Join us at Weston Museum from 8th July to the first week of October, Tuesday to Saturday, between 10.00am and 4.00pm, as we proudly present “Humans of Weston,” an extraordinary exhibition curated by the talented artist, Bev G Star.
Bev G Star has seamlessly brought together the diverse and vibrant community of Weston-super-Mare, showcasing their creativity in this captivating exhibition. Prepare to be mesmerised as you witness an array of artwork sourced from events such as the GLOW Festival and the Good Grief Festival. Additionally, you’ll have the privilege of encountering some of the original portraits from Bev’s iconic ‘Humans of Weston’ project.
By attending this exhibition, you will immerse yourself in a world where deep connections have been forged and community spirit thrives. The experiences you gain will be invaluable, leaving you inspired to contemplate your own self-esteem and the significance of expressing yourself creatively. Witness firsthand the transformative power of art as it brings people together and celebrates the rich tapestry of human stories.
We invite you to be a part of this extraordinary journey at Weston Museum, where the community of Weston-super-Mare takes centre stage. Discover the beauty, resilience, and profound sense of belonging that radiates from within the hearts of the people who call this place home. “Humans of Weston” is an exhibition that will leave an indelible mark on your soul, inviting you to explore the depths of your own creative spirit.
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to engage with the extraordinary talent and inspiring narratives of the people of Weston-super-Mare. Mark your calendars and prepare to be captivated from 8th July to the first week of October. Join us between 10.00am and 4.00pm, Tuesday to Saturday, as we celebrate the power of art to unite communities and ignite the spark of imagination.
Bev G Star – Celebrating Community through Art.
Bev G Star is a passionate artist who draws inspiration from her community in Weston-super-Mare. Her artistic journey began with a heartfelt initiative called ‘Humans of Weston,’ which she created as a way to honour and acknowledge the diverse individuals residing in her local area.
Initially, ‘Humans of Weston’ comprised a collection of striking portraits accompanied by life stories.
Growing up on an estate marked by social deprivation, Bev’s personal experiences shaped her perspective on the power of art to bring people together. With this vision in mind, she transformed ‘Humans of Weston’ into a CIC which she is the managing director of and created a platform for fostering connections within the community through creativity. As part of this evolution, she created a local radio show titled ‘Humans of Weston.’
Bev’s passion lies in developing socially engaging projects that empower individuals to stretch their imaginations, cultivate ideas, and showcase their creativity to the world. By doing so, she creates invaluable experiences that forge deep connections, enhances community spirit, and promote self-esteem among participants.
As a visual artist, Bev’s talents have garnered recognition and numerous commissions. She has been commissioned by Upfest, Europe’s largest Street Art & Graffiti festival, where her works have added to the festival’s vibrant atmosphere. Culture Weston, has also sought Bev’s artistic creativity for their Glow event for two consecutive years, including the Super Shrines project and Climate Carnival. Including Weston Arboretum’s light festival.
Recognising the significance of collaboration and community involvement, Bev has collaborated with North Somerset Community Learning, working closely with the wider community. Her inclusive approach knows no boundaries, as she fervently believes in encouraging people from all walks of life to find their voice and take charge in bringing their ideas to life.
Bev G Star’s artistic journey is a testament to the profound impact that art can have on individuals and communities alike. Through her unwavering dedication, she continues to uplift, inspire, and celebrate the people and places that have shaped her life.