Summer Harvest


Joan­na Bri­ar & Jill Davies visu­al dia­logue of exper­i­men­tal imagery

24/09/22 – 08/10/22
Opening Times
Sun–Mon, Closed
Tue–Sat, 10:00 – 17:00
Meet the artists Saturday 24th September 11am.

Since October 2021, Somerset artists Joanna Briar and Jill Davies have used postal exchanges of work to create a visual dialogue of experimental imagery – including drawing with natural pigments and found organic matter; burning, smoking and cutting paper, all directly related to the emotional content of the piece or the place it describes. Building a visual story of their shared experience, documented through the multiple postcard-size pieces they have made together, expresses their experiences of their local landscapes and their growing creative relationship. They have found sanctuary in the natural world and in making/connecting creatively.

Through their collaboration, Joanna and Jill have developed the confidence to take risks, experiment and broaden their creative practice. They were able to emerge from feeling stuck after being isolated and it gave them personal and creative safe-sanctuary.

The #MySpaceMySanctuary project has now extended into the community and to reach a diverse audience Joanna and Jill are running a series of pop-up workshops and calling for participants through social media to make landscape-inspired postcards. The postcards will show relationships to outdoor spaces that provide sanctuary whilst thoughts and feelings will be recorded on the back. Bringing the many postcards together in one large installation will be a poignant image of connection, shared creativity and reflect the many experiences of special outdoor spaces.

For further information about taking part in the project, please contact: