Part of the Somerset Art Week, five local artists have been inspired by the world of broadcasting. Using various media they have explored a range of themes including nostalgia, science, design and communication.
Featuring the work of Neil Wilson, Jenny Barron, Jill Newton, Martyn Lintern, Jan Martin and Scarlet von Teazel.
Saturday 23rd September to Sunday 8th October 2017
Open 11am to 5pm
Jan is an illustrator, printmaker and designer who recently moved to Watchet from Bristol. Her response to the Echoes...Currents theme is a series of screen prints inspired by a quote from Carl Jung - "As far as we can discern, the sole purpose of human existence is to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being" - and are simply an attempt to make beautiful things.
"Now, at dawn, he stands, quite numb with cold and trepidation, looking at the churning surface of the Channel. He assumes he will be horribly sick for hours and hours, but it doesn't matter. Though he is a person to whom things do not happen, perhaps they may when he is on the other side." Edward Gorey, The Unstrung Harp
and in Mombasa, in 1958, we clambered on reefs, collected fantastical shells, swam amongst rainbow hued fish, watched the ghost crabs tiptoe down to the water at dusk, and confronted the fearful land crabs under the coconut trees
Scarlet Von Teazel is a result of a series of fortunate and unfortunate events. Hrr birth was a lengthy procedure, lasting a lifetime. She finally emerged like phoenix from the ashes of the afterbirth, Ready to start imprinting this struggle into art.
Born in Newcastle, she spent a very cheery childhood in Lincoln jotting down important events in her journal. When she wasn’t occupied with her daily recordings, she could be found zipping about the countryside on pushbikes and ponies.
Her love of art made her reject the slightly more sensible route of studying Economics, so after completing her foundation course at Lincoln she went on to study illustration at Cambridge College of Art, focusing on her passion for children’s books.
Continuing her journey south, she landed in London where she began her career as an illustrator, working in all fields, from advertising to animation, packaging to publishing. Projects varying from editorial pieces for the Financial Times to designing soft toys for Jelly Cat.