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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NEW WAVE / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-09-13T00:00:00Z">Wed 13 Sep 2017</span>NEW WAVE / Wed 13 Sep 2017

23/09/17 – 08/10/17 Open 11am-6pm Toni Davey has long held a fascination for Hokusai's woodcut, the Great Wave. In her quest to achieve a gre...

Jennifer Taylor: Silence Beach / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-09-13T00:00:00Z">Wed 13 Sep 2017</span>Jennifer Taylor: Silence Beach / Wed 13 Sep 2017

Jennifer Taylor: Silence beach 19/10/17 - 12/11/17 Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ 11am-4pm Wed – sun & daily during holid...

The Time Machine: Exhibition &amp; Publication / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2017-09-02T00:00:00Z">Sat 02 Sep 2017</span>The Time Machine: Exhibition & Publication / Sat 02 Sep 2017

The Time Machine by H G Wells: New Exhibition & Publication 23/08/17 – 17/09/17 Contains Art, East Quay, Watchet, Somerset, TA23 0AQ Open Wed – Sun...

My Events

Dylan Fox: Rituals of Tourism / <span itemprop="startDate" content="2018-04-28T00:00:00Z">Sat 28 Apr</span> to <span  itemprop="endDate" content="2018-06-03T00:00:00Z">Sun 03 Jun 2018</span> <span>(1 month)</span>Dylan Fox: Rituals of Tourism / Sat 28 Apr to Sun 03 Jun 2018 (1 month)

Rituals of Tourism, the new exhibition by Dylan Fox will be the artist’s third solo-show since graduating with BA (Hons) in Fine Art at the University...

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...

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...

My Spaces

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...