Somerset Art Works 

Creative Pathways ACEarts

Emerging Artist 2018 Bursary Award Winner

September 2018

Creative Pathways is a professional development programme that aims to provide tailor-made support for Somerset Art Works members to develop their practice and to deliver high-quality work.


This programme gifted Rebecca with an open studio at ACEarts, Somerton working alongside Somerset Artist Lydia Needle, best known for her outstanding FIFTY BEES projects. Rebecca produced a body of work, which explored the fascinating world of seeds and their sustainability.


Read more about the Creative Pathways programme

Artist Rebecca Bruton, Hattie Moore, Luminara Star and Georgina Towler were selected to receive a Creative Pathways Bursary this year to access to mentoring support and create new work as part of the Somerset Open Studios Event (15th – 30th September 2018).

SAW would like to thank ACEarts and Contains Art for their support with this year’s Creative Pathways programme. Creative Pathways is funded by Friends of SAW and Arts Council England.




Creative Pathways is part of Somerset Art Works’ Artist Development Programme which includes bursaries, mentoring, networking, events and advisory support for Somerset Art Works’ artist members at different stages of their practice.


“I am over the moon to be awarded the Creative Pathways 2018: ACEarts Bursary and is honoured that I will be working in the amazing gallery space alongside artist mentor Lydia Needle. I am keen to embrace the opportunity to immerse myself into the Somerset community of artists and makers. I am most excited to receive mentoring and advice from SAW and ACEarts that will help me develop my own creative practice and to forge links that will last beyond the event itself.”

Rebecca Bruton


As part of this project, Rebecca blogged her journey from researching her initial vision to the execution of her artworks. 

Rebecca Bruton @ ACEarts
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