Last Saturday was the first of the community engagement activities I have planned for this project. I was exceptionally lucky to be joined by local Somerset artist Margaret Micklewright who was on hand to share her vast experience of working with inks.
I met Margaret a couple of years ago and have been lucky enough to work with her a couple of times. Margaret is a painter who has extensive experience of working with ink and teaches privately, with local art groups and children as part of her practice which was really valuable to the project. Unfortunately, Margaret has a bit of a hated of having photos taken so I had to catch her unawares (apologies for the photo Margaret). However, as fellow cake lovers we enjoyed the market enormously and managed to sample quite a bit of the delicious treats on offer as well as having a very productive day meeting and working with many of the visitors.
Margaret currently has work on display at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and at the Artists Gallery, in Wedmore or you can see more on her website
The work created for the Muse project will remain in the Museum until 31st October and can be seen from 1pm-4pm daily.
Andrea Oke is a Somerset based artist who is fascinated by human behaviour and its links to memory. For more information please to to my website