An exhibition of art work created through Somerset Art Works’ Projects with InspirED schools.
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An exhibition of art work created through Somerset Art Works’ Projects with InspirED schools. Pupils from primary schools were guided by artist Deborah Westmancoat to experience ‘en plein air’ working – to get a feel for making art outdoors and the particular rewards and challenges this brings. An Impressionistic style of painting and mark-making was explored, drawing and painting outdoors leading to an intimate knowledge and appreciation of natural surroundings.
The exhibition also showcased the Young ProspectUs project, artists working with teenagers in Pupil Referral Units in Taunton. A collection of characterful ceramics made with artist Megan Players is on display, inspired by the work of ceramicist Claire Curneen. Winged figures and dismembered limbs, jostling among canopic jars, branches, broken pottery and birds, elements gilded in gold, suggesting golden memories, or highlights amid the good and bad experiences that make up everyone’s lives.