Saturday 4 May 2024 | 4pm - 6pm

Join us to celebrate the opening of two new exhibitions: A Sketchbook Practice featuring work by Deb Mostert and local Somerset region artists and Can you hear us? by Merete Megarrity.

Deb Mostert has used sketchbooks over the decades as a scaffold for her contemporary art practice. A Sketchbook Practice shares pages from over ninety sketchbooks dating back twenty years to prompt: ‘What does it mean to keep a sketchbook?’ and ‘How does your perception of the world change through keeping one?’. In the words of the artist: “Sketchbooks serve as a spare brain, a record of my personality and my growth and they are gleefully imperfect.”

Shown alongside Deb’s sketchbooks are those from artists local to the Somerset region. This collection of community sketchbooks displays both the depth and diversity of local artists, but also the day-to-day character of the region.

Located in The Condensery’s Bomb Shelter, Can you hear us? is an installation that prompts visitors to listen to the more-than-human world. In context to widespread environmental breakdown, artist Merete Megarrity gives space to the natural world’s right to exist, thrive and evolve. 

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