Our passion is community art, social cohesion and wellbeing, with a focus on environmental messaging and recycling. Here are some of the projects we are currently working on- to see our past projects keep scrolling down.
Secret Gardens of Shepton Mallet
This project aims to make use of neglected plots of land, transforming urban pockets into accessible secret gardens. Using waste materials generated by the local community we will be running workshops within the spaces to teach people new skills and support mental health and well being.
Wizard of Woz Festival
Date: Friday 25th June
The exhibition is finally here loads of different art and installations all Wizard Of Oz inspired. Inside the bank we have an environmental art exhibition featuring work produced in collaboration between artists and the community and using recycled materials. There will also be a programme of live music, spoken word, theatre and comedy throughout the year inspired by the Wizard of Oz.
Date: Opening Thursday 29th July
Working in collaboration with our LGBTQ+ community in Shepton Mallet. We are running an LGBTQ+ season with different events. Watch out for plays, music and performance.
Date: They are back every Wednesday 11-3.
Every week we host this day at the Art Bank, incorporating a talking cafe (run by the Mendip Health Connectors), low cost food and drinks and free arts and crafts sessions. Everyone welcome
Shepton Mallet Bird Trail
Date: Oct-Dec 2020
There are seven artworks created by local artists using primarily recycled or natural materials. Each artwork pays tribute to a species of bird we can all find in and around Shepton Mallet. A project in collaboration with the Town Council and Somerset Wildlife Trust.
Shepton On Show 2020
Date: 16th Oct 2020
An evening of theatrical fantasy on Shepton Mallet High Street, showcasing fine independent spirit, a collaboration between business owners, artists, performers, organisations and writers.