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Artists Show New Works – This Is Somerset

Old Bakery Artists 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, the group, which features many mid-Somerset artists, has 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 this Tuesday until November 30 and is open on Tuesdays to Fridays and Sundays from 2pm to 5pm and Saturdays from 11am to 5pm.

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


Artists Raise £800 For Museum – This Is Somerset

A group of local artists has raised more than £800 for Radstock Museum.

The Old Bakery Artists raised the money during their autumn exhibition, which was held at the museum.

They presented a cheque to the Radstock, Midsomer Norton and District Museum Society at their Christmas party.

The cheque was accepted on behalf of the society by its president, Dr Charles Chillcott.

Also present were Richard Maggs, chairman of Radstock Museum, Nigel Carter, manager and curator of the museum, and David Jones, chairman of the Friends of the Museum Society.

Dr Chillcott expressed his pleasure at visiting the museum during the group’s autumn exhibition.

During November, the artists transformed the museum’s upper gallery with colourful paintings, photographs and ceramics, inspired by Radstock and Midsomer Norton and beyond.

And the group is looking forward to collaborating with Radstock Museum again in the future.

Mannequin Appears At Town Museum For New Art Exhibition – This Is Somerset

Enter the sliding doors of Radstock Museum this autumn and you will be greeted by a striking gilt and silver painted mannequin.

Previously part of a Radstock’s community arts project the cast has been given a stylish new look as the face of Radstock and Midsomer Norton-based Old Bakery Artists.

The popular local artists’ group has returned to its geographical roots with an exciting new exhibition at the museum.

The museum’s upper gallery is brimming with colour, playing host to more than 100 paintings, photographs and ceramics created within the Somerset area.

Some of the works take inspiration from the area’s mining past, depicting scenes underground, whilst others show local scenes including The Bell Inn, Radstock, Paulton and, further afield, Wells Cathedral and Wellow Village.

The exhibition runs until Sunday, November 30 and is open between 11am and 5pm on Saturdays.