About Us

Our belief is that fine art is indeed a necessity rather than a luxury, particularly in an uncertain world. But the way in which it is presented is changing. Axle Arts, formerly known as Bath Contemporary, is still based in the city of Bath and is embracing this change. We have chosen to move away from the traditional gallery, offering instead a more personal curatorial service where we can present our selected artists to our clients based upon a clearer knowledge of what they are looking for in this highly subjective field. We can advise on the selection of fine art for the home or the office through a personalised consultation with fine art trained Director and owner, Bridget Sterling. Bridget has worked in the fine art industry for over ten years. She has a reputation for selecting contemporary work of the highest quality, which exhibits not only artists of talent but also those who display curiosity, intelligence and originality in their work.

Axle Arts works in partnership with Bath Spa University offering an education programme to three fine art students every year as part of their Professional Practice Module. We also work with the volunteer programme at the Holburne Museum, offering those interested in exploring a career in fine art the opportunity to gain experience in the commercial sector. As part of our current development we intend to expand our education programme to include post graduate studies.

Axle Arts extends beyond fine art to other creative arts including music, dance, film and performing arts. Bridget Sterling is also a trustee of the Chapel Arts Foundation which supports young aspiring professionals in all these fields to gain essential experience.