Beacon Art Project: contemporary art at Barrington Court

Please join us for
September Artist's Lunchtime Talk
Barrington court, Nr Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0NQ 

Tuesday 28 September

Gerard Williams
Arundel, 1993

The starting points of Gerard Williams’ work are varied but are very much part of our everyday world. This sculpture is an enlarged standard British moulding profile used in mass produced wooden skirtings, architraves, picture rails etc. that adorn our homes. It has been meticulously crafted using wood, veneer and fabric. One of a series of sculptures, all the titles used  are the names of historic British towns: Dover, York, Chepstow, Monmouth, Caernarfon. The fabrics used in the series range from cheap nylon to hand woven silk.
Sited in the spartan surroundings of the kitchen Arundel offers us an unusual perspective upon these common architectural features, inviting us to look at the world afresh.

Gerard Williams will be speaking about his work at the artist's lunchtime talk on 28 September at 1.30pm. Booking is not necessary but if you wish to reserve a seat or have any queries, please email

Admission to the talk is free for National Trust members. For non-members entry is free with a printed voucher available from the Scion website
we hope to see you there,

with best wishes from the Beacon team.


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