The Old Bakery Artists Return To Town Museum – This Is Somerset

Old Bakery Artists (OBA) are once again returning to their geographical roots with an exhibition of new works in the upper gallery of Radstock Museum.

After a highly successful show two years ago, OBA have been asked to return with a variety of contrasting artworks.

The 2D works range from abstract oils to figurative pastels to atmospheric photographs.

Each artist has, his or her, own particular style, medium and choice of subject matter, from local scenes to flowers and portraiture.

The exhibition is on from Tuesday, September 14 until Tuesday, November 30 and is open on Tuesdays to Fridays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm and Saturdays 11 to 5pm.

This group consists of more than 25 local artists, who are well-established in the Midsomer Norton / Radstock area.

They meet once a month at the Fromeway Inn to meet and plan exhibitions and events.

They take part in workshops and community projects in the Radstock area such as the ten day festival of creativity with free workshops organised by NESA (North East Somerset Arts) beginning on September 18.

To see the show there is an entry fee to the museum (five years and under and diabled people and their helpers go free), which is full of fascinating permanent displays celebrating the lifestyle of the Somerset coalminer and illustrates the vibrant, social, commercial and industrial past of the last 200 years in this area.

The museum has been described as the “jewel in the West Country’s crown” and is manned by a group of dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers.

There is a free car park in nearby Waterloo Road and a cafe in the museum.