6th April 2019 - 29th June 2019

Students from Danesfield Middle School in Williton are exhibiting artworks inspired by the vibrant paintings of Somerset modernist Doris Hatt.

The Museum’s spring exhibition ‘A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt’ opened on March 16.

Working with Contains Art and local artist Lyn Mowat, Danesfield students visited the exhibition and undertook workshops in the art of monoprinting.

The exhibition of their work, ‘Lessons in Colour’, opens in the Museum’s Hammet Room on Saturday 6 April until 29 June. It is free to view.

“Monoprinting is a method of creativity that allows scope for free thinking and this would have been greatly approved of by Doris,” Lyn Mowat, Artist

Education was an issue close to the heart of the artist Doris Hatt. Our project with Danesfield students, Contains Art and local artist Lyn Mowat, continues this legacy.

The project is made possible through the Department for Education funded programme ‘Museums and Schools’, administered by Arts Council England.

Photos courtesy of Jon Barrett/Contain Art

STAR – Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation

The exhibition, ‘A Life in Colour: The Art of Doris Hatt’ is being produced in partnership with The Court Gallery.

To accompany the exhibition the Gallery has produced a book, ‘Doris Hatt: Revolutionary Artist.’ The proceeds from the book are going to STAR – Somerset Trust for Arts & Recreation. STAR is a Somerset charity that provides opportunities for children and young people to build and develop resilience through taking part in music, sport, art and recreational activities.


The Art of Education

Read more about Doris’ education work

Pencil line sketch of children drawingRead More

Dates and locations

  • Saturday, 6th April 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019, 10:00 - 5:00