BUT IS IT ART?
Friday 26th January – Sunday 11th February: 12.00-5.00pm
Opening Evening Thursday 25th January: 6.00-8.00pm
A group of figures react to an unseen work of art, capturing a variety of emotions; curiosity, fascination, bewilderment, even hostility. It is up to us, the viewer to recreate the invisible work in our minds eye, and depending upon its nature, our perception of the character of the sculpted gallery goers changes.
Centred on the completed figure group and accompanied by preparatory drawings and documentary photos, the body of work in this exhibition is the result of a project by one of Bath Artists’ Studios longest standing classes led by sculptor Sue Larner.
The group aim to use this exhibition as a springboard from which to secure the eventual realisation of the piece as a permanent work for a public space in Bath.
THE NATURE OF PLACE: HOUSE AND SCULPTURE BY TONKIN LIU
Friday 17th November – Tuesday 5th December 12.00pm-5.00pm
Tonkin Liu is a London-based multidisciplinary architecture studio with a highly original and acclaimed portfolio of radical houses and large scale public sculptures. Through models, photographs and drawings, the studio presents a selection of their most celebrated projects, showcased collectively for the first time.
The projects demonstrate a seamless interconnectivity between architecture, art and nature. Each is a bespoke product of its unique context; finely tuned to the place it is sited, the people who occupy it, and the culture that surrounds it. The work spans fifteen years of practice and includes the ‘Singing Ringing Tree’, one of 21 British Landmarks of the 21st Century, and several RIBA Award-winning houses.
ANYA BEAUMONT AND CLARE WINNAN
Friday 20th – Tuesday 31st October, 12pm-5pm
An exhibition of work produced by two artists who have recently participated in the residency exchange initiative between Town Hall Arts in Trowbridge and Bath Artists’ Studios.
Anya Beaumont is an artist, mapper and lecturer. Contrasts in the physical environment and its influence have been a significant factor in her practice. WIthin her observations of place, concerns of contemporary life infiltrate the pieces and sit alongside musings on Britain’s architectural story. This is most often manifested in the obsessive, labour intensive cutting and arranging of a great many pieces but also the use of artificial colours and media applied to organic forms. Anya received an MA in Fine Art Theory and Practice from Middlesex University in 2004 and has since been engaged in a number of projects including residencies, commissions and making large scape maps. Anya relocated to Corsham from London in 2015,
Clare Winnan uses sculpture and installation to create seductive yet disturbing works that draw on the tensions between often delicate objects and their more sinister underlying messages. By using unlikely media to realise her ideas, Clare creates a world of contradiction where innocence is paired with violence; where death comes to life; and where the vibrancy of life is cages or bottled antiquity. A preoccupation with childhood and family memories often finds its way into the work, filtered through the passage of time and the experiences of life. THese themes are explored throuhg found objects which come ready-made with nostalgia and meaning. Clare obsessively collects and hoards these objects always on the look out for insects, doll parts, skulls and doll furniture at every opportunity.
Clare and Anya will give a lunchtime talk about their work on Wednesday 25th October at 12.30pm
SILENT AUCTION 2017
Royal United Hospital Central Corridor: Until 20 September 2017
At Bath Artists’ Studios: 22-24 September 2017
Felicity Bowers: ‘Another Mix Up’
For the second year, Bath Artists’ Studios and Art At The Heart are collaborating to hold a ‘Silent Auction’ of works donated by studio members. Consisting of a series of specially produced pieces on 12″x12″ panels, this exhibition shows the diversity of creative talent at BAS from abstract to traditionally figurative works encompassing painting, printmaking, collage, ceramics and photography.
Member of the public will be able to bid for works whilst it is on display at the RUH and at Bath Artists’ Studios where they will be exhibited during our 20th Anniversary Open Studios Weekend from 22nd-24th September.
For the first time, Bath Artists’ Studios and Art At The Heart are teaming up with Love From The Artist to make images of the works available as greetings cards http://www.lovefromtheartist.com
All proceeds of funds raised through this project will be dedicated to the work of our two organisations.
A reserve price of £75 will be applied to ‘one off’ artworks and £35 for editioned pieces (photography and print). Bids can be made at both the Hospital and during our Open Studios weekend or by visiting Art At The Heart’s website http://artatruh.org/exhibitions/temporary-programme/central-exhibition/