NGS Art Trail at Little Yarford Farmhouse 20th May – 23rd May 2016
As part of the National Garden Scheme GoCreate Taunton organised and curated an art trail and childrens art activities at Little Yarford Farmhouse in Kingston St Mary. Exhibiting Artists include Ian Houlton, Debbi Sutton, Melanie Deegan, Fon Cosens , Liz Sparkes, Sue Heys and Richard Balman. Read More
Taunton’s first mass yarn bombing, set in motion by GoCreate for Taunton Live Arts Festival, turned out to be far more sensational than anybody imagined. In October 2014, local knitters and crocheters were asked to participate in producing pieces to dress Taunton for the festival. Existing knitting groups were invited to join in and new groups set up, and there was mention of a cup for the best display.
Soon, ambitions climbed beyond simple knitted squares and on July 17th 2015, when the results of months of hard work were installed for the 8-day festival, the results were stunning. Read more
Taunton Live – 18 and 25 July 2015
GoCreate Taunton CIC worked alongside Taunton Festival of the Arts, to create a week of activities which celebrated all genres of the arts. These included events, gigs, exhibitions, music, demonstrations, workshops, schools arts competition, schools poetry competition, talks, performances awareness raisers and much more. To achieve this remarkable week, GoCreate worked closely with other organisations working in the arts in Taunton and with local businesses who acted as host to our artists over the week. Read more
Constellation Project 25 September 2015
The Constellation project was been commissioned by Stand Against Violence and designed by GoCreate Taunton to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the death of Lloyd Fouracre who, like a comet, has become a symbol for change in our society. It was designed to serve to raise awareness of the work of Stand Against Violence and to provide the basis for future work in schools concerning the consequences of violence. Read more
Schools Open Arts Competition July 2015
The 2015 Schools Open Arts Competition showcased 2D, 3D, Photography and poetry work by students aged 14 – 19 years who live in or attend school in Taunton Deane. The competition featured cash awards, certificates of merit, a prize giving ceremony and a month long public exhibition of entries selected by a panel of judges. Consideration is now being given to next years competition and schools who might be interested in participating urged to contact GoCreate Taunton.
Primary School Work
Work produced by local schoolchildren in response to GoCreate’s initiatives was on display around Taunton during Taunton Live2015. This included a village of tepees decorated with West Country whipping by Primary School children. Funding is currently being sought for further initiatives which are designed to inspire creativity in younger childen! – for more information contact our schools co-ordinator Liz Hutchin. Read more