The London art scene has come to Crewkerne with an exhibition of contemporary art in the empty shop on the corner of Church Street/Market Street. Abigail Stokes originally from Merriott, whose grandmother Audrey Margaret had a women’s clothes shop at the premises in the 1980’s, Melloney Harvey who grew up in Haselbury Plucknett and Jesse Pollock from Kent, are the three young artists exhibiting their work. The group met when they studied at Camberwell College of Arts and were delighted with the opening event for their exhibition, Lookeeze, in Crewkerne on Saturday afternoon.
The art exhibition has now been re-curated into a window display until its closing event on April 27th from 4 pm – 8 pm, when the shop will be open for visitors to view the paintings and sculptures and meet the young artists, who live in London and regularly display their art in exhibitions in and around the capital city. Jesse Pollock said: “It’s nice to use a brief platform where the public in Crewkerne can see our art. It is a great opportunity for us all to get together and occupy an empty space in the town.”