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.

Working in partnership with Eastville Project Space, Somerset Care, Yeovil Library, Yeovil Window Wanderland, Love Yeovil & Yeovil College, with the generous support from The National Lottery Community Fund & Somerset Community Foundation

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 visit our ONLINE SHOP. (Click and collect option available)

We are delighted to receive lovely feedback below:

‘What an amazing selection of unique and wonderful art and gifts. Love it !’

Lovely staff, gifts beautifully wrapped, great art!’

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 either as a WANDERER or a WINDOWMAKER.

Our map is getting busier with nearly 50 households, businesses and organisations taking part.

Join us to make the 1st Yeovil Window Wanderland a spectacular one.

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 35cm x 16cm with each member involved inviting another UK based artist to take part. More than 30 artworks will be displayed in the exhibition.   

“We are living in a strange and precarious time… As a group of artists and creative people, it is important that we carry on using these skills during this difficult time by sharing our creativity” 

As a growing and diverse network of creative people based in and around Yeovil, the exhibition will be a fascinating showcase of a collective action in the time of crisis. It is welcomed in a time when working together has been more challenging but also increasingly important. It will be a great opportunity to see art that connects us socially and emotionally, encouraging dialogues around the unprecedented event of recent months.

With a growing emphasis on the online presence during this time, work from ‘Apart Together’ was shared on the Instagram account @yeovilcreatives #yeovilaparttogether and at Yeovil Creatives website.

Exhibition took place between 19 September – 30 October.
Work can be purchased at Yeovil Art Space during opening hours and online shop.

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 in a strange and precarious time… As a group of artists and creative people, it is important that we carry on using these skills during this difficult time by sharing our creativity.” 

To celebrate the growing and diverse network of creative people based in and around Yeovil, the exhibition also presents a collective action in the time of crisis. It is welcomed in a time when working together has been more challenging but also increasingly important. It will be a great opportunity to see art that connects us socially and emotionally, encouraging dialogues around the unprecedented event of recent months.

Alongside the exhibition, there will be a display of artwork by artist Jess Egan, a Yeovil Creatives member who received Creative Pathways bursaries from Somerset Art Works, as part of Somerset Open Studios event until 4 October.

Also there will be a showcase of artworks created by young people aged 12-15 from our 6-weeks Summer Creative Club with artist Natasha Rand.

Opening Time:
MON 10 – 2 / WED, FRI & SAT 10 – 4 / SUN 10-12 (Until 4 October)
WED, FRI & SAT 10 – 4 (Until 31 October)
TUR & THUR Closed

Zine Making Workshop

Wed 5 & 12 August (2-4pm)

Create a zine from start to finish using DIY methods and hands-on printing techniques, including block printing. You can make zines about any subject you like, add images, text or anything you feel to make a unique creation. Workshop suitable for all ages, including artists, students and family just want to get creatives or create a unique artwork that you can show friends and families.

Come and join Boswell, published illustrator, zine maker and graffiti artist, who will guide you through the process and create your own zine to take away. http://boswellart.blogspot.com/

Who can take part?

  • Individual (age 18+)
  • Individual (age 12-17) must be signed up by their guardians/parents
  • Family of 2 (one member must be under 15 of age)

Fee

£30 each participant or family of 2

Sign up

6 places/family group only, first come first served. BOOK BY FRI 31 JULY
by filling in the online registration form https://forms.gle/9d2oCtb8Ydxq5duC8

or Email yeovilartspace@gmail.com

Workshop leaders

All workshop leaders equipped with qualifications and experience in working with young people in their specialist subject area, with CRB check and safeguarding training.

Safeguarding & Covid-19 policy

We take safety as the highest priority and strictly follow the government guideline on Covid-19. 

All students and workshop leaders will be kept 2 metres apart all time. Face mask/covering are recommended, hand-sanitiser is available on-site. Risk assessment and policy is available on request.

Access & equality 

Please contact us if there are access needs, i.e. wheelchair users.

Summer Creative Club for 12-15 year olds

Taking place on Monday, Wednesday and Friday starting from 20 July, a 6-week summer programme for young people aged 12-15, offering creative activities to support well-being and to develop a range of skills before returning to school in September. The programme is designed to encourage young people to explore their own creativity, to take pride in what they have achieved and to share with their friends and families.

Writing Club

Monday 20, 27 July, 3, 10, 17, 24 Aug (11-1pm)
Create your own voice!

Introducing the idea of creative writing, these sessions encourage early teens to explore individual thoughts and stories during this unique time in history using different writing styles and genres. Writing will be put together as a visual presentation in September. Lead by Kara Bignell-Bird, who has 25 years teaching experience in English and creative writing in collaboration with other experienced tutors. 

Art Club 

Wednesday 22, 29 July, 5, 12, 19, 26 Aug (11-1pm)
Get your voice heard!

By introducing the revolutionary responses of past artists to their times, young people will be encouraged to respond to their current changing world through art. Enjoy the freedom to create, express and explore through the making of collages, posters and fanzines, which will be exhibited in September. Led by Natasha Rand who teaching art for more than 20 years, now running creative agency creation-generation.org  
Working in collaboration with published illustrator Boswell.

Zine Making Workshop

Wed 5 & 12 August (2-4pm)

Create a zine from start to finish using DIY methods and hands on printing techniques.You can make zines about any subject you like, add images, text or anything you feel to make a unique creation. Come and join Boswell graffiti artist and zine maker who will guide you through the process and create your own zine to take away.
* If you already booked the Art Club, this workshop is included.

Electronics Club

Friday 24, 31 July, 7, 14, 21, 28 Aug (11am – 1pm)
Make your own noise!

From basic electronic theory to computer technology – teens will learn to build/design electronic circuits, programme and experiment with music technology. Focussing on sound/noise, they will build basic synthesisers, effect units and experiment recording/manipulating digital sounds. They will develop their own projects and contribute to a collaborative audiovisual work – part of ‘Chaotic Behavior’, an initiative to promote electronic music for all. Led by Stephen Ives from Eastville Project Space, who has more than 20 years experience in teaching and electronic music performance/production.

Fee

£80 each for joining all 6 weekly sessions of each club, including materials.
£30 each for joining 2 weekly sessions – Zine Making Workshop

Sign up

6 places only for each club, first come first served. BOOK BY 15 JULY
Email yeovilartspace@gmail.com or
fill in the online registration form https://forms.gle/mjZaJfMu3M2c3gbx5
We will confirm your place by the 17 July the latest.

Workshop leaders

All workshop leaders equipped with qualifications and experience in working with young people in their specialist subject area, with CRB check and safeguarding training.

Safeguarding & Covid-19 policy

We take safety as the highest priority and strictly follow the government guideline on Covid-19. 

All students and workshop leaders will be kept 2 metres apart all time. Gloves and facemask are recommended, hand-sanitiser is available on-site. Risk assessment and policy is available on request.

Access & equality 

Please contact us if there are access needs, i.e. wheelchair users.