27 MAY – 1 SEPTEMBER, 2017:

Dunster Visitor Centre
Dunster Steep, TA24 6SE
Open Mon-Sun 10 am – 5 pm

Opening night: 26 May 5-7 pm, fund-raising event for the Exmoor Pony Centre and the Exmoor Pony Project – open for all


Lynmouth National Park Centre
The Esplanade, Lynmouth, EX35 6EQ

13 NOVEMBER – 24 DECEMBER, 2017:
3 The Parade, Minehead, TA24 5NL


The initial idea behind the Running Wild exhibition was a desire to create pictures of the wild Exmoor ponies that would challenge the traditional imagery seen of these iconic animals. The curator, photographer Nina Dodd brought together nine Exmoor-based photographers and asked them to create images of the ponies over a period of six months in 2016-17. The result is an engaging collection of images, presented in a multiple of genres and post-processing styles. A show of taking on a traditional topic and running wild with it.


Opening night on the 26th of May 5-7 pm at Dunster Visitor Centre is also a fund-raising event for the Exmoor Pony Centre and the Exmoor Pony Project and is open for all.


Geoff Baylis

Photographer, Picture framer

Alex Dodd

Creative Media student

Nina Dodd


Gaynor Gough


Laura Grant

Artist, Photographer

Paula Kirby


Jack Mccausland

Visual Media student

Stuart Warstat


Dawn Westcott

Photo by Paula Kirby

Date for the Diary: Wing Beats 3 Oct – 17 Oct 2015

featuring Jackie Morris, Tamsin Abbott, Eleanor Bartleman and Maria Mayle

Saturday 3rd October  – 17th October 2015

Open daily 10am – 5pm closed Sundays

Venue: Number Seven, Dulverton

Necklace by Maria Mayle

Necklace by Maria Mayle

 The theme of this year’s SAW festival is momentum and the work of the three artists being showcased at Number Seven Dulverton certainly captures an uplifting sense of freedom and movement.

Eleanor Bartleman’s ceramic foxes dance on dainty feet and Tamsin Abbott’s birds soar above the tree canopy amidst glass skies.

Wild Swan by Jackie Morries

Wild Swan by Jackie Morries

Author and illustrator Jackie Morris will be celebrating the publication of Wild Swans, a tale of transformation, patience and love. Inspired by this magical text silversmith Maria Mayle will be unveiling a sensitive collection of jewellery. The original artwork for Wild Swans will also be on display, alongside new works by Jackie playing with the theme of wished for flight and freedom – although some may appear to be a little disillusioned.

Number Seven promises that you will leave wishing to be fleet footed, winged and wild.

Wing Beats is part of the wider SOMERSET ART WEEKS FESTIVAL 2015 and is venue 116