The Car Boot Museum


Nunney-based artist Alice Maddicott is creating her own museum in the boot of her car and touring around Somerset: the Car Boot Museum.

The Car Boot Museum

The purpose of her art project is to explore her home county and seek out the hidden meanings of its everyday objects and landscape.

Alice will be joined on her trip by poet Ana Seferovic. Together they will create a collaborative poetic travelogue.

Visitors will be invited to contribute to the museum: write their own ideas and memories of the area and add them to the museum.

Alice’s project is part of a series of site-specific contemporary visual arts commissions to be presented across Somerset during Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2015 responding to the theme of Momentum.

The projects were commissioned by Somerset Arts Week and are funded by the Arts Council.

A final exhibition will take place at 44AD Gallery in Bath during Somerset Art Weeks Festival, from 3 until 18 October 2015.

The Car Boot Museum will travel to the following locations between 1 and 9 August:

The Car Boot Museum Alice MaddicottSAT 1 9.30am Wells Outside Town Hall > 2pm – Wedmore George Inn
SUN 2 10am – Chew Valley Lake Road side parking > 1.30pm – Priddy Village green
MON 3 9.30am – Axbridge Market place > 12noon – Cheddar Gorge By National Trust Shop
TUE 4 10.30am – Steart Marshes Car Park > 3pm – East Quantoxhead
Wed 5 10am – Minehead Outside old hospital > 1.30pm – Porlock Outside visitor centre
Thur 6 10am – Dulverton Outside visitor centre > 1pm – Tarr Steps By the pub > 3pm – Dunkery Beacon
Fri 7 11am – Wiveliscombe > 2pm – Wellington Outside Old Brick Workshops
Sat 8 9.30am – Burrow Mump National Trust Car Park > 11am – Othery Outside village hall
Sun 9 11am – Nunney car park opposite The George at Nunney

Time may very due to traffic and weather. Alice may also stop in between the locations published.

Alice will be posting updates on her Twitter account @ghostsosilver, using the hashtag #CarBootMuseum.

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