WHAT WE DO

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.

Although we are working in uncertain times we are proud and excited to be finding new avenues for our creative projects and connections with you all.

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We are 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.


This autumn at Yeovil Art Space

Artists take part in Open Studios Event at Yeovil Art Space: (Left to right) Clarissa Ready, Dawn Handy, Grazyna Wikierska & Jess Egan.

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 and catch up on some of the brilliant front yards where people posted their pictures during the event. Visit the Facebook page Yeovil Art Space | Facebook for the video from BBC Radio Somerset.

We want to say thank you to the Quedam Shopping centre for letting us take over with the Big Bunting project. Thanks everyone who brought us your creation and took part in the workshops to make this possible. Special thanks to coordinator Kara Bignell-Bird for all her hard work, ideas and energy, and the talented artists who have been running our events throughout.  Front Yard Fest was presented by Yeovil Art Space and funded by Somerset Community Foundation 

We thank our partners, we brought our creative workshops across the town centre and communities, thanks for those taking part and we would like to see you again soon this autumn.

There are still chance to visit Re-imagining Nature, the Somerset Reacquainted touring exhibition until 11 September. Also check out our new stock at the shop from Yeovil Creatives members.

We are looking forward to the months ahead with pack full of events, including SuperSaturday, Somerset Open Studios and Community Art School. Don’t miss our upcoming creative workshops and events programme.


THE LATEST…

Somerset Open Studios

Between 18 September to 3 October, Yeovil Art Space welcomes five members of the Yeovil Creatives to set up their studio space in our main gallery as part of the Somerset Art Works Open Studios event.  Grażyna Wikierska, Clarissa Ready, Stéphanie Max, Dawn Handy and Jess Egan will be showcasing a diverse range of work in printmaking, drawing, painting, mosaic and sculpture.

The five individual artists share themes often developed from the human experience which will resonate with many visitors with some subjects covering ecology, landscape, emotion, art as experimentation and play, and art as ritual in the healing process; the group as a whole reflect on the wider natural world and our impact on it.  

Workshops on each Saturday, join us!

Our Shop

Come to check out the new stocks and diverse range of original artworks and items from our Yeovil Creatives members. All items under £150, ideal place to start your own art collection or get a gift for someone special.

Our shop sells unique hand-made gifts, original artworks and prints from artists from 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.

Creative workshops and events

We are so pleased to be able to run events again and invite artists to run workshops from Yeovil Art Space.  Connections through creativity are part of what we are all about.

Our events and workshop programme brings creative learning and social opportunities for all!


EXHIBITIONS


Re-imagining Nature

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 world, landscape and history; reimagining the future, bringing new ideas and looking at our world in different ways. […]

Yeovil Creatives news

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


Apply now for Community Art School

A fully funded community art school for artists who would like to contribute and commit to make Yeovil a creative place for the community and themselves. We are inviting up to 10 artists living in and around Yeovil to take part in a six month programme with a commitment of one day a month at […]

Visit our Community Garden in Quedam

Thanks for everyone contributed 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 contribute 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.

Together We Are Stronger art installation

Working with Love Yeovil and funded by South Somerset District Council, a display has been installed at 96 High Street, the former St Margaret’s Hospice Charity Shop. Permission had been granted by the property owner for this very inspiring piece of artwork to be installed on the exterior of the building.

The artwork consists of a series of posters, printed with quotes from the ‘Together We Are Stronger’ podcast. A selection of inspiring words from those original interviews have been used to create the installation. 

In the past…

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 and catch up on some of the brilliant front yards where people posted their pictures during the event. […]

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 and the initial artwork designs which have been produced as a result of these consultation workshop sessions. Why?South […]

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 in public spaces. What are the impact and benefits that are offered by art and creativity on cultural […]

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 and kindness across generations. Podcasts, window displays, workshops and family activities take place in different forms and locations. […]

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 and all whilst supporting the development of your little one too. Sign up to get your free activity […]

Join Yeovil Window Wanderland

Light up our town together! Yeovil Art Space is delighted to support bringing Window Wanderland to Yeovil between 15 and 28 February. Working with volunteers, artists, creatives, neighbourhoods, organisations and local businesses, together we will create a festival of colour and light that illuminate the town for two weeks in the darkest months. Anyone can join in […]

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 we can, so you can purchase unique works by our artists all year round. In the meantime, please […]

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’ calls for Yeovil Creatives members to submit new work to be within the postal size of 45cm x […]

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 will be creating regular activities for early teen from November onward, please contact us for details.

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 which started at the beginning of lockdown in response to the theme Solidarity and Kindness. “We are living […]