‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’ - An exhibition of art works at Watchet
East Quay, Watchet, 18 June - 12 July
Open Wednesdays to Sundays, 11am - 4pm
If you live in Somerset or you are walking the Coleridge Way, make sure you include time to make a detour to the port of Watchet to see this outstanding exhibition.
It has been organised by the West Somerset arts service ARTlife in coodination with ‘contains art’, an innovative new arts venue on the quay at Watchet, in an exhibition space comprising three large shipping containers.
The exhibition features contemporary works inspired by Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s most famous poem ‘The Rime of the Ancient Mariner’. It aims at highlighting the relevance of the verse for today’s audience using imagery as a counterpoint to Coleridge’s iconic text. A lavish soft-cover book containing the text of the poem and colour reproductions of the art works on show is available.
A short review of the exhibition will follow, together with an account of the official opening and Tom Mayberry’s readings from the poem.
ARTlife is an arts service run for and by the people of West Somerset, encouraging creativity by putting people in touch with each other and helping their ideas to flourish. It also supports projects with non-arts agencies including the Coleridge Way. Find out more by visiting www.artlife-somerset.co.uk
contains art is a not-for-profit organisation providing flexible, affordable space for artists, designers and makers. It helps develop and showcase their work and connects with the creative and wider communities of Western Somerset. Find out more by visiting www.containsart.co.uk
Buy the book online at www.containsart.co.uk/rime.html