STRIPES – The Participatory Art Pod

An ever-changing artwork can be witnessed as all the surfaces within Pod 5 are given up to redecorable notions. Commissioning the East Quay artist in residence to paint/draw/sculpt as they wish, as part of the gallery curation, the compact space celebrates alterity.

Working with members of the Watchet (and wider) community – whilst also allowing visitors to continue adding – guests are afforded a truly unique and exciting stay

The space plays unexpected role as a trainspotter’s paradise – its gallery window looks out over the West Somerset Railway line – affording unparalleled views of vintage steam locomotives chugging gently past.

Photo © Jesse Wild

During construction, Pod 5 made an entry in the truly madcap Watchet Bathtub Race 2021