We are currently fundraising for our project and extremely grateful to those who have kindly supported us so far: Hauser & Wirth Somerset Chrisi and Simon Kennedy MJW Architects Kelly O'Brien Cameron & Daniella Scott and two anonymous donors If you're interested in supporting us too, please get in touch.
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B-Wing is fundraising! Would you help us achieve our funding target for the exciting arts event to be held in Shepton Mallet prison?
B-Wing is a multi-disciplinary arts project involving 6 artists and 2 writers making site-responsive artworks in the unique spaces of B-Wing, Shepton Mallet Prison for an exhibition and special events during Somerset Art Weeks Festival ’19 (21 Sept-6 Oct). Artworks across visual arts, performance & poetry will transform B-Wing, reflecting its history, & confronting political & environmental issues.
The project targets a wide range of art & non-art audiences. We will engage the local community including young people through workshops, participation in a collaborative piece, talks, readings and special events.
A warm sunny day in March with bright blue skies … where better to spend it than exploring a decommissioned prison? The imposing boundary walls topped with razor wire are just the beginning; as we stepped through the gateway, we stepped into another world. It was our first artists’ visit to B Wing!
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Some of the B- Wing artists. From left to right - Lucy Large, Scott Sandford, Luminara Star, Fiona Campbell, Lou Baker. The photo was taken by Geoff Dunlop