artists will be pleased to share a glass of wine with you and let you get a taste of the transformation planned for the centre of arts in the area.

And please tell your friends, the more the merrier!

 Finally (for now) here is advance news of a book launch and exhibition by Ray Balkwill, who gave such an inspiring talk for our Memorial Lecture at the Arts Centre in March. Ray gained many admirers on that occasion and he would welcome members to this event, to renew their acquaintance with his wonderful estuary paintings:

An Exhibition of Sketches and Paintings

by Ray Balkwill, SWAc

to launch his New Book and DVD

Also on sale:  Signed Limited Edition Prints, Calendars, Books and Cards

 17th-20th October

10am – 5pm

The Studio Gallery

Thistledown, Marley Road, Exmouth EX8 4PP


Directions: From Hulham Road (B3180) turn into Marley Road.  ‘Thistledown’ is 100m on the left

and is approached by a driveway immediately after Shackleton Close and opposite Hulham Vale.


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2 Responses to A cornucopia of artistic delights awaits us

  1. edith236 says:

    Perhaps I have missed something, but I couldn’t find where the Contains Art Gallery is. The self portrait exhibiiton sounds interesting – I might have entered something of mine if I’d known! Can you help me?

    Geoffrey Bailey

    • anne farmer says:

      Hello Geoffrey – Contains Art is next to the boatyeard on Watchet Harbour. Yes it does sound interesting -I’m rather confined to barracks for SAW though!If you go, tell us about it!

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