Art enthusiasts from across the country are flocking to Burnham-On-Sea this week to visit scores of exhibits during Somerset Art Weeks 2006.

For a fortnight from September 9th and 24th, artists and makers across Somerset are extending a warm invitation to the public to visit their homes and studios – and in the Burnham area there are a dozen locations, listed below, to visit.

Somerset Art Weeks has been celebrating the visual arts in Somerset since 1994, and this year’s biennial festival sees a record 750 artists taking part, giving art lvers the opportunity to see and buy a rich variety of creative art.

Not only is there artwork to buy and take home to enjoy but also installations, land art and interactive exhibitions.

Amongst the artists opening their studios throughout the fortnight are painters, potters, textile designers, photographers, furniture makers sculptors, jewellers and many more.


The Old Piggery
Middle Burnham Farm, Stoddens Lane, Burnham-on-Sea

Images by 7 artists inspired by the coast and sea – to delight the eye and the emotions. Tea, Coffee, Cakes. Featuring Angela Uren, Jan Olive, Linda Gee, Sharon Campbell, Roy Wallis, Judith Champion and Mary Stradling.

Ivy House
42 Church Street, Highbridge

Nadja McDevitt and Eileen Long at Ivy House present textural and atmospheric fine art. Photographic images exploring metamorphosis and man’s relationship with nature, and striking and contemporary mixed media works using elements of design, fantasy and mythology.

The Old Manor
164 Brent Street, Brent Knoll

As well as relishing our wonderful cakes and refreshments, spend time in our beautiful 18th century barn gallery. Enjoy stimulating art work, including still life, landscapes, seascapes, interiors, portraits and ceramics. Featuring the work of Malin Basil, Gene Deal, David Holl, Malin Basil, Roy Fairchild, Anita Peach and Bruce Wingate.

Little Steading
Burton Row, Brent Knoll

Carole Watson presents richly coloured textiles, embroidered collage, panels, as well as watercolour paintings of flowers.
Work for sale. Refreshments available.

112 Berrow Road

Clive Hammond-Lovatt and Susan Hammond-Lovatt this year celebrate 10 years of successfully exhibiting during Somerset Art Weeks. The picture shows Clive’s work in an exhibition in Birmingham. To see Sue’s latest, bright, modern paintings you will have to visit!

19 Rectory Road, Burnham-on-Sea

Anna Nicolaides’ studio produces beautiful handmade bags and unique art. Anna will be working in her studio during artweeks and will be pleased to see you.

Meadow View
16 Osborne Walk, Rosewood Farm, Burnham-on-Sea

Peter Howe’s paintings are in display in oil and bright acrylics, of sea and landscape, people and flowers.

14 Stoppard Road

Judy Sharp presents a varied collection of paintings, pastels, prints batik and photographs taken from life and from the imagination.

29 Shearn Lane

Richard Franks presents beautiful, vibrant and unique painted and fired stained glass panels, original and varied designs by Angie Dibble and John Lilley. Exquisite and imaginative silver jewellery by Julian Chatt. Exciting and delightful paintings depicting the underside of seaside life and much more besides by Richard Franks and Lynda Perfect.

Sea Breeze Gallery
37 Victoria Street, Burnham-on-Sea

The gallery and gift shop present a varied exhibition including photographic art by Vicky Mills plus digital art by Tim Duke. Sheila Rendell will show contemporary fused glass inspired by the sea, Louise James 3D glass images and Sheila Holnes jewellery designs. Other local artsand crafts include: watercolour and acrylic paintings, glass engraving, pyrography, pottery, wood, mixed media and stained glass.

The Community Centre
Berrow Rd, Burnham-on-Sea

Lighthouse Arts are a new cooperative of artists from the Burnham area who are exhibiting a wide variety of original and colourful work, including ceramics, sculpture, printmaking, drawing in several media, watercolours, painting both traditional and contemporary, also very unusual photography.

Material Needs
79 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea

Material Needs presents painted, printed, stitched and quilted textile wall hangings from Veronica Morgan drawing inspiration from landscape, travel and life. Open Monday to Saturday 10 – 5. Closed Sundays.

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