North Somerset Artists to showcase work at Promenade

The work of early career artists in North Somerset will be showcased in Weston-super-Mare this September as part of PROMENADE, a new event taking place on the weekend of 15 – 17 September. 

Led by Weston-based, creative producer Sam Francis and supported by Super Culture, the pioneering project considers an ecology of place and our relationship with the environment we live in.

Five new micro-commissions featuring work from selected artists Germaine Budden, Amy Butlin, Rowan Colquhoun, Alice Cunningham and Move until Dusk (MUD) will make up ‘Grains of Sand’, an inspiring, community element of the Promenade Weekender funded by West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA).

The artists have been commissioned for the project following a call-out in the area for creatives establishing their careers to submit their responses to the themes of Promenade through multi-disciplinary contemporary arts and socially engaged practice. 

These responses which explore place, environment, the natural world and the area’s  unique coastal landscape, will be presented at the Promenade Weekender. They will be showcased alongside an uplifting programme of experiences and activities inspired by Weston’s coastline – from site-specific artworks along Weston’s promenade to Birnbeck Pier to performance, music, poetry, film and synchronized swimming at the Marine Lake. 

The Promenade Weekender hub is located at Madeira Gardens, above Marine Lake, and welcomes everyone along during the inaugural event to find out more, take part in workshops, walks and talks and discover an eclectic mix of creative happenings that will animate the landscape with wonder and joy. 

All activities are free to attend, including the new artist commissions and site-specific artworks that can be accessed via an arts trail map. Full programme details will be announced online over the summer at and follow Promenade on Instagram: @promenadeprojects01

Promenade is made possible by funding and support from Arts Council England, West of England Visual Arts Alliance and Super Culture.