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 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.


Last chance to see the ‘Community’ Art Exhibition

Positive art self-care placards created by the artists with the tutor Fiona Winning.

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 Community Art School programme completed between October last year to Spring 2022.

The artist cohort was formed of 9 Yeovil Creatives members at different stages in their careers.


Celebrations

YAS team and artists with Yeovil Mayor (2021)

Exhibition (27 May – 14 July)

Opening on our birthday on May 27 we launch ‘Celebrations’ an exhibition which celebrates a year long collaboration with our artists and communities.  We will share the creations and documentation and reflections from a series of commissioned community workshops and events funded by Arts Council England.  Showing artwork made by the Yeovil community and giving insight into our vision and mission to make Yeovil creative!   

This just seems like perfect timing to reflect and enjoy looking back on some amazing projects from the last year. We are also looking forward to displaying work from the Young Artist Yeovil (YAY) group as well as a group show of artworks on the theme of celebration from members of the Yeovil Creatives. 

Young Artist Yeovil (YAY)

Celebration Events on 28 May & 3 June

Saturday 28 May 10-4pm, St. John’s Church & Yeovil Art Space

Joining up with the Queen’s Jubilee events happening around the town, on 28 May, YAS artist Natasha Rand will be working with artist willow weaver Sarhan Essadiq on a living willow crown structure at St. John’s church as part of a project with SSDC and Yeovil In Bloom.  Join us to weave some willow and add your piece to the overall structure! All welcome, no booking required.

Members of the Young Artist Yeovil (YAY) group will be in and around the art space, with creative activities and putting a ‘call out’ for young creatives in the town to come and find out more about the group and how they can get involved.

Yeovil Creatives member Steph Baker will be in the art space sharing news on her Freeform Crochet Community project aiming to raise money for the Alzheimer’s society by producing a wall hanging from scrumbles donated by crocheters in the community, the wall hanging is to be displayed at future Craft 4 Crafters events before being donated to charity.  Come and have a chat to Steph about crochet and the project between 10-12 and please donate if you can.

With a party vibe and visits from Yeovil Creatives members throughout the day, please come and say hello and see what we’ve been getting up to!

Friday 3 June, 12-6pm, Yeovil Recreation Centre

Pop-up workshop to make bunting, badges, prints and more! Our team, artists and our young people group YAY put together a making station to make the celebration creative!

Please note following this Yeovil Art Space will be closed from Thursday 2 June to Saturday 4 June, so we can out and about at the events part of Queen’s Jubilee Celeboration.


THE LATEST…

Pay What You Can for our Spring Workhops

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We are an art charity and we would like to make our work available to everyone!  Celebrating our 2nd Birthday, we are launching a Pay What You Can Pricing Policy for some of the workshops, thanks to generous support from our funders!

Check our Spring Workshops and book your place now!

Creativity for Wellbeing booklet now available!

Brought to you by Yeovil Art Space and Love Yeovil with generous funding received from South Somerset District Council to support mental health and general wellbeing for communities across the town, the booklet contains activities with easy to follow instructions and for all abilities. You can enjoy the activities on your own, or with friends and family, using recycled and easy to find materials. Designed by artists Natasha Rand, Rachel Akerman and Richard Tomlinson, who all have experience working with the community and young people.

Art Action Group works with a collective of 8 artists for ‘Celebration’ Commission.

Community Art School artists with guest tutor Fiona Winning

We are very proud to announce that we have appointed a collective of 8 artists from our Community Art School cohort to deliver our 3rd Research & Development Commission ‘Celebration’, funded by Arts Council England Lottery Funding. In the next few months, they will be working with the Yeovil Art Action Group (YAAG) to deliver a number of activities and events as we approach the Jubilee proceedings in June 2022.

Yeovil Art & Heritage Group in action!

A-to-Z of Yeovil’s History website. Courtesy of Bob Osborn.

In May of this year, we brought together an Art & Heritage Working Group to look at ways we could create designated cultural and heritage facilities and activities in Yeovil, for the Yeovil community and visitors. The group meets regularly and is currently putting together an action plan to develop an arts and heritage programme for the public, as well as exploring options to create a designated space in the town centre.

We have secured funding from the Architectural Heritage Fund to allow a 12-month project viability study based on the Vicarage Street Methodist Church in the centre of Yeovil at the bottom of the Quedam Shopping Centre.

Find out the vision and mission of the working group, alongside news and latest about the project.

YAY! Young Artist Yeovil

Young Artist Yeovil is about providing a creative space for young and emerging creatives aged 13 – 17 years old in the local area. Supported by EPS Yeovil and organisations across Yeovil, with additional funding support from Somerset Community Foundation.

In the next 6 months, a group of young creatives will be building the vision, branding and activities of YAY with artist Tom Goddard http://www.thomas-goddard.com. Tom is part of the artist team for the Turner Prize nominees ‘Gentle Radicals’, and lead artist for Taunton Youth Republic https://tauntonyouthrepublic.home.blog


WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Events and Workshops at YAS

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


Yeovil Creatives

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

Our Shop

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.


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…

Creative Lab

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]