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Art event explores wild landscapes

“Step in stone”, A major art event in Somerset linking culture and environment is open now and continues until Sunday 18th October.

Encounter contemporary artworks while exploring the spectacular wild landscapes of abandoned and working quarries in rural East Mendip.

14 leading local and international artists all with connections to the South West, have created a series of site-specific artworks in response to the nature of quarries and their place in the cultural and industrial heritage of the region.  You will discover fascinating sculpture, land art, photography, textiles, painting, drawing, sound, spatial poetry and printmaking.

Having opened in July, the project is reaching its finale crescendo with its third and final step embracing six venues including one working and two disused quarries.

All 14 diverse artists will be showing together for the first time, to create dynamic indoor exhibitions and an extraordinary experience at Fairy Cave Quarry, with work ranging from the intimate to the extravagant.

A totally free experience, with free apps, free night walk, free live performance, and poetry spoken from the rock faces, culture, science and arts collaborating, it would be a shame to miss it.  Take a picnic, walk the dog and give the children – and adults! – something really different to remember!

The Arts Council England/National Lottery funded step in stone, fuses art with the wonders of the natural landscape through the work of international artists, educators and scientists.  Other sponsors and donors include Mendip Hills Fund, Somerset Art Works, GanesTrust, Frome Town Council, IdeasTap and many more organisations and individuals.

For further details about the trail or to book a step in stone workshop, guided walk or artist talk visit: