A new concept in contemporary art galleries.
Somerset and the South West has an abundance of artistic talent, and to celebrate this we have set up a gallery within the gallery dedicated to showcasing local artists. READ MORE...
Air, land and water
12th – 29th May 2016
Featuring fresh new work from Kaye Parmenter and Jonathan Trim both of whom, in their individual styles capture the essence of our natural environment. Also exhibiting new work will be Laura Rich, Sarah Hartland and new artist to A2, Robin Mason.
Alce Harfield solo exhibition
1st – 16th June 2016
Somerset based Alce is well known for her wild skies, seascapes, cityscapes and her first love – bright florals.
"In conversation with ....."
Come and meet the artists – discover their secrets and techniques, whilst watching them paint.
We are delighted to be hosting a series of events throughout the year which will provide relaxed opportunities to meet artists, enjoy demonstrations and learn, through informal discussion, about their inspiration, techniques and challenges.
"In conversation with ...."
7th July 2016
Richard Turner, the well known and respected West Country pastel artist, will share his love of this medium for what he describes as their most expressive qualities. With his own unique, chatty and lively style Richard will demonstrate how he builds his images using shape and tone.
Join us for a couple of hours and enjoy the chance to watch Richard work, gain insight into the challenges and joys of pastels as well as gathering very practical hints and tips.
Open Exhibition 2016
4th – 31st August 2016
A2’s biennial open submission exhibition showing work from national and international artists practising contemporary and conceptual art. This will include painting, textile, photograpy, ceramics, drawing and print, sculpture, glass and metal. Created to provide motivation for aspiring artists, opportunities for developing artists and also professional artists who are looking to gain support and recognition.
Somerset Art Weeks – Alan Stratford and Chris Lee Open Studios
17th September– 2nd October 2016
Painting throughout 2016 this will be the first viewing of a complete new body of work from Alan. Inspired as always by the ever-changing Mendip skies and West Country landscapes and drawn to menacing weather, hidden views and natural textures Alan has continued to work in oil but has also rediscovered his love of watercolour.
"In conversation with ..."
20th October 2016
A rare opportunity to hear the inspiration behind the work of celebrated international artist, Moish Sokal. Born in Israel Moish conitnues to travel the world returning regularly to India and Australia where he lived as a young man, always returning to Norton Sub Hamdon which has been home for over 25 years.
Spend a morning with us hearing all about the stories behind some of Moish's stunning watercolours - what better way to bring a burst of colour and joy to a gloomy October day!
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28th April 2016
Following the success of Real Somerset in 2014, we are pleased to annouce the launch of our second Open Exhibition.
8th April 2016
The finished framed painting just arrived from David Parfitt RI.
25th March 2016
Lovely to see everyone yesterday at our first "in conversation with..." event and many thanks to David Parfitt RI for an entertaining and informative afternoon.
13th January 2016
New work delivered from local watercolour specialist Kaye Parmenter.
5th December 2015
Wells Small Business Saturday. Support small businesses in Wells.
3rd December 2015
Wells Christmas shopping evening. Over 50 shops in Wells will be open for evening shopping until 8.30pm with discount offers in most stores.
20th November 2015
New artists at A2.