We are a creative hub bringing the public a number of initiatives and projects with other creative businesses, groups and individuals. Our aim is to provide arts and cultural activities for all ages, including participatory events, learning workshops and showcases.
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We are a registered charity aiming to bring arts to young people and our community through learning & sharing. We work with artists and creatives in our local area to deliver our work. Your donation will help us to deliver art projects for all ages & backgrounds and support artists within a 10-mile radius of Yeovil.
We are moving, in fact, expanding!
We are delighted to announce that we are now occupying a 2nd venue in the Quedam Shopping Centre! We will be closed for now while we move and will open to the public in our new venue from Wednesday 31 May. Located…READ MORE
VIEW OF YEOVIL EXHIBITIONS & EVENTS
‘Share your view through contemporary art and heritage’ View of Yeovil exhibitions31 May – 8 July The Story of Yeovil project presents ‘View of Yeovil’, collecting stories from the town community and telling the history of photography through heritage collections in Yeovil.…READ MORE
Join the Community Curatorial Group for Story of Yeovil
We are looking for a group of individuals to work with the Yeovil Art Space team and the South Somerset Heritage Collection (SSHC) to produce a series of heritage displays as part of the Story of Yeovil Public Programme responding to three…READ MORE
Creative Gardening one day workshop – Book your places now!
Full Day workshop Saturday 17 June (10am – 3pm) This is a fantastic opportunity to get creative with gardening. Immerse yourself with our full day workshop with gardening expert Lara Honnor of the Skool Beanz Gardening Club. Join us at the Yeovil…READ MORE
Get Green with Yeovil Art Space
Join us in planting the seeds of creativity this Spring and Summer! Celebrate the green spaces of Yeovil through a variety of creative workshops and events and help our creative community grow. Garden MosaicDATE TBC – Yeovil Art Space Community GardenCome and…READ MORE
Summer Creative Club for 7-13 year olds
Start the summer holidays with four days of creativity for young artists! Tuesday to Friday, 1st – 4th August 2023, 10am – 3pm Join us for a series of fun and experimental art workshops for children aged 7-13. Sessions will include drawing,…READ MORE
WORKSHOPS & EVENTS
Art History Sessions: ‘Off the Wall’ – with Samantha Hann
Turner Prize Winner 2021 – Array Collective. The Druithaib’s Ball, with a banner that reads ‘Stop Ruining Everything’. Photo credit: David Levene courtesy tate.org.uk
Session 1: Wednesday 19 April 6-8pm
From Surrealism to the origins and impact of Vorticism/Futurism
Session 2: Wednesday 17 May 6-8pm
From Pop Art, then Tracey Emin and Marc Quinn to Land art
Session3: Wednesday 21 June 6-8pm
From Yinka Shonibare and Anika Yi, to Array Collective…what next for art?!
Join us in this brand-new series of Art History Sessions with Samantha Hann, art history lecturer, artist and Yeovil Creatives member. These sessions will be a light-hearted, whistle-stop tour, looking at and discussing a small selection of works of art from 1900 to the modern day. The works we will look at have changed the direction of art history in some capacity, and each poses the continuous question, what is art?
Fun and informative tasks will be part of the sessions, allowing for conversation, and embedding the concepts and ideas through practical application!
The event will be part of our monthly Yeovil Creatives meetings in April, May and June. It is £10/session.* If you are interested in joining us but are not a member of the Yeovil Creatives, please contact us on email@example.com
WHAT WE DO
Yeovil Creatives is our membership for artists living within 10 miles radius of Yeovil. Membership benefit includes regular peer networking meetings, selling your work at our shop and opportunities to take part in our project and paid opportunities. More information about how to join and profile of our current members, please go to yeovilcreatives.uk
Saturday Art Club for 7 – 12
Our Saturday Creative Club provides an encouraging and nurturing environment for children and young people aged 7-12 to develop their own artistic talent. Supervised and facilitated by qualified practitioners and professional artists. Workshops will include printmaking, photography, illustration, drawing, painting and mixed media.
Every fortnight within term time, for every other Saturday 10-12noon.
Taster session is available.
Art Club will not be running this Summer Term but we have news of a special Summer School coming soon!
Come and check out the new stocks and diverse range of original artworks and items from our Yeovil Creatives members. All items under £150, it’s an ideal place to start your own art collection or purchase a gift for someone special.
Our shop sells unique hand-made gifts, original artworks and prints by artists from the Yeovil Creatives, our membership and peer support network for the creatives living within 10 radius miles of Yeovil.
Buying from our shop, you are helping us to bring more exciting arts activities to the town and supporting our artists.
Visit our Community Garden in Quedam
Thanks to everyone who contributed to our Community Edible Garden!
Special thanks to Quedam Shopping Centre, Lara Honnor, Milky and Skool Beanz, Lufton Nursery, Yeovil Creatives artists, Kara & Julian Bird, Jojo Ives and everyone who contributed time and effort to make this possible.
We are developing events and activities around the garden, if you would like to take part and contribute in the future, please contact us.
Exciting news! Funding for Story of Yeovil
We are very pleased to announce that Yeovil Art Space is to be awarded funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for a new arts and heritage project ‘Story of Yeovil’.
The National Lottery Heritage Fund awarded £96,403 to Yeovil Art Space to carry out a new community arts and heritage project on behalf of the Yeovil Art and Heritage Working Group. The group is a formal partnership between Yeovil Art Space, Yeovil Town Council, Somerset Council, Yeovil’s Virtual Museum, EPS Yeovil and Yeovil Press, supported by the South West Heritage Trust.
“We are thrilled to have received this support from the Heritage Fund, thanks to National Lottery Players. Together with our partners, we are confident the project will bring a variety of opportunities to the Yeovil community to share and discover more about our town and to be proud of its history and place in Somerset.”
Find out more – click here!
IN THE PAST…
Yeovil Window Wanderland 2023
Yeovil Window Wanderland is back! This year’s Yeovil Window Wanderland is nearly here! Following the success of 2021 and 2022, we are again calling on local residents, businesses and organisations in Yeovil to join us in making…
Story of Yeovil Launch Event (20 Jan, 2023)
Reported by Izzie Jobbin & Jess Egan. Image by Carolyn Lefley On Friday 20 January we held a public forum to mark the launch of the Story of Yeovil with more than 70 members of the public…
Exhibition (27 May – 16 July) Opening on our birthday on May 27 we launch ‘Celebrations’ an exhibition which recognises a year long collaboration between our artists and communities. We will share the creations and documentation and reflections from…
‘Community’ New Art Exhibition
Yeovil Community Art School Graduation Exhibition. 6 April – 14 May April at Yeovil Art Space sees a brand new exhibition, an exciting and dynamic showcase of works and documentations sharing an insight into the first Yeovil…
Creativity for Wellbeing Booklet
Creativity for Wellbeing gives tips and creative ideas to help you to feel okay! This booklet is brought to you by Yeovil Art Space and Love Yeovil with generous funding received from South Somerset District Council to…
Yeovil Window Wanderland 2022
Yeovil Window Wanderland is back! We are delighted to announce that we are running a 2nd edition of Yeovil Window Wanderland for 2022! The 1st edition was a great success! With more than 200 window displays around…
A week at Yeovil Art Space
by Sophie Robertson Sophie spent a week with us as part of the placement of her study at A-level Art & Design at Yeovil College. Here is her account of the week. Tuesday 14th Had a zoom…
Yeovil Art Action Group
About YAAG Supported by socially engaged arts organisation Take A Part, YAAG is made up of community organisations, local authority and town council representation, heritage, libraries and communities partners across Yeovil. Over the course of 2021/22, the…
Yeovil Art & Heritage Working Group
About the working group A working group has been established in May 2021 to look at ways to create designated cultural and heritage facilities and activities in Yeovil, for the Yeovil community and visitors. The group meets…
A visual discussion between artists Clarissa Ready and Stéphanie Max expressing their influences, processes, finding bridges across their practice and creating new collaborative artworks around the theme of nature. The display will evolve throughout the exhibition. Clarissa…
Somerset Open Studios at YAS
Yeovil Art Space welcomes five members of the Yeovil Creatives to set up temporary studio space as part of the Somerset Art Works Open Studios event this September (18 Sept- 3 Oct 2021). Grażyna Wikierska, Clarissa Ready,…
Somerset Reacquainted Tour Exhibition 4 August – 11 September When a crisis like Covid-19 strikes upon us, like nothing before, we turn our minds to the forces of nature around us. Artists find fascination in our natural…
1st Yeovil Front Yard Fest
Huge thank you to everyone who has taken part in the creative community festival ‘Front Yard Fest’. Colour and imagination across the town has put smiles on all our faces. You can still join the Facebook group…
Shapes of Yeovil Exhibition
by You & Me Architecture 15 – 31 July 2021 Opening Time: WED, THUR, FRI 11 – 2, SAT 11-3 This public exhibition showcases the community consultation work undertaken between January and May 2021 for the Yeovil Refresh Artworks project…
Online Talk: Creative Space
Friday 2 July 10am – 12noon (Zoom) Creative Space is an online event in which we bring together guest speakers from across the UK, exploring the cultural value that artists and organisations can offer for community and…
New year focus… Together We Are Stronger
We are delighted to launch our new community project – TOGETHER WE ARE STRONGER. Lead by artist Natasha Rand, we are working with care home residents and staff, young people and creatives telling the stories of bravery…
Join Yeovil Mini Creatives!
A project created by a collaboration of artists and professionals, supported by The Local Connections Fund. Bringing together families with pre-school aged children (2.5-5years old) through a series of art and creative skills. Having fun, being creative…
Yeovil Window Wanderland
Thanks everyone supported the 1st Yeovil Window Wanderland! We are very proud to claim that 1st Yeovil Window Wanderland is a great success! More than 200 window displays around town and surrounding villages, put together by local…
Thank you for shopping with us
We thanks for visiting our Arty Gift Shop during Christmas time. We hope you and your love one like your purchases. Buying from us, you are supporting our artists and community. We will open our door when…
Apart Together Exhibition
‘Apart Together’ is a collaborative project and exhibition created by Yeovil Creatives members. It resulted of a collaborative art project which started at the beginning of lockdown in response to the theme Solidarity and Kindness. ‘Apart Together’…
Creative Club for early teens
This summer, we worked with 12 young people aged 12-15 through 6 weekly activities, including making posters, zine and electronic musics. Some of the result art works is now exhibiting at our opening show until 31 October.…
We Are Open!
We are now safe to open our space with new exhibition Apart Together and more! ‘Apart Together’ gathers new artworks from more than 20 Yeovil Creatives members and their friends. It resulted from a collaborative art project…