Monday, 29 May 2017

Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition Opening Night

The Bath Society of Artists Summer Exhibition takes place in the main gallery on the ground floor in the Victoria Art Gallery annually. The opening night is always well attended, this year was even more packed with artists and their friends than usual, on a steamy evening.
Prof Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art and Design  opened the show with an excellent talk about her involvement in art, specifically the Jerwood Drawing prize, which she is the founding Director of, and her latest project, a Drawing Centre in Trowbridge which she talks about in her fascinating interview with Josephine Corcoran
Do click on the links to find out more about Anita Taylor.
I took a few photos of the evening, which give an idea of the atmosphere:
 Above is a first attempt to photograph those giving speeches, then below a photo taken holding the phone high in the air, shows Chair Susanna Lisle introducing the speakers
I then tried to photograph Tim Carroll's entries, but it was difficult to get close to them, so here's the first one 'Caryatids holding up the Roof' was used twice in the Bath Magazine to advertise this exhibition.
Below you can see people on the grass, titled 'Love's Labours Lost', also by Tim. It's alluding to the Shakespeare play of the same name.
and barely visible a 6 person Stoneware ceramic sculpture seen the the right of the lady wearign the blue jacket's shoulder.

Above a general view with free standing sculpture, and a photo below that of the fabulous balloons in Bath presumably for the Bath Festival, on a sunny day they are magnificent.

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