SPECIAL EVENTS

FORTHCOMING:

Fri 2 Oct Step 3 Preview evening, 6-8pm Black Swan Arts, Frome – all welcome
Sat 3 Oct
Step 3 opens at Fairy Cave Quarry, Black Swan Arts and Frome Museum
Tue 6 Oct (9.30am-1pm) Workshop : Wirework – forms inspired by nature (Fiona Campbell)
Sat 10 Oct Family Day, 11am-6pm Fairy Cave Quarry – no need to book
Sun 11 Oct (9.30am-1pm) Workshop: Drawing, printing and creating clay and plaster relief tiles (Duncan Cameron)
Tue 13 Oct (9.30am-1pm) Workshop: Wet Felting (Suzie Gutteridge)
Tue 13 Oct (8-9.30pm) Guided night walk in Fairy Cave Quarry with artist Ralph Hoyte
Wed 14 Oct (5.30-6.30pm) Artist talk: Tessa Farmer
Thur 15 Oct (5.30-6.30pm) Artist talk: Tessa Farmer
Fri 16 Oct (5.30-6.30pm) Artist talk: Ralph Hoyte
Fri 16 Oct Finale Doo, 7-9pm SESC – all welcome
Sat 17 Oct (9.30am-3.30pm) Workshop: Perambulatory poetry in the quarry (Ralph Hoyte)
Sat 17 Oct Last opportunity to visit SESC, BSA & Frome Museum
Sun 18 Oct Last day to visit quarry venues!

‘ECHO’
Artmusic – sculpture and sound installation
Weekends 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18 October, 11am-4pm – no need to book

‘BLAST’
Artmusic – sculpture and live performance
Saturdays 3, 10, 17 October, 2-3pm – no need to book

‘SYNCLINE’
Ralph Hoyte –  a poetic sonic intervention for visitors to experience as they perambulate around the quarry.
Fridays to Sundays 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, 18 Oct and Tuesday 13 Oct – no need to book

To book a Workshop, Talk or Walk please contact:
Fiona Campbell: fionacampbell-art@sky.com or tel: (01749) 880394/07515537224

ART WORKSHOPS

 

Bron's workshop

Cost: £10 per half day (1 child free per adult), additional child (6-15 yrs) £6, children 5 and under free

Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. If doing an all day workshop, please bring a packed lunch.  Workshops and Talks will be linked to the artwork in the Trail, aimed at a wide age/ability range.  It would be beneficial for those doing a workshop to visit the Trail beforehand.

All workshop leaders are experienced educators and regularly work in schools and/or the community.  Places on workshops will be limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.  Workshops will be run by step in stone artists, to inspire and enable people to explore a range of creative skills linked to the step in stone project.

* For our inspirED workshops (only available to subscribing schools) via SAW please visit: http://somersetartworks.org.uk/step-in-stone-free-workshops-for-inspired-schools/

ARTIST TALKS
These will be held at SESC or BSA, 5.30-6.30.
Cost: £5 (1 child free per adult), additional children (6-15 yrs) £3, children 5 and under free

GUIDED QUARRY WALKS

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Somerset Wildlife Trust’s Save Our Magnificent Meadows team collaborated with the step in stone project to deliver four guided walks in July and August.  While being inspired by art installations in unique surroundings, we explored the grasslands at a micro and macro scale with ecologist and artist guides. There are no more of these particular events in September and October. For more information about Somerset Wildlife Trust and the Save Our Magnificent Meadows project visit somersetwildlife.org/events

Night walk in Fairy Cave Quarry with Ralph Hoyte
As part of Ralph’s ‘Syncline’ (sonic intervention) in Fairy Cave Quarry, Ralph is offering a guided sonic night walk  ‘Anticline’ to experience his work in the dark, under a new moon!

To book please contact:
Fiona Campbell: 
fionacampbell-art@sky.com or tel: (01749) 880394/07515537224

WORKSHOPS/ARTISTS

FIONA CAMPBELL
Fiona’s work reflects an interest in our relationship with the natural world, nature’s cyclical persistence and the essence of life. Fiona’s drawings inform mixed media sculptural pieces wrought as primal, nest-like structures, often as 3d drawings in space, using found and recycled materials.

Workshop: Wirework – forms inspired by nature
HALF DAY: Tuesday 6th October, 9.30am – 1pm at Black Swan Arts, Round Tower Gallery BA11 1BB

Fiona Campbell - Vertical (detail)

A chance to explore 2-d and 3-d work in wire, recycled and found materials.  Suitable for all ages from 8 years old upwards.

Participants will explore concepts around the theme of quarries, their re-colonisation by nature and fossils from the carboniferous period.   From imagery and resources provided, (eg. silver birch seeds, fossils and catkins), students will experiment with a range of techniques to create small 2-d or 3-d pieces for your garden or interior.  Initial line drawings will lead to a simplfied design for your wire template.  Various wires will be used to make your final piece.  A range of skills will be taught – from design to wirework.  For more decorative results other recycled materials may be added. All materials will be provided. Suitable for all abilities.

Held at the Black Swan Arts Centre, there will be an opportunity to explore the centre and our exhibition there.

SUZIE GUTTERIDGE
 A multi media artist. Passion, protection & preservation of the environment inspires her work. Using traditional and modern techniques she incorporates natural, found and man-made materials – clay, paper, felt and fabrics. Suzie is an experienced educator, Arts Award Advisor and Young Curators Facilitator.

HALF DAY: Tuesday 13th October, 9.30am – 1pm at Black Swan Arts, Round Tower Gallery BA11 1BB

Participants will have the experience of working with wool and stones. These two materials relate to a long historical association with the Mendip area .

During the workshop, the traditional process of welt felting (using wool, soap and water) will be explained and demonstrated. The resulting felted objects of differing shapes and sizes can then be taken home.

Held at BSA, there will be an opportunity to explore the centre and our exhibition there.

DUNCAN CAMERON
Artist Collector and lecturer in art at Strode College. Loves quarries and scuba diving. Sculptural work includes natural history collections in cabinets, display trolleys, and casting.

Workshop: Drawing, printing and creating clay and plaster relief tiles
HALF-DAY: Sunday 11 October, 9.30am -1pm at Somerset Earth Science Centre BA3 5JU

Casting Animal Tracks

A practical art workshop working from natural materials and casts collected from the quarries. Working with found objects and plaster and rubber track stamps we will be drawing, printing and creating clay and plaster relief tiles as we investigate an

d organise collected evidence. All materials will be provided and artwork will be catalogued and recorded before being taken away at the end of the session.

RALPH HOYTE
Ralph is a sculptural & spatial poet based in Bristol. He creates voiceworks and sculptural pieces.

WORKSHOPS: Perambulatory poetry in the quarry – ‘Genius Loci’ Poetry (poetry inspired by place)
ALL DAY: Saturday 17th October, 9.30am – 3.30pm at Somerset Earth Science Centre BA3 5JU and Fairy Cave Quarry.  Meet at SESC.

  1. Guided walk in a quarry (Outskirts of SESC or Fairy Cave), working, as the Romantic poets did, ‘en plein air’ (taking notes, seeing, listening, recording in whatever media form)
  2. Lunch
  3. Back to SESC for composition session
  4. Perambulatory poetry in the quarry (going around with group, reciting/performing poems in location poem was inspired by)

Equipment:

  • Groups will need notepads/writing materials
  • Will look into borrowing sound-recorders and/or cameras

ARTISTS TALKS

TESSA FARMER

 

Tessa Farmer Nymphidia (detail) 2011. Wasp nest, insects, plant roots, hedgehog spine

Wednesday 14th October, 5.30-6.30pm, BSA
and
Thursday 15th October, 5.30-6.30pm, SESC

International artist of “miniscule sculptures.. constructed from bits of organic material, such as roots, leaves, and dead insects.. tiny spectacles … evolve as something alien and futuristic… apocalyptic narratives of a microscopic underworld..”

RALPH HOYTE

Ralph Hoyte

Friday 16th October, 5.30-6.30pm, SESC

Ralph is a sculptural & spatial poet based in Bristol.  He creates voiceworks and sculptural pieces.

GUIDED WALK

Night walk in Fairy Cave Quarry with Ralph Hoyte
Tuesday 13th October, 8-9.30pm, Fairy Cave Quarry BA3 5JG (map ref: ST656 476)

As part of Ralph’s ‘Syncline’ (sonic intervention) in Fairy Cave Quarry, Ralph is offering a guided sonic night walk  ‘Anticline’ to experience his work in the dark, under a new moon!

Please bring a good torch and stout foot wear.

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