january, 2024

20jan(jan 20)10:00 am06may(may 6)5:00 pmExhibition: People Came For Tea and Stayed Forever

Event Details

Opening on Saturday, 20th of January at East Quay, Watchet is People Came For Tea and Stayed Forever, an exhibition of new and existing works by Bristol-based artist Sam Francis. This exhibition, a response to the Nettlecombe estate in Exmoor National Park, Somerset, draws inspiration from the artistic legacy of this rural haven and explores its rich history and mythologies.

Nettlecombe, meaning ‘valley of nettles’, is famously shown in Alexander Hollweg’s iconic woodcut print, Country Dance, depicting its idyllic rural setting in West Somerset. In this exhibition, Francis delves into the creative culture and mythologies of Nettlecombe, revealing layers of community, history, and the intersection of art, labour, and the working of the land.

Come along to the opening party, taking place on Saturday, 20th of January from 6pm at East Quay. Drinks and nibbles will be available from the East Quay Kitchen. The exhibition runs until the 6th  of May 2024, and the Galleries are open between 10am – 5pm, Monday – Sunday.

You can find more information on our website, here: https://www.eastquaywatchet.co.uk/articles/coming-soon-people-came-for-tea-and-stayed-forever



January 20 (Saturday) 10:00 am - May 6 (Monday) 5:00 pm

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