A new icon for Taunton

To make Taunton visible, you have to see it…

Taunton centric

Taunton is the County Town of Somerset.

Its historic importance is well documented. But today it is known to many as no more than a junction on the M5 motorway, not as a place to visit. It is no longer a destination town.

Arts Taunton wants to help change that. As part of our mission to bring genuine public benefit to Taunton through culture we’re hoping to commission a new public artwork for Taunton people and the wider world. It will stand at Junction 25 of the M5, beside the main gateway to the town, as an iconic statement of Taunton’s rich past, its aspirations today and its belief in a vibrant future.

The precise location for this artwork has been carefully researched. It lies on land owned by Somerset County Council who have promised material support to help us develop a business plan. Equally, Somerset West and Taunton Council, and two other corporate sponsors have pledged their support.

As a first step we are raising funds to develop our proposals.

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