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Inch by IN:CH - a travelling project

  • South West
  • combined arts, interdisciplinary arts, libraries, museums, theatre, visual arts
  • Fiona Campbell


Inch by IN:CH is an artist-led travelling exhibition, spiralling round South West UK. From shop windows to woodland glades, steam railways to parks, the project brings contemporary art out of galleries and into community spaces. 

Considering transition, interchange and the transportation of ideas, 11 artists have created artwork in cases. Integral to the exhibition, each case contributes to the work. Some are large, with work spilling beyond its frame; others are smaller, more self-contained. Some request viewers to stand back and wonder, while others invite you to peer closer and become more intimate. Ranging in size, scope and materiality, the artworks reflect diverse practices including painting, sound, assemblage, sculpture and light. 

A series of ongoing events to engage the public include Drawing from Cases, Experimental Shadow Drawing, Window Drawing Performance, Workshops, Artists-in-Conversations and Brief Encounters. Visitors are invited to drop by and join in.  Some workshops are bookable via Eventbrite.

The project launched on 29 May in transformed garages opposite Victoria Park, part of Fringe Arts Bath (until 13 June).  During Frome Festival (3-11 July), some pieces will be in shop windows, others in Frome Museum, in parts of the building rarely open to visitors. There will be drop-in wire workshops in the museum, drawing sessions, and a performative window drawing at Jude’s of Frome, 9 July 8.15-9.15pm. 

From 21-31 July, the work travels to East Somerset Railway, part of the Strawberry line. Events will include sculpture workshops and Artists-in-Conversation (24/25 July).  In August the project tours to Backwell Playhouse for a Shadow Drawing Workshop, then Bristol Library/College Green for a Brief Encounter. It ends on 3 Oct ’21 at the Gauge Museum, West Somerset Railway.


Suze Adams 

Linda Ashe 

Fiona Campbell  

Philippa Edwards  

Angel Greenham 

Anna Kot  

Ally McGinn  

Vicky McKay 

Kelly M O’Brien 

Shirley Sharp 

James Thornton  

Sponsors include The Arts Society, Somerset Art Works, Gane Trust, Fringe Arts Bath, East and West Somerset Railways, Found Outdoors, Cranmore Parish Council and individuals.

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Instagram: @inchbyinchuk

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Photo, Crowds enjoying Garden of Light, by TILT. Lumiere London 2016, produced by Artichoke, supported by Mayor of London. Credit Matthew Andrews 2016.

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