Thursday, 24 July 2014

Bath Society of Artists Members' Exhibition in the Mariners Gallery, St.Ives 14th July-1st August

Peter Davies kindly arranged a summer exhibition in the Mariners Gallery, in St.Ives for anyone in the Bath Society of Artists who wanted to take part. The St.Ives Society of Artists which was founded in 1927, moved to the former Mariners Church in 1945, and purchased the building in 1956. The Society has played a significant role in the cultural heritage of the town, so we were very pleased to be able to take part in an exhibition there.
The Private View of the exhibition was on the 16th of July with a talk by Peter Davies, so what better reason to visit St.Ives again, superb last week, alternately drenched in sunshine and rain from a particularly vigorous thunderstorm on Thursday night viewed from the safety of the Harbour Hotel's dining room.
Here's the approach to the gallery:

 With the Bath Society of Artists exhibition advertised outside:
 The building once inside is very dramatic with high ceilings, a perfect place to exhibit
 Above Peter Davies can just be seen giving his talk  about his book on the history of Bath Society of Artists and was applauded loudly. Quite a few of the BSA members had come along which was great.
 And looking the other way towards the entrance:
 The first thing we looked for was Tim's painting, and here it is looking very distinctive
 and wonderful:
There are a few more shots of the exhibition
 I particularly liked this painting by Fiona McIntyre entitled 'Crams, St.Agnes'
 Below is 'Hallway Scene No 3' by Richard Twose
 There is also a large gallery space in the crypt where there was an exhibition by Jenny Beavan and Stuart Thorn
 This piece below caught my eye, it's by Jenny Beavan and called 'Energised Water'
There was a piece on them in a local paper, hard to read, better to click on the webpage links.

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