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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Container Conversation: Unfamiliar Territories / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 May 2017</span>Container Conversation: Unfamiliar Territories / Tue 23 May 2017

Thursday 25 May 2017 7pm Admission Fee: £12 Booking essential Join us for this exciting and engaging talk as the artists an...

Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954 / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-05-23T00:00:00Z">Tue 23 May 2017</span>Matisse: Drawing with Scissors. Late Works 1950-1954 / Tue 23 May 2017

Wednesday 31 May 2017 – Sunday 25 June 2017 Opening Hours: 11am-4pm Wed-Sun & daily during holidays Matisse: Drawing with Scissors, a Hayward Tour...

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...

My Events

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

West Somerset Open: Changing Times / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-06-12T00:00:00Z">Mon 12 Jun 2017</span>West Somerset Open: Changing Times / Mon 12 Jun 2017

Call for Entries: Artists living and working in West Somerset are invited to produce artworks on the theme of ‘Changing Times’. Whether political unce...

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...

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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...