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SAW Exhibition: Sylva

Saturday 21 Sep 10am — Sunday 6 Oct 6pm, 2019

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Partnership event, free to attend

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sylva (ˈsɪlvə) or silva

n, pl -vas or -vae (-viː) 

(Botany) the trees growing in a particular region

[C17: Latin silva a wood]*

The forest and woodlands of the Quantocks and Exmoor are a vital part of the landscape and life of West Somerset.  In this exhibition, as one of many venues opening for Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019, six artists celebrate their love of all things from the wood, through works formed of, with and about the trees of this place. 

  • Leo Davey – painting
  • Jane Hood – mixed-media painting and printmaking
  • Lucy Lean – mixed-media textiles
  • Martyn Lintern – timber-based sculpture
  • Sue Lowe – printmaking
  • Lyn Mowat – sculpture, installation, painting and printmaking

21 September – 6 October, 10am – 5pm daily.

Somerset Art Weeks are an annual, countywide celebration of the variety and quality of contemporary visual art that can be found in Somerset. 2019 is a Festival Year – on alternate years, rather than opening up their individual studios, artists come together to collaborate on group projects. Halsway Manor is pleased to host this exhibition by six West Somerset artists, exploring the forests and woodlands of the Quantocks and Exmoor through paintings, prints, sculpture, mixed media/textiles  and installation.

This year marks the silver anniversary of Somerset Art Weeks. For more information about Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019, including other venues to visit in the area, see https://somersetartworks.org.uk/.

*Collins English Dictionary