Journeys in Art

The Museum of Somerset, Taunton
14 November 2023 - 9 March 2024
10.00am - 5.00 pm
Free to all

A retrospective of paintings and sculpture by Alexander Hollweg (1936 – 2020)

'Journeys in Art' is a vibrant display of paintings and sculpture by Modern British artist Alexander Hollweg (1936-2020). Hollweg painted for many years from the Nettlecombe estate, home to a creative community of artists, musicians and writers in West Somerset.

The exhibition will display watercolours of pastoral and industrial scenes inspired by Hollweg’s life in Somerset and London. Local depictions include the hamlet of Yarde, Willett Tower and Watchet, a place Hollweg loved. Portraits and still life paintings also feature, together with woodcuts. Visitors will be able to see some of the 40 painted wooden sculptures that were exhibited at Hollweg’s first major exhibition, held at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 1971. It was this show which led to his work being exhibited internationally, including in Italy and New York. His best-known work, the woodcut ‘Country Dance’, was commissioned to celebrate the bicentenary of the birth of John Constable in 1976 and is now part of the Tate Collection. One of Hollweg’s largest and most ambitious commissions, is a mural for the Charlotte Street Hotel in London, which was completed in 2000.

‘Journeys in Art’ has been produced in partnership with The Court Gallery.

Open Tues - Sat. Give What You Think.

This listing is supplied by one of our museum partners and is not moderated by Art Fund.

Get a National Art Pass and explore The Museum of Somerset

You'll see more art and your membership will help museums across the UK

National Art Pass offers available at The Museum of Somerset

Free exhibitions
IndividualTiana Clarke Please note this is an example card and not a reflection of the final product

How to get there

The Museum of Somerset

Taunton Castle, Castle Green, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 4AA
01823 255088

Free to all

Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday
10am to 5pm

For current opening hours please check our website: museumofsomerset.org.uk

How to get there

IndividualTiana Clarke Please note this is an example card and not a reflection of the final product

The more you see, the more we do.

The National Art Pass lets you enjoy free entry to hundreds of museums, galleries and historic places across the UK, while raising money to support them.

Are your sure you want to leave checkout?