Welcome to the Quartz Festival website

The Quartz Festival 2014 will be held at Queen’s College, Taunton from Monday 29th September to Saturday 11th October. To celebrate the 10thanniversary of the festival, this year's Quartz will be extended by a week to incorporate the Quartz Festival of Dance, which will feature a number of special workshops and performances. 

Throughout the Quartz Festival, the public are invited to visit our site, and to take a look around the sculpture and art on show. The café adjacent to the free exhibition is open throughout the festival. With a unique and exciting art exhibition and a vibrant line-up of evening performances there is much to enjoy at Quartz 2014.

Our goal is to create an artistic event of the highest professional and creative level, giving visitors an enriching and stimulating experience. The art exhibition, indoors and outdoors, is open to professional artists living in the South West; most of the work will be for sale, much of it highly affordable. The local community will also have a strong presence at this year's Quartz Festival as the site will be hosting the sculptures from the Taunton Deane Dragon Trail.

Most days of the festival will see a performance event staged in the evening, with shows catering for every taste. Come back soon to find out more about the 2014 line up.

Our dynamic but personal festival provides a great opportunity for local artists and national performers to showcase their talents to the people of the South West and we do hope you will join us at Quartz 2014. You can follow our updates on Twitter or our Facebook page. 



Please email sr@queenscollege.org.uk if you have any general enquiries about the Quartz Festival.

Sara Dudman is our art curator and can be contacted on 

Any schools or large parties wishing to visit the Quartz Festival should contact Jan de Caux on 01823 340880 or  to arrange the most convenient and enjoyable times for groups to visit.