NEWS & LATEST

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.


WHATS ON

Fantastic news! Funding for Story of Yeovil

We are very pleased to announce that Yeovil Art Space is to be awarded funding from The National Heritage Lottery Fund for new arts and heritage project ‘Story of Yeovil’.  

The National Lottery Heritage Fund are awarding £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, South Somerset District Council, Yeovil’s Virtual Museum, EPS Yeovil and Yeovil Press, supported by the Somerset 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!


NEW EXHIBITION!

‘Natural Reflections’ at Yeovil Art Space

Yeovil Art Space is working with Somerset Diverse Communities, part of the Community Council for Somerset and the Interfaith and belief network, on a new special exhibition in the town centre gallery for Interfaith Week this November.

‘Natural Reflections’ will be open 12th – 19th November at the gallery and community hub situated in the Quedam centre, Yeovil.  The exhibition will showcase artworks from several artists from across Somerset, sharing their different creative interpretations of faith, belief, and their connections to our natural world, giving insight into how various faith/belief traditions teach about caring for the earth and our environment.


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YAY: Yeovil Young Artist Creative Club for 8 – 17

Our Saturday Creative Club provides an encouraging and nurturing environment for children and young people aged 8-17 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.

(10am – 12noon) aged 8 – 12
(1pm – 3pm) aged 13 – 17

Sign up now for the spring term starting on the 7 January 2023.


WORKSHOPS & EVENTS

Drawing workshop – Explore your style with artist Jess Egan – Saturday 26 November

Come and join us at Yeovil Art Space for an introductory drawing workshop with artist Jess Egan.  You will be looking at basic drawing skills and exercises, using different materials and methods, from observation to abstract mark-making. 

The aim is to encourage confidence to develop your individual styles and ideas and to provide useful drawing tips for you to implement away from the workshop, whether you are just starting out or need some fresh inspiration. 

These workshops are run in partnership with Somerset Skills & Learning. 


WHAT WE DO

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…

Summer School for 7-16

Start the summer holidays with four days of creativity for young artists! Monday to Thursday, 25 – 28 July 2022, 10am – 3pm  We are offering a series of fun and experimental art workshops for children at […]

Celebrations

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]