Art exhibition throughout Festival week
Saturday 7 May through to 14 May - 10:30am to 4:30pm
This year’s Art Exhibition is brought by two eminent artists who live and work locally.
Terence Winston-Fletcher is a figurative painter who lives in Wedmore and was trained at the Royal Academy Schools. His work depicts the ambiguity of the human condition: in a state of perpetual departure, desiring but never arriving:
‘We write in order to get to the last word, but the act of writing delays that. In reality, the last word can be anywhere at all in what we write. Or maybe it’s everything we write. I’m chasing a shadow – and it’s my chasing it that keeps the shadow in motion.’ – Bernard Noël
Paul Thirkell is an artist printmaker based in Bristol. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers (RE), and an Academician of the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). In Paul’s work, time is plastic: his dream-like narratives, (re)woven from the archives of print, explore themes of manipulation, appropriation, and recurrence:
‘“This I have done,” says my memory. “This I cannot have done,” says my will, and remains inexorable. Finally, it is my memory that yields.’ – Friedrich Nietzsche