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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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...

Extra: Mystery Magazine Arts Subscription Package / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-02-14T00:00:00Z">Tue 14 Feb 2017</span>Extra: Mystery Magazine Arts Subscription Package / Tue 14 Feb 2017

At the end of last year, we launched our new subscriptions package 'extra'. It is an eclectic mix of cultural findings sourced by us to excite and ent...

James Marsden: Thousand Year Series 26th May - 19th June / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-05-26T00:00:00Z">Thu 26 May 2016</span>James Marsden: Thousand Year Series 26th May - 19th June / Thu 26 May 2016

Thousand Year Series 26.05.2016- 19.06.2016 11am-4pm Wednesday-Sunday James Marsden, based in the South West, is a painter and draftsman who...

My Events

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...

Christmas Exhibition and Card Sale and Open Studios / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-11-26T00:00:00Z">Sat 26</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2016-11-27T00:00:00Z">Sun 27 Nov 2016</span> <span>(2 days)</span>Christmas Exhibition and Card Sale and Open Studios / Sat 26 to Sun 27 Nov 2016 (2 days)

We are planning to have a little pop-up, seasonal show in the Contains Art gallery over the weekend 25-27 November focused on artists' Christmas/ seas...

Seaside Shakespeare / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2016-06-25T00:00:00Z">Sat 25 Jun 2016</span>Seaside Shakespeare / Sat 25 Jun 2016

Saturday 25th June 2pm - 5pm Join in with a ShakespearianTreasure Hunt around the town. Beginning 2pm, 3pm and 4pm at Contains Art. Plus great ...

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...