Contains Art is an exciting arts venue on Watchet's quayside providing artists' studios, a space for exhibitions and events and a networking centre for West Somerset's creative industries.

Contains Art launched on 6th July 2013, following months of planning and a final five weeks of hard work, by a largely volunteer workforce, to convert the three shipping containers into a smart gallery space and four bright, comfortable working studios. Contains Art is managed as a not-for-profit enterprise by Contains Art CIC.

Contains Art is a place for creative people to work, learn and meet informally. There are a range of opportunities for practitioners to exhibit and sell work and to develop professionally. The project is now entering its fourth season of exhibitions and events and an exciting programme is lining up for 2016.

To find out more visit our website and sign up to receive newsletters (email), come to Creatives Club (last Thursday of every month, Esplanade Club, Watchet, 6pm) or follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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Contains Art

East Quay
TA23 0AH

Telephone: 07866 730 093

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Unfamiliar Territories: Sara Dudman RWA &amp; Jenny Graham / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-24T00:00:00Z">Mon 24 Apr 2017</span>Unfamiliar Territories: Sara Dudman RWA & Jenny Graham / Mon 24 Apr 2017

Saturday 06 May 2017 – Monday 29 May 2017 Opening Hours: 11am - 4pm, Wed - Sun & daily during holidays Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, T...

JEREMY COOPER: POSTCARDS / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-07T00:00:00Z">Fri 07 Apr 2017</span>JEREMY COOPER: POSTCARDS / Fri 07 Apr 2017

April, May and June 2017 Gathering postcards since the early 1980s, Jeremy Cooper has amassed a collection of over three thousand after a practice ...

Richard Broomhall: Severn Sea / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-03-17T00:00:00Z">Fri 17 Mar 2017</span>Richard Broomhall: Severn Sea / Fri 17 Mar 2017

Richard Broomhall: Severn Sea 01/04/17-01/05/17 Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ open Wed – sun & daily during holidays ‘B...

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Unfamiliar Territories: Sara Dudman RWA &amp; Jenny Graham / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-06T00:00:00Z">Sat 06</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2017-05-29T00:00:00Z">Mon 29 May 2017</span> <span>(3 weeks)</span>Unfamiliar Territories: Sara Dudman RWA & Jenny Graham / Sat 06 to Mon 29 May 2017 (3 weeks) Saturday 06 May 2017 – Monday 29 May 2017 Opening Hours: 11am - 4pm, Wed - Sun & daily during holidays ...

Art, Technology: Progress? Container Conversation / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-21T00:00:00Z">Fri 21 Apr 2017</span>Art, Technology: Progress? Container Conversation / Fri 21 Apr 2017

Art, Technology: Progress? Container Conversation, 7pm 21/04/17 Richard Broomhall w/ Darren Hall, The Green Party Location: Contains Art, East Qua...

Container Conversation: Richard Broomhall w/ Darren Hall / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-04-21T00:00:00Z">Fri 21 Apr 2017</span>Container Conversation: Richard Broomhall w/ Darren Hall / Fri 21 Apr 2017

Container Conversation w/ Darren Hall, rising star of The Green Party 7pm 21/04/17 £12 entry Join Richard for an intimate and relaxing evening w...

My Opportunities

The Time Machine: Call for Submissions / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-02-03T00:00:00Z">Fri 03 Feb 2017</span>The Time Machine: Call for Submissions / Fri 03 Feb 2017

Where will we be some 80,500 years from now? Calling for submissions of a new publication and exhibition of The Time Machine by H.G.Wells, to coincide...

Sale of Artists&apos; Seasonal Cards / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-11-24T00:00:00Z">Thu 24 Nov 2016</span>Sale of Artists' Seasonal Cards / Thu 24 Nov 2016

We are inviting Contains Art artist supporters to contribute cards for sale from the Contains Art gallery during the weekend 25-27 November. The weeke...

Shifting Somerset Exhibition Opportunities / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-02-29T00:00:00Z">Mon 29 Feb 2016</span>Shifting Somerset Exhibition Opportunities / Mon 29 Feb 2016

We are delighted to invite applicants to apply for two Arts Council-supported month-long exhibition opportunities - one in summer 2016 and one in late...

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Contains Art StudiosContains Art Studios

Would you like a studio in a new art space overlooking Watchet’s ancient harbour? Creatives Club CIC wishes to firm up tenancies before the end of ...

Temporary Harbourside WorkspaceTemporary Harbourside Workspace

Don't want to spend the winter working in a cold damp shed? Fancy working by the sea? Want to join in the adventure at Somerset's newest arts venue?...

Contains Art Studio VacancyContains Art Studio Vacancy

Contains Art currently has a vacant studio to offer to a creative practitioner who would be interested in being part of, and helping to develop, thi...