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Exhibition – ‘Elixir’

Last night was the Private-view of the exhibition ‘Elixir’, at The Octagon Theatre, Yeovil. Great to see a range of work from 15 artists, working in a variety of media, that make up Yeovil Creatives. The exhibition is open Mon – Sat 12 noon to 5pm, and runs until 26th July.

Exhibition coming up……

‘Elixir’ is a first exhibition put together by Yeovil Creatives, an informal networking group for creatives in and around Yeovil, meeting monthly at Eastville Project Space, Yeovil since early this year.  The exhibition gives us an opportunity to showcase our work and shares our creative ideas with the visitors. It includes works from more than 10 artists working with different media, including photography, painting, design, drawing, textile, installation, writing and mixed media.
The exhibition, at the Octagon Theatre, Yeovil, opens from 18 June – 26 July, Monday to Saturday 12noon – 5pm.
Growing and nurturing living willow sculptures has been the inspiration for my paintings and drawings. I have explored willow as material, as well as subject, and made my own charcoal to use in my work. I also experiment using natural materials from my garden. This creative dialogue is the ‘elixir’ that feeds my growth as an artist.
I hope to have 5 pieces of work in the exhibition.

Somerset Art Works Creative Pathways Bursary.


I am thrilled to have been selected for the Somerset Art Work’s Creative Pathway Bursary which is a commission to make an artist book that will be shown during Somerset Arts Week 2017 (23 September – 8 October) as part of the ‘Amazing Space II: Spirit of Place’ Project, at Dove Studios, Butleigh.

The book will reflect some aspect of the creative and environmentally sensitive nature of the environment in and around Dove Studios, which includes a permaculture garden, a wildflower meadow reserve, a Land in Common re-wilding project, and the Dove and Greenhill with their print-making and pottery studios, along with other sustainable living projects.

Making an artist book in relation to my practice is something I have previously considered, so it is great to have this opportunity to explore this possibility and the prospect of developing new skills, whilst being mentored by experienced artist/facilitator Bronwen Bradshaw.

The book will become part of a collection by other commissioned artists that will be housed in The Tree-house Library, currently under construction.

I shall record my development on my blog – beingwithwillow.

Last chance to see #JDP16 in Bournemouth

The Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016 touring exhibition is almost at its end. Earlier this week I managed to get down to The Gallery, at Bournmouth Arts University to have a last look.