Pick of the Week 2015

July's Picks Selected by Cleo Evans

July 27 - August 2

National Sculpture Prize

Broomhill Art Hotel
Until Thursday 1 October

The Broomhill National Sculpture Prize is an annual competition set up by the Broomhill Art and Sculpture Foundation to provide an exciting challenge for new and emerging UK based sculptors.

'A wild card in that I am not sure who is exhibiting, but I remember that high quality artists such as Greta Berlin have exhibited there before. With arts funding becoming less, the sector needs to look at diversifying and increasing partnership working. This is a great example of how the arts and tourism can work together.'

Guest Editor Cleo Evans

Find out more


July 20-26

Soil Culture at create

CCANW at Create Centre
Until Wednesday 26 August

An exhibition 'Soil Culture: Young Shoots', based on artists' research findings and work produced during their soil residencies will be shown at the Create centre.

The selected artists are: Marissa Lee Benedict (Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter), Jonny Briggs (White Moose), Anton Burdakov (Eden Project), Paul Chaney (Kestle Barton), Sarah Ciurysek (Daylesford Organic Farm), Anne-Marie Culhane (University of Exeter), Karen Guthrie (Hauser & Wirth Somerset), Lisa Hirmer/ DodoLab (Peninsula Arts), Sophie Mason with Simon Brown (Dolphin Primary School roof garden commission), Debra Solomon (Schumacher College), Something & Son (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew), Touchstone collaborations (Blue Finger Alliance), Karen Wydler (Hannahs at Seale-Hayne).

Soil Culture at Create, Bristol, curated by Contemporary Arts and the Natural World (CCANW).  A whole host of events, exhibitions, research focusing on the importance of soil.

Guest Editor Cleo Evans

Find out more


July 13-19

LAND - An installation by Antony Gormley

Kimmeridge Bay
Landmark Trust / Artsreach

Sculptures by Antony Gormley have been installed at five Landmark Trust sites across the UK in celebration of their 50th anniversary, with each work conceived in direct response to each location.

'LAND is a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Landmark Trust, and for this Gormley has installed a life sized figure looking out to sea at Kimmeridge Bay.

'The figure is pixilated, which made me think of our digital world in contrast to nature.  It is situated on a rural seascape on angular rocks that reflect that pixilation.'

Guest Editor Cleo Evans

Find out more


July 6-12

Murmuration, Laura Ellen Bacon

The Holburne Museum
Until Sunday 4 October

Laura ellen Bacon in conversation with Stephen Feeke
Friday 4 September, 7pm

This Summer, sculptor Laura Ellen Bacon will transform the façade and interior of the Museum with a unique installation of Somerset willow.

'I really like the idea of weaving willow on the inside and the outside of the building, inspired by starlings in flight.'


Guest Editor Cleo Evans

Find out more

June 29 - July 5


Leigh Woods, Bristol
Trust New Art Bristol
Until Sunday 6 September

Explore Leigh Woods a beautiful nature reserve and discover a new art work by artist Luke Jerram.

Informed by conversations with fishermen, scientists, and specialists in marine life, Luke Jerram has created a new engaging installation for Leigh Woods, which considers the impact humanity is having on our seas and how our oceans and climate are changing.

'Set in a beautiful if eerie wooded environment, seeing the ghostly boats where they should not be, is a reminder of tsunamis, droughts, floods, rising sea levels, and triggers thoughts about our changing climates and what the future may look like if not mitigated.'

Guest Editor Cleo Evans

Find out more



What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

Supported by: