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Endré Roder New Work 2017

21st August - 16th September 2017

A selection of new work from ever popular artist Endré Roder.

Looking Glass

Looking Glass

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Featured Artist: Nicholas Turner

7th August - 19th August 2017

We welcome Nicholas Turner back to the gallery this summer with a featured artist exhibition of new work.

Boat and Lighthouse

Boat and Lighthouse

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Featured Artist: Alice Linford Forte

24th July - 5th August 2017

We welcome abstract artist Alice Linford Forte to the gallery. Drawing inspiration largely from the landscape, Linford Forte's atmospheric paintings exude tranquility and optimism.

Working spontaneously, Linford Forte's experimental approach to painting is unpredictable. Fusing emotion with energy, she attempts to capture a sense of what she is experiencing through her paint.

Largely self-taught, Linford Forte lives between Australia and the UK. 

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Featured Artist: Corinna Button RE

10th July - 22nd July 2017

Corinna Button returns to the UK after living and working in Chicago for a number of years, building a successful career as both printmaker and painter in the USA. 

Button's work is largely inspired by the German Expressionist movement of the 20th century. Describing her work as a process of excavation, Button concentrates on surface texture and pattern. She slowly builds her images with much of her focus on issues of identity surrounding the feminine.

Airtime

Airtime

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Featured Artist: Keiron Leach

26th June - 8th July 2017

We are delighted to welcome Keiron Leach to the gallery in his first exhibiiton with us as Featured Artist.

Alongside, we present our mixed summer exhibition in the rear gallery, showing new work from Kristan BaggaleyKerry HardingBen KellyAlina MaksimenkoNorma Stephenson PSEllen Watson and Claire Wiltsher.   

Keiron starts our summer programme off with an exhibition of ink drawings, both intricately detailed landscapes as well as more expressive, abstracted ideas. 

Alongside, we present our mixed summer exhibition in the rear gallery, showing new work from Kristan BaggaleyKerry HardingBen KellyAlina MaksimenkoNorma Stephenson PSEllen Watson and Claire Wiltsher.   

Passing Rain Cloud

Passing Rain Cloud

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Rick Kirby: Face to Face

2nd June - 24th June 2017

We present our second solo exhibition for steel sculptor Rick Kirby. Kirby is better known for his public commissions, some sited in prominent positions such as the south bank of the river Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament, as well as across the UK. 

Kirby doesn't often create smaller, 'gallery pieces' so this is a rare opportunity to acquire work suitable for a domestic or corporate setting from a internationally recognised sculptor with a hugely traceable career in the public realm. 

Face to Face

Face to Face

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Ian Fraser ARCA (1933 - 1986)

5th May - 29th May 2017

Ian Fraser was a remarkable artist passionate about ecological sustainability and regeneration, almost prophetically aware that these issues would become spotlit and political in the 21st Century.

Fraser's work, across mediums, consistently returns to these issues and a search for calm and tranquility in world that, in the 1970s and 80s, was becoming hectic and over industrialised.

Formally educated in print from the Royal College of Art, Fraser held a prominent position in education lecturing at Camberwell before joining Hornsey College of Art (later Middlesex Polytechinic and then Middlesex University) in the mid 1960s. He was appointed course head for Fine Art of Middlesex Polytechnic in 1983 and held the position until his death at the end of 1986.

Professor Peter Green writes in his obituary for Ian in the North Circular (1987), "..few perhaps realised the extent of his contribution to Fine Art education, not only within the polytechnic but also nationally... He was, in addition to being a gifted artist, an equally committed and talented teacher..." Richard Robbins, Principal Lecturer in painting at Quicksilver Place at the time of Fraser's death, goes on to to say of Fraser's painting at the time "His work as an artist was known widely in this country... however his latest work has been seen by few... there is the lyrical abstracted beauty contained in works around what he called 'the tranquil garden', and... abstracts with their subtle resolution so like music in the directeness of their appeal to the emotions and engagement of the intellect." [North Circular, 1987]

Articles and Reviews

North Circular, Ian Fraser Obituary (1987)

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Painted Colour

7th April - 2nd May 2017

Celebrating the structural diversity of colour and its varying potential for visual composition, we present three contrasting artists whose work indulges our sense of form, structure, materiality and movement. Presenting abstracted geometry of harmoniously balanced colour by the reputable Alfred Stockham ARCA RWA, powerfully bold and expressive Cornish landscapes by Paul Wadsworth and an exuberantly vibrant palette exploring feminine beauty by Iryna Yermolova.

Poet's Garden

Poet's Garden

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Artist Talk: Chuck Elliott

16th March - 16th March 2017

Chuck Elliott delves into the expanding contemporary field of digital printmaking and the development of kinetic digital images. 

Chuck Elliott’s distinct and vibrant digital prints are energetic yet rhythmically soothing, offering a dynamic aesthetic for both modern and classical settings. He overlaps the precision and order of mathematic symmetry with mesmerizing non-repeating digitally drawn patterns. Chuck will talk to us about this dynamic and exciting medium and his development into kinetic digital art.

Wine will be served after the talk.

Arrive: 5.30pm 
Talk: 6 - 6.30pm
Q&A: 6.30 - 7pm

Flow 8VO by Chuck Elliott

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Halcyon

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Featured Artist: Chuck Elliott

10th March - 30th March 2017

We welcome digital artist Chuck Elliott to the gallery in our first ever exhibition of digital art.

Vibrant colours ripple and vibrate in pools of digital fluidity. Chuck Elliott overlaps the precision of mechanical symmetry with mesmerizing non-repeating hand drawn patterns.

Flow 8VO by Chuck Elliott

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Halcyon

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Featured Artist: Louise Davies RE

24th February - 9th March 2017

New colourful, etchings from Royal Society of Painter Printmakers artist, Louise Davies.

Louise Davies's prints are distinctive by their sophisticated layering of colour. Each print has at least 3 if not significantly more layers of overlaying colour, which Davies carefully prints by hand layer by layer.

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Featured Artist: Sumi Perera RE

10th February - 23rd February 2017

We're delighted to welcome the highly collected printmaker Sumi Perera back for another featured artist show in February. In this body of work we have brand new prints which have not been exhibited before, alongside new prints from existing editions, which have not been seen in Bath yet.

Perera's prints are sophisticated in both concept and execution. In the two prints Rebuilding the Built XI (Blueprint) and Rebuilding the Built XII, both appear the same but one is coloured. This is typical Perera work where a simple sepia colour belies the sophistated working, which lies beneath; multi layers of hand tinting creates a depth of colour, which has taken hours of patient work. The entire exhbition is testament to this quietly sophisticated artist's focus and relentless work ethic. Perera's work is held in major collections including the Tate, the V&A and the Ashmolean. Exhibition runs until 24th February.

Articles and Reviews

Art in Print: Sumi Perera, Prix de Print no 13

Sumi Perera Bath Chronicle Feb 2017

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Featured Artist: Boo Mallinson

27th January - 9th February 2017

Calm and serene abstracted landscapes from Boo Mallinson interpret the local and surrounding countryside of South West England with strong form and intriguing line in an intriguing variety of palettes.

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Winter Show 2016

2nd December - 28th January 2017

In anticipation of Christmas we have a selection of affordable work perfect for special Christmas gifts from a variety of favourite gallery artists.

A wonderful mixture of new paintings, ceramics, sculpture and original print from some of our favourite gallery artists, to include; colourful, cosy scenes from printmaker Frans Wesselman RE, delicate little porcelain bowls with rich glazes from Peter Wills, new oil spot glazed pots from Albert Montserrat literally dripping with glaze, irridescent raku fired pots from Neill Curren (new to the gallery), three new architectural vessels, stunning in their presence and showcasing the talented Mick Morgan, new paintings from Corinna Button RE, Moira Huntly RWA RSMA RI PPPS and Norma Stephenson, miniature etchings from Peter Ford RE (magnifying glass necessary!) and intricate wood engravings from the widely collected George Tute RWA RE.

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Artist Talk: George Tute RE

17th November - 17th November 2016

Book launch and artist talk

Book Launch will take place 5 - 7pm

Artist Talk 6pm

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George Tute

4th November - 26th November 2016

Tute’s canvases are dense with symbolism. Stories slowly unfold as the viewer becomes immersed in his visual language, revealing layer upon layer of hidden meaning.

For the first time we bring a selection of work from George Tute that spans the width and breadth of his practice and charts work from the last 60 years of this incredible artist's career. We will be showing paintings, a selection of his renowned and well known wood engravings and also ceramic sculpture.

Artists Talk & Book Launch

Thursday 17 November 5.30 - 7pm

Join us to celebrate George Tute's 60 year long practice as both artist and educationalist with the release of his book. George will also give a 30 minute talk at 6pm about his life and career with an opportunity for Q&A afterwards.

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Walking the Hills

7th October - 29th October 2016

An exciting collaboration of work from two very established artists that streches across two counties.

British artist Malcolm Ashman and Norwegian artist Inger Karthum explore very personal and sentimental journies that run parallel with each other and merge into shared experiences from childhood. On show will be paintings merged with digital print, curiosities and assemblages.

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Featured Artist: Vanni Macchiagodena

19th September - 1st October 2016

Italian abstract artist Vanni Macchiagodena returns to the gallery with a brand new body of work.

Vanni Macchiagodena’s bold abstract environments engage with archaic themes. The passing of time, the enormity of the landscape, myth and legend all help to forge the power of his images. From lonely, uninhabitable ridges to fierce and bloody sword fights, Macchiagodena expresses a direct, physical engagement with the world around him and the force of human nature within that.

Giardino in Estate/Garden in Summer

Giardino in Estate/Garden in Summer

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Mallams Auctioneers

14th September - 14th September 2016

Mallams specialists are coming to Bath to offer residents free valuations and advice on selling at auction.

Philip Smith MA (Courtauld) and Louise Dennis FGA DGA are keen to see:

Jewellery, Studio Pottery, 20th Century Design, Modern and Post War British Art

To make an appointment to meet with Philip or Louise at Bath Contemporary on September 14 please contact oxford@mallams.co.uk or call 01865 241 358. Alternatively you can turn up on the day.

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Featured Artist: Peter Ford RE

5th September - 17th September 2016

Print maker Peter Ford of international repute is showing with the gallery for the first time. A member the Royal Society of Painter Print Makers, Ford is based locally in South West of England and has been practicing for some 60 years.

A remarkable printer, Ford works uniquely in that he incorporates paper pulp as a significant part of his practice, often creating remarkable 3-dimensional impressions of a perceived secret world around us, which we would otherwise not notice. His practice also looks at found objects, which Ford intervenes with sometimes brutally and sometimes marginally. Insodoing he creates images of sophisticated pattern and form. Ford will be giving a talk about his practice during the first week of his exhibition.

Artist's Talk:

Thursday 8 September 6-7pm

Join us to listen to Royal Society of Printer Paintmaker's member, Peter Ford RE discussing his extensive and fascintating artistic career and practice.

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A Night in Ningbo by Peter Ford RE

A Night in Ningbo by Peter Ford RE

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Introducing Iryna Yermolova

15th August - 15th August 2016

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Featured Artists: Iryna Yermolova & Melissa Kiernan

15th August - 4th September 2016

We present a cross section of new work from our ever popular artist, Iryna Yermolova, including landscapes, still lives and figure studies, alongside new porcelain sculpture from Melissa Kiernan.

Iryna Yermolova paints with a bold yet sensitive touch, her striking use of light and colour is well known and loved as is her signature pinning of grounds. Figures appear to merge with background colour and almost float in and out of focus as our eye is encouaged to chase her line and explore Yermolova's vision.

The sensitivity of Yermolova’s work is complimented by the fragility of Melissa Kiernan’s porcelain sculptures, which explore the vulnerability of human existence, captured within an archaic sense of story telling.

Alonside Yermolova's paintings we continue an exhibition of new work from gallery artists in the rear including Louise Davies RE, Ben Kelly, Boo Mallinson, Jackie Newell RE, Endré Roder, Nicholas Turner RWA, Ellen Watson, Marissa Weatherhead.

Articles and Reviews

Artists and Illustrators September 2016

Articles and Reviews

Artists and Illustrators September 2016

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Featured Artist: Kerry Harding

1st August - 13th August 2016

Introducing Kerry Harding to the gallery, whose soft, surreal landscapes explore an experimental use of paint and materials.

Alongside Kerry we continue a mixed show of new work by gallery artists including Louise Davies RE, Ben Kelly, Boo Mallinson, Jackie Newell RE, Endré Roder, Nicholas Turner RWA, Ellen Watson, Marissa Weatherhead.

Chapel Pink II by Kerry Harding

Chapel Pink II by Kerry Harding

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Featured Artist: Derek Balmer PPRWA

18th July - 30th July 2016

In celebration of colour and the exuberant character of the Mediterranean, we present vibrant new works from Derek Balmer PPRWA.

Artist's Talk:

Thursday 21 July, 6-7pm

Join us for this exciting opportunity to catch Derek Balmer PPRWA discussing his extensive and celebrated artistic career. From his ten year presidential contribution to the Royal West of England Academy to the distinct vibrancy of his canvases, this will offer a unique first hand insight into the success of Derek's practice.

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Featured Artist: Ian Edwards

4th July - 16th July 2016

We start our Summer Exhibition Programme featuring figurative sculpture of dramatic strength and movement by Ian Edwards in the front gallery. Edwards' work expresses the determination of human endeavour born out his own struggle with severe dyslexia. Alongside we exhibit Edwards’ beautifully powerful new wildlife studies.

Artist's Talk:

Friday 8 July, 1-2pm 

To launch our summer programme of artist's talks, Ian Edwards will be delivering the story of his fascinating practice and the powerful determination behind his sculpture, presenting the success story of his self-made career as an internationally renowned sculptor.

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Creation of Self by Ian Edwards

Creation of Self by Ian Edwards

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Summer Exhibition 2016

4th July - 1st October 2016

Our rolling summer exhibition is a perfect opportunity to view new work by some of our favourite gallery artists as well as introducing a couple of new artists for you to consider; Davies RE, Ben Kelly, Boo Mallinson, Jackie Newell RE, Endré Roder, Nicholas Turner RWA, Ellen Watson, Marissa Weatherhead.

Constantly changing, our summer exhibition programme creates a dynamic air of anticipation. Ollie and Bridget will rehang this show about six times over the weeks through July, August and September, giving our gallery artists a chance to have new work seen. We also feature a variety of invited artists in the front two rooms giving our clients the best of two worlds, a solo and mixed show together.

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John Wragg RA

3rd June - 25th June 2016

Presenting Royal Academician John Wragg, including recent figurative paintings alongside the artist’s sculptural work, for which he has received world-wide critical acclaim.

Wragg’s understanding of line, form and spatial balance translates from his tall, angular Modernist sculpture into his carefully calculated paintings of confidently elegant figures, each immersed in bold colour, visual depth and geometrical balance. Wragg is associated with some of the leading Modernist figures of the 20th Century and is included in collections of the highest prestige, including The Tate, The Arts Council GB and the Sainsbury collection.

Articles and Reviews

Bath Chronicle June 2016

Reviews and Articles

Bath Chronicle June 2016

Girl in Black by John Wragg RA

Girl in Black by John Wragg RA

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Surface Tension

6th May - 30th May 2016

A solo exhibition of brand new paintings by our very popular artist Claire Wiltsher

Presenting intuitively energetic landscapes and coastal scenes by the ever popular Claire Wiltsher, who draws inspiration from the welcoming pockets of seasonal beauty of Hampshire and Dorset, and is widely recognised for her characteristic textured canvases.

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Voyage

1st April - 2nd May 2016

A mixed exhibition of work focusing on and around the traditional seascape and the symbolic power of ‘the voyage'. Exhibiting artists: Kristan Baggaley, Andrew George, Boo Mallinson, Francis Tinsley RE, Ellen Watson and ceramics by Peter Wills

Presenting landscapes of brewing drama by Kristan Baggaley, alongside powerfully atmospheric seascapes by Andrew George and abstracts of quiet stillness from Boo Mallinson. Distant shipping tankers calmly rest on horizons in an almost meditative state in the work of Francis Tinsley RE, in contrast with coastal scenes of elemental wildness by Ellen Watson. Ceramics by Peter Wills explore philosophical ideas of journeying, capturing oceanic dualities of ruggedness and fragility.

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Paul Wadsworth

4th March - 28th March 2016

We present a vibrant and boldly expressive body of work from Cornwall-based artist Paul Wadsworth.

For the past sixteen years, Paul Wadsworth has been undertaking research trips throughout the Middle East and India, immersing himself in a diverse tapestry of tradition and culture. Wadsworth expresses an overarching sense of joy and discovery from these explorations, an enthusiasm which spurs on his energetic and physical painterly style. The soulful intuitiveness of his work is set within an intellectual framework; the colour, vibrancy and sense of new discovery is keenly observed offering a critique of ideas of cultural interpretation and sensory perception. The work is not constrained by geographical location, instead delving into a psychological exploration of experience and memory. Wadsworth works initially en plein air, then refines his canvases in the studio. He builds up layer upon layer of history, with pattern, form and colour emerging from deceptively complex and mentally absorbing compositions. Wadsworth is an artist who thrives on immersive experiences, and he invites us to indulge ourselves within the worlds he creates.

Flute Player in Gold by Paul Wadsworth

Flute Player in Gold by Paul Wadsworth

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Winter Show

4th December - 13th February 2016

Presenting new abstracted seascapes from Boo Mallinson with a clean and crisp feel, as well as a selection of newly developed and refreshingly cool teal glazed porcelain bowls from ceramicist Peter Wills. We continue our rolling mixed exhibition of painting, print and sculpture from familiar gallery favourites, including the ever-popular Malcolm Ashman RWA RBA ROI, Rick Kirby, Endré Roder, Nicholas Turner RWA and Claire Wiltsher.

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Alina Maksimenko

6th November - 30th November 2015

We are very excited to introduce Ukrainian born artist Alina Maksimenko to Bath. Maksimenko is a serious and intelligent artist who researches and questions her practice, pushing the boundaries in her quest for answers. What results is an exciting body of work, which is both figurative and abstract at the same time.

Painterly and contemporary in the use of her materials, Maksimenko's figures are exquisitely well observed. Moody and thoughtful, her figures often present themselves to the viewer with their backs turned or in silhouette with the slightest hint of tonal shift to indicate a limb or turn of the head. These are elegant and sophisticated paintings, which have a quiet strength. Maksimenko has just completed a residency in Paris, where a number of the paintings for her solo exhibition with us were created.

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Pure Pigment

2nd October - 31st October 2015

Celebrating the life and work of the late Mark Leach PS alongside invited members of the Pastel Society including Sarah Bee, Vice President Jeannette Hayes, Felicity House and Past President Moira Huntly.

Mark Leach was an artist in his prime, about to take up the presidency of Pastel Society and the author of a number of books including Raw Colour with Pastels (published by Batsford, 2006), before his sudden and untimely death in the summer 2008. We present a selection of his available works alongside invited members of the Pastel Society: including bold yet sensitive landscapes from Sarah Bee, wonderfully colourful abstracts by Jeannette Hayes, soft observational studies by Felicity House and charming views of Welsh cottages and coastlines from Moira Huntly.

Articles and Reviews

Galleries Magazine Oct 2015

Articles and Reviews

Galleries Magazine, Nicholas Usherwood Oct 2015

Bath Chronicle Mark Leach

Bath Chronicle 8 Oct 2015

The Pastel Society Newsletter, Sept 2015

The Pastel Society Newsletter, Sept 2015

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Featured Artist: Lewis Noble

14th September - 26th September 2015

Artist's Talk: Lewis Noble - Thursday 17 September, 2-3pm

Booking essential (£5 booking fee - card payments accepted over the phone). Please call 01225 461230, or contact us via email for further enquiries - gallery@bathcontemporary.com

To conclude our summer season we introduce Lewis Noble, with his beautifully textured abstracted landscspes of the rugged Northen Dales. Noble's mixed media landscapes have beautiful form and line with a rich palette of earthy colours balancing the compositions. New to the gallery we are very excited to offer you these works by an artist whose work we really rate. We continue to show a mixed hang of artists in the rear gallery. 

Drifting Cloud, Deep Shadow by Lewis Noble

Drifting Cloud, Deep Shadow by Lewis Noble

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Featured Artist: Endré Röder

1st September - 12th September 2015

For the last leg of summer we have saved our best for last. Endré Röder continues to be loved and adored by many, his wonderfully colourful palette complimenting the soft gaze of his ladies as they don't quite meet your eye.

Presenting new work from the unmistakable and much loved Endré Röder. Röder's enlivening palette and bold definition of form celebrates the female mystique. Röder draws from a wide knowledge of historical reference to inform his carefully considered figurative compositions. He demonstrates a fluent eye for decoration with a bold use of colour, capturing a fascinating sense of storytelling set within imaginary landscapes rich with symbolism and narrative. Admired worldwide, his work is held in a vast range of national and international collections.

Articles and Reviews

Endré Röder Exhibition Catalogue

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Sitter and Fan by Endré Röder

Sitter and Fan by Endré Röder

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Summer Exhibition - August 2015

10th August - 29th August 2015

Plumb in the middle of our Summer Exhibition season we will be featuring two fabulous artists in the front gallery, up and coming artist Peter Kettle FRSA and painter/printmaker Louise Davies RE. We will continue to run a mixed show of work in the rear gallery.

August sees us presenting brand new work by our ever popular artist Peter Kettle FRSA and federation artist Louise Davies RE. Kettle's mixed media paintings have been growing in popularity steadily since he started exhibiting with Bath Contemporary two years ago. His work has been featured in Money Week and compared with the famous Anselm Keifer's stunning paintings in their materiality and interpretation of dramatic lighting. Davies's work is a sophisticated layering of colour and form, pushing the technical mastery that sits behind good original print to new heights. Alongside this we will be running a mixed show of work by our favourite gallery artists in the rear gallery.

Near Borth Y Gest by Peter Kettle FRSA

Near Borth Y Gest by Peter Kettle FRSA

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Summer Exhibition - June and July 2015

22nd June - 8th August 2015

The start of our Summer Exhibition sees us featuring some of our favourite artists in our front gallery as well introducing new artist Anna Pinkster to the gallery. We will be running a mixed show of work in the rear gallery.

As we launch into our summer season we have an exciting line up of work; In the front gallery we will be featuring new mixed media seascapes by Cornish artist Ellen Watson (22 - 27 June), paintings by new artist to the gallery and winner of the Bath Society of Artists Exhibition 2014 Anna Pinkster, who explores the concept of international identity (29 June - 11 July with a Special Viewing Day on Saturday 4 July), also new paintings by our hugely popular artist Claire Wiltsher (13 - 25 July) and finally, a mix of brand new work by Nicholas Turner RWA capturing all his genre's from his orchard paintings through to his coastal fishing works as well as his northern influenced citiscapes with tall chimney's belching the smoke of industry (27 July - 8 August). In the rear gallery we present a mixed hang of some of our favourite gallery artists.

Ellen Watson

Ellen Watson

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Hampstead Affordable Art Fair 2015

10th June - 14th June 2015

We are delighted to return to Hampstead again this year to exhibit a selection of our gallery artists, to include; Malcolm Ashman ROI RBA, Corinna Button RE, Peter Kettle FRSA, Mick Morgan, Vanni Macchiagodena, Iryna Yermolova.

Vessels VII and VIII by Mick Morgan

Vessels VII and VIII by Mick Morgan

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Rick Kirby

29th May - 20th June 2015

A solo exhibition of new work from international sculptor Rick Kirby.

Better known for his public commissions, which can be seen across the UK but in particular outside the Houses of Parliament and on the bank of the River Thames, Rick Kirby presents his first solo exhibition of gallery pieces. Working exclusively in metal, both mild and stainless steel, Kirby's serene female forms explore themes of guardianship and watchfulness.

Cloud Formation by Rick Kirby

Cloud Formation by Rick Kirby

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Steven Bewsher, Ben Kelly, Jane Stobart RE, Toby Ward NEAC, Ken White

24th April - 25th May 2015

Looking at how profession infuses identity, we present an exciting and eclectic mix of paintings and prints exploring the working person’s life, both at work and at play. We include work from Steven Bewsher, Ben Kelly, Jane Stobart RE, Toby Ward NEAC and Ken White.

Steven Bewsher is currently the most interesting artist to emerge from Macclesfield, according to Cheshire Today. His semi-abstract industrial landscapes reveal a sharp eye for composition with a keen sense of perspective. Working exclusively with a palette knife, he exhibits a clear understanding of his painterly medium. 

Referred to as the local megastar of the Northern art scene, Ben Kelly’s paintings are hotly fought over by collectors in the North and South alike. Kelly’s work is included in a vast selection of respected public and private collections including the Lowry Centre, Unilever Gallery and the Univeristy of Cambridge.

Jane Stobart RE is a member of the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. Her work is familiar sight on the London Underground from the poster competition ‘Faces and Places’ which ran in 2004. The last available edition of the print featured in the competition is included in our Men at Work exhibition. Stobart’s work is included in many high-profile collections including The Museum of London and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

Portrait painter Toby Ward NEAC has worked on many significant commissions including portraits for HRH The Duke of Edinburgh and the late Lord Rothermere. He is a member of the New English Art Club.

As Richard Branson’s personal artist for 26 years, Ken White painted murals in Virgin Megastores all over the world. His most well known commission is the Scarlet Lady illustration featured on the nose of Virgin aircrafts. White sells internationally and has work in many public and private collections including the Swindon Steam Museum, Richard Branson and Rothschild. His work is featured in many printed publications.

Ken White

Ken White

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Derek Balmer

28th March - 18th April 2015

In his first solo exhibition with Bath Contemporary, we are proud to present new works by artist Derek Balmer PPRWA.

Derek Balmer’s bold, colourful and wonderfully exuberant paintings are constructed like layers of memories. A window to his own imagination, his work exudes energy and warmth from particular landscapes, cities or experiences. His astute eye for structure and placement grounds his intuitive mark making, resulting in seemingly naïve yet highly sophisticated imagery.

Highland Harvest by Derek Balmer

Highland Harvest by Derek Balmer

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Battersea Affordable Art Fair 2015

11th March - 15th March 2015

We are very excited to be invited to exhibit at Battersea this year in March with the Affordable Art Fair.

Having shown with the Affordable Art Fair at Hampstead last June and being very impressed with their level of professionalism, we were keen to apply to show with them again at Battersea this year and were delighted when we were accepted. The fair runs from 11 - 15 March and our address will be STAND H2, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Evolution, Battersea Park, London  SW11 4NJ. Closest tube is Sloane Square or alternatively have a look on Battersea AAF for directions and further info. We are taking a fabulous collection of artists with us working across all mediums including Malcolm Ashman ROI RBACorinna Button REAndrew George, Peter KettleSara Ingleby MackenzieMelissa KiernanMick Morgan and Iryna Yermolova.

Between You and Me V by Corinna Button RE

Between You and Me V by Corinna Button RE

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Text and Art

28th February - 21st March 2015

We present a selection of artists which we feel represent this lesser known genre in an interesting and diverse manner across media including porcelain, collage, print and paint. Artists include Mike Bernard RI, Peter Granville Edmunds, Jackie Newell RE, Mick Morgan, Elizabeth Rollins-Scott and Kerstin Wagner.

Text is simply a visual form of communication. Letters are essentially drawings that simply represent a sound, and when combined with other letters/sounds they form words. During the 20th century the use of text in contemporary art became significant with some of the most famous conceptual artists using it as an artwork in itself. Current contemporary artists using text in art include Martin Creed, Bruce Nauman, Tracey Emin and Fiona Banner. In this exhibition Bath Contemporary looks at the role of text in contemporary art today.

Woven Words by Peter Granville-Edmunds

Woven Words by Peter Granville-Edmunds

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Ghost of Eden - Charisse Gardiner

31st January - 21st February 2015

South African artist Charisse Gardiner explores themes of home, displacement and identity set against the background of childhood and the elusive nature of memory. Rich in open-ended narratives and inducing a haunting sense of nostalgia, Gardiner weaves together a complex tapestry of tensions exploring loss and discovery and the foundations of culture.

Charisse Gardiner says that the themes within her work are often related to each other. What connects them is the elusive and intangible nature of how they are sometimes experienced (sensed rather than understood). She is also interested in the concept of change within these sensations.  For example, innocence to knowledge, sleep to awakening, pre-linguistic to speech, entrances and passages within journeys. Working frequently from old photographs, partly because they allude to memory, history and transition, her intention is to form and suspend these subtle and essentially irretrievable and imperceptible moments into her paintings.

Dancers by Charisse Gardiner

Dancers by Charisse Gardiner

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Works on Paper

6th December - 10th January 2015

To round the year up we present a mix of new and affordable works on paper in a variety of media including oil, acrylic, pastel, and charcoal from familiar and well established gallery artists: Malcolm Ashman ROI, Victoria Gamberoni, Jeannette Hayes PS, Peter Kettle FRSASumi Perera RE, Endré Roder, Norma Stephenson and April Young.

To round the year up we present a mixed show of new and affordable works on paper in a variety of media, including oil, acrylic, pastel and charcoal from familiar and well established gallery artists.

Malcolm Ashman's oils capture the patterns and compositions of the southwest landscape in his unmistakable colourful patchwork style, celebrating the moods of the countryside through seasonal change. Alongside this we introduce to the gallery the pastel work of Jeannette Hayes whose distinct energetic approach utilises colour and abstraction to harness the ambience of the environment. Norma Stephenson also works in pastels and captures a sense of soft elegance, striking a balance between flows of energy and a calm stillness.

From the liveliness of the landscape to the bustle of human activity, Victoria Gamberoni’s works in oil observe snippets of life with a hint of nostalgia, pausing to watch the world move by. Likewise the bold character of Endré Roder also opens up questions of narrative and meaning in his bright, exotically stylised subjects, imbued with symbols and distinct Roder motifs. The graphic prints of Sumi Perera demonstrate her range of influences as an artist, doctor and scientist. This latest body of work combines a range of printing techniques including etching, aquatint and embossing and is embedded with historical and contemporary architectural reference.

Works on Paper offers us accessibility into these artists’ practices, and brings new and surprising perspectives on their work. A prime example of this is April Young, who normally creates ceramic sculptures for Bath Contemporary. This exhibition demonstrates her draftsmanship skills with free-flowing charcoal drawings of mythological creatures. Similarly, Peter Kettle offers a new and exciting body of work in which the rugged layered surfaces of his paintings literally become his focus. Like a lunar rover exploring the surface of new terrain, we are given viewfinder type segments of his work, representing the Welsh landscape through pure surface texture.

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Christmas Exhibition at Bath Contemporary

This is a sumptuous Christmas treat.  A wide range of artists, abstract and figurative,  working variously in pastel, oil, acrylic, mixed media and print have been creatively curated once again by Bridget Sterling.

There are a number of landscapes here, from Jeanette Hayes, Malcolm Ashman, Peter Kettle and Boo Mallinson.  With thoughtful curation these sit well together and this spacious gallery seems to breathe fresh air from them.  But, not for the first time, landscapes by artists selected for this space seem to fill the air with sound.  Atmosphere pervades the rooms whether the dark tumultuous weather of Peter Kettle, or the light playfulness of Jeanette Hayes one can feel, not just see these very different geographical settings.

Striking in the exhibition are the beautiful etchings of Sumi Perera.  An original printmaker of distinction with work in national collections such as the Tate, she uses etching, and aquatint, alongside embossing and even stitching to create the most complex and satisfying abstract creations.  A set of card based wall mounted sculptures ‘Lines exploring space outside, Building Blocks’, in pure white are dynamic yet meditative, a really original concept.

On the figurative side, established gallery artist Andre Roder has new work.  His familiar nude figures are joined this time by some beautiful clothed studies.  This artist loves women and these paintings celebrate them well.  Then there is another painter of note, Corinna Button with her distinctive studies of the female head, full of elegance.

With over 40 paintings of varying size and subject matter, hung in a gallery which continues to show abstract and figurative sculpture and decorative ceramics, with competitive and attractive prices, the Christmas exhibition is one to savour and it will provide an opportunity to acquire fine art of quality for oneself or friends and still stay solvent.  

Works on Paper continues at Bath Contemporary until January 2015

Dusk by Endré Roder

Dusk by Endré Roder

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Surface Matter

8th November - 29th November 2014

Exploring the landscape through surface and texture, Surface Matter presents a rich collection of paintings from Claire Wiltsher, Andrew George, Malcolm Ashman and Peter Kettle, including sculpture by April Young and figurative ceramics by Mick Morgan.

Presenting a select group of established artists, Surface Matter combines landscape painting, ceramics and sculpture in an exploration of texture, surface and the materiality of creative practice.

Claire Wiltsher portrays the wild temperament of nature through her energetic painterly style, almost distorting her imagery to make way for the noise of the natural environment. The liveliness of Wiltsher’s canvases is in contrast with the containment of Andrew George’s majestic, atmospheric landscapes. These small gems are packed with depth of colour and luxurious swells of egg-oil emulsion.

Malcolm Ashman’s paintings present ideas about landscape and memory, building layers of paint through the recollection of a journey. His bright compositions express the projection of the artist’s imagination, contrasting naïve imagery with decisive mark making. In a similar vein, Peter Kettle expresses notions of memory and space in relation to the landscape itself. Exploring a duality between the hostility in his landscapes and the calmness of the water’s edge, his environments are bleak and vast, yet texturally rich.

April Young’s mythological creatures are presented with a contemporary twist, projecting existential contemplations with subtle nods of humour. Whether sitting, reclining or standing, her figures seem to have been extracted from a cold landscape, resting like boulders and ridges. From surfaces reminiscent of weathered rock we are presented with work made from the earth; Mick Morgan’s ceramic vessels are elegant forms based on the female torso and are typically between four and five metres in height. His sophisticated understanding of surface and texture contribute to each skilfully crafted form, yet result in an image of calm, timeless simplicity.

Vessel by Mick Morgan

Vessel by Mick Morgan

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Towards Abstraction

10th October - 1st November 2014

Traversing landscapes of abstraction and journeying through new perspectives and environments, Towards Abstraction invites us into the unique worlds of three distinct painters, in which the real and the imaginary subtly overlap. Presenting the calming, sensuous coastal scenes of Boo Mallinson, the boldness and strong form of Italian painter Vanni Macchiagodena and the relentless creative energy of Justine Lois Thorpe.

Towards Abstraction invites us into the unique worlds of three distinct painters: Boo Mallinson, Vanni Macchiagodena and Justine Lois Thorpe. Each offers a journey through abstract landscapes, in which the real and the imaginary are subtly merged and interweaved.

Mallinson’s soothing pastel-like canvases emerge through a process of simplification, built upon layers of memory to create ambiguous scenery with a softness of palette and a welcome sense of calm. From Mallinson’s sensuous environmental encounters we are confronted by the boldness and strong form of Italian painter Vanni Macchiagodena, who deals with the physicality of the landscape and its enormity in relation to human scale and perspective; uninhabited ridges, planes, ploughed fields, Macchiagodena presents a very direct engagement with the environment and the forces of nature at play. The still earthiness of Macchiagodena’s canvases is offset by the restless energy of Thorpe’s lively compositions. With a strong base of sea blues and greens and striking injections of reds, yellows and oranges, Thorpe composes vibrant patchworks of colour with a sense of urgency. Her seascapes capture oceanic elements in full flow.

The theme of ‘landscape’ runs throughout this exhibition, and there are indeed points of contact where each practice overlaps. However, we are presented with three very different ideas about our relationship to the natural environment, including themes of memory, seclusion, loneliness, interconnectivity, even the passing of time; Towards Abstraction presents new perspectives on these established ideas and how we view the world. 
 

The past few years have seen a lull in abstract painting. The confidence with which these three artists deliver their practices shows that the tidal current of abstraction is still strong. Towards Abstraction will be on display at Bath Contemporary from 11th October until 1st November.

From Land to Sea by Boo Mallinson

From Land to Sea by Boo Mallinson

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Embrace

5th September - 4th October 2014

Exploring pathways through the inner-self and drifting within a background of storytelling, mythology and identity, two artists present bodies of work that are both similar yet diverse. Iryna Yermolova presents a very personal collection of paintings, a response to her journey over the past year as an artist, mother and woman; Melissa Kiernan's beautiful and seemingly fragile, porcelain sculptures draw from the rich tapestry of medieval art history and explore the vulnerability of human existence.

A very personal body of work for Iryna Yermolova, Embrace marks a milestone for her as an artist and a professional, as a mother and a wife, and as a concerned Ukrainian in the light of the current political situation.

'Embrace' is the result of my year’s journey as an artist, mother and a woman. This is an interpretation of my internal world, my feelings and dialogue with myself. It was a not normal year. War in my homeland, fear for life and safeness of my beloved people, injustice, aggression... these have all disturbed my soul so much... In dialogue with my canvases I try to use light as my main subject and the main part of my composition. I’ve drawn a lot of inspiration from Orthodox icons; earth colours, glowing golden light and calmness. The character of Woman in Russian icon always used to be my fascination. I can stare at Her endlessly. My main model was my son Nikita and I want to thank him for his patience. I also want to thank my family, friends and those who are interested in my work. Thank you!‏

[Iryna Yermolova]

Alongside Iryna we introduce artist Melissa Kiernan's beautiful and seemingly fragile, porcelain sculptures. Drawing from a rich tapestry of biblical and mythical allegory, Melissa's achingly beautiful pieces explore the vulnerability of human existence.

When the Day Begins by Iryna Yermolova

When the Day Begins by Iryna Yermolova

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Summer Show

21st June - 30th August 2014

We celebrate the best of British art between June and August with a diverse selection of new work covering many genres. We promote a different artist every week, both established and emerging pools of talent including; Mike Bernard RI, Brian Denington, Andrew George, Moira Huntly PPS RI RWA RSMA, Peter Kettle FRSA,  Diana Matthews FRSA, Endre Roder, Norma Stephenson PS, Justine Lois Thorpe and Ellen Watson.

Bath Contemporary's Summer Exhibition starts this week with a diverse range of artists on show.

The well observed life studies of Brian Denington have great presence.  Don't miss the ballet dancer in training resting against the barre or the dancer in green staring directly out of the canvas, beautiful and centred. Brian Denington has exhibited at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters and was recently and interestingly Artist in Residence for the Irish General Election campaign.  His emerging interest in cafe culture and his ability to capture key moments of everyday social interaction make him an artist to watch in the years ahead.

Diana Matthews FRSA creates tranquil still lives, which are pared down to their essence and drawn from life.  A lifetime spent not only as a painter but also as a teacher shows in the discipline and attention to form and structure in her paintings.  There is considerable variety in her work but each achieves that ability to draw the viewer in and on each viewing there seems to be something new to observe.  Sometimes the colours are lush; at other times it is the pared back structure of the subject leading to a work that is almost architectural in its clarity of form.

Colour and texture are the hallmarks of the still lives and stunning nudes of Iryna Yermalova.  She uses oils to achieve bold contrasts in both and the results are paintings that are almost synisthetic in quality engaging the viewer in sound as well as colour.  Her nudes are sensuous and elegant, almost breathing on the canvas.  Her still lives of table settings invite the viewer to sit and enjoy all the fare on offer.

Budapest-born Endre Roder is instantly recognisable.  His work is carefully structured and features largely female figures in luscious landscapes. Originally a student of architecture, the sense of form and structure in Roder's work combines well with the quizzical, somewhat playful vignettes played out by the young women in the scenes he portrays.

Three artists in this summer show explore landscape.  The small paintings of Andrew George play with the qualities of light and natural forces, creating 'large paintings in small frames' which draw the viewer in.  George is expert in the rarely used technique of egg tempura and the textured and translucent quality of that work transfers well to his egg-oil emulsions too. The large landscapes of emerging Cornish based artist Ellen Watson provide dramatic visual enjoyment.  She has a rare combination of texture and light which makes her canvasses eye catching; once the viewer's attention is engaged the pictures compel one to linger and look carefully. Welsh based artist Peter Kettle's dramatic landscapes focus on the wildness of the South Wales landscape. Working with mixed media, Peter almost emulates the physicality of the landscape through his gesture and application.

Mike Bernard RI

Brian Denington

Andrew George

Peter Kettle FRSA

Diana Matthews FRSA

Endre Roder

Justine Lois Thorpe

Ellen Watson

Iryna Yermolova

Fruit and Veg Stall by Mike Bernard RI

Fruit and Veg Stall by Mike Bernard RI

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HAAF

12th June - 15th June 2014

Exhibiting this year at Hampstead Affordable Art Fair for the first time, we are proud to be represented by seven exceptional artists from our stable.

Exhibiting this year at Hampstead Affordable Art Fair for the first time, we are proud to be represented by seven exceptional artists from our stable.

Paintings by:

Malcolm Ashman ROI RBA

Corinna Button RE

Victoria Gamberoni

Peter Kettle FRSA

Francis Tinsley RE

Iryna Yermolova

Sculpture by: Melissa Kiernan

Exmoor, Spring 2013 by Malcolm Ashman ROI RBA

Exmoor, Spring 2013 by Malcolm Ashman ROI RBA

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Paint, Metal and Concrete

17th May - 7th June 2014

Gallery artist Malcolm Ashman and sculptor Marc Bodie come together to explore construction and material.

Materiality becomes a platform through which the process of construction and deterioration is explored; Ashman's painterly and abstracted urban landscapes converse quietly yet powerfully with Bodie's weathered concrete and rusted metal. Building and material establish an organic existence on canvas and through sculpture.

Malcolm Ashman ROI RBA

Marc Bodie

777 Demolition by Malcolm Ashman

777 Demolition by Malcolm Ashman

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Jejune

12th April - 10th May 2014

Featuring the work of Nicholas Turner RWA, we present a collection of work that explores the gentle vibrancy and warmth of the naïve. Also exhibiting: Marissa Weatherhead and Osita Nwankwo

Featuring the work of Nicholas Turner RWA, we present a collection of work that explores the gentle vibrancy and warmth of the naïve. Also exhibiting: Marissa Weatherhead and Osita Nwanko

Nicholas Turner RWA

Marissa Weatherhead

Osita Nwankwo

Harbour with Cat by Nicholas Turner

Harbour with Cat by Nicholas Turner

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A Sense of Place

15th March - 5th April 2014

We're proud to present a solo exhibition of new work by one of our favourite and most popular gallery artists, Claire Wiltsher.

Claire Wiltsher captures the turbulence and energy of our open spaces and coastline with her dynamic application of paint to canvas. Returning with a brand new body of work, we are delighted to present her first solo exhibition with us.

Further informaion on Claire can be found here:

Claire Wiltsher

Horizon II by Claire Wiltsher

Horizon II by Claire Wiltsher

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Featured Artist: Victoria Gamberoni

15th February - 8th March 2014

Featuring the work of Victoria Gamberoni, three artists are brought together with sympathetically soft palettes; also Moira Huntly PPS RI RWA RSMA and Norma Stephenson PS.

Featuring the work of Victoria Gamberoni, three artists are brought together with sympathetically soft palettes; also Moira Huntly PPS RI RWA RSMA and Norma Stephenson PS.

Victoria Gamberoni's figures float suspended in a tapestry of soft brushstrokes, whilst Moira Huntly's playful composition of houses rest luminescent within a warm palette. Norma Stephenson's landscapes explore the balance between romance and vitality.

Fishermen, Kerala by Victoria Gamberoni

Fishermen, Kerala by Victoria Gamberoni

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Viewing Form

25th January - 8th February 2014

With a sophistication and depth that is both elusive and ambiguous, Welch makes strong reference to shape and form. Reducing the image to its simplest state, his soft palette sets a quiet tension between the two.

I recommend the sturdy naturalistic paintings by Robert Welch. He is one of the most serious of our figurative artists, yet his vision owes a lot to his abstractionist contemporaries.
[Tim Hilton, The Guardian]

Robert Welch combines Matisse’s opulence with a very ‘kitchen sink’ candour.
[Mike Butler, Manchester Evening News]

Form remains dominant in Welch’s studies, his loyalty to clean shape evokes soft line and block colour. Muted palette compliments his minimalistic compositions, each piece serene in their aesthetic simplicity.  A rich academia sits modestly behind his works; both thought provoking and visually arresting.

Welch has worked at various prestigious and well known art schools across the UK as visiting lecturer and is highly regarded and widely known. Educated in Hull College of Art before completing his MA Fine Art at Manchester Polytechnic, Welch now has a substantial portfolio of high profile exhibitions behind him, spanning from London to Berlin.

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Net, Robert Welch

Net, Robert Welch

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RE: Paint and Print

6th December - 18th January 2014

Six invited members of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers come to Bath following on from Bankside Gallery in London: Corinna Button RE, Howard Jeffs RE, Jacki Newell RE, Sumi Perera RE, Jane Stobart RE,  Francis Tinsley RE.

Five invited members of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers come to Bath following on from the Bankside Gallery in London: Corinna Button RE, Howard Jeffs RE, Jacki Newell RE, Sumi Perera RE, Jane Stobart RE,  Francis Tinsley RE.

Corinna Button: paintings  prints

Howard Jeffs

Jacki Newell

Jane Stobart

Francis Tinsley: paintings   prints

Sumi Perera

Museum, Corinna Button

Museum, Corinna Button

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Spaces and Places

26th October - 9th November 2013

Ben Kelly’s empathetic scenes explore a playful take on social dynamic; his observational wit infusing each piece with rich narrative. Alive with activity and character, Kelly’s greatly anticipated new works exhibit at Bath Contemporary this autumn.

Often compared to LS Lowry, Ben Kelly's paintings are fast becoming highly sought after and collectible. Kelly's scenes are filled with his particular sense of quirky humour and gentle narrative; typically fragmented and intersecting shafts of light, strong verticals and a deliciously lively palette sets his work apart from others and is fast propelling him to international status.

Kelly has created this new body of work especially for Bath Contemporary; views and stories gathered with quiet observation in and around Bath are presented in his easily recognisable style. 

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One Week Only

12th October - 19th October 2013

Introducing an exciting and very talented young emerging artist, Peter Kettle.

Currently based in Llysworney, Wales Kettle's studio is a dis-used milking shed, his paintings initiating from a collection of sketches produced in situ. Kettle’s pieces are fast garnering attention for their acute reference to materiality and their unique application. 

Peter Kettle

Severn Estuary, Peter Kettle

Severn Estuary, Peter Kettle

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Kingdom and County

6th September - 28th September 2013

Urban and rural coincide as the South West of England and Scotland is seen through the eyes of four remarkable painters. With a fresh take on land and cityscape, Mike Bernard RI, Susan Isaac, Fiona McIntyre and Amanda Ralfe lead you through Kingdom and County.

Urban and rural coincide as the South West of England and Scotland is seen through the eyes of four remarkable painters. With a fresh take on land and cityscape, Mike Bernard RI, Susan Isaac, Fiona McIntyre and Amanda Ralfe lead you through Kingdom and County.

Mike Bernard RI

Susan Isaac

Fiona McIntyre

Amanda Ralfe

Cornish Harbour in Grey, Mike Bernard

Cornish Harbour in Grey, Mike Bernard

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Land & Line

9th August - 31st August 2013

A mixed exhibition of work exploring the integrity of line alongside colour and pattern through landscape including; Malcolm Ashman ROI, Norma Stephenson PS, Louise Davies RE

A mixed exhibition of work exploring the integrity of line alongside colour and pattern through landscape including; Malcolm Ashman ROI, Norma Stephenson PS, Louise Davies RE

Malcolm Ashman ROI

Norma Stephenson PS

Louise Davies RE

Dark Copse, Malcolm Ashman

Dark Copse, Malcolm Ashman

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Neil Pinkett & Peter Wills

12th July - 3rd August 2013

As part of a mixed exhibition Neil Pinkett returns with a new body of work exploring the Cornish coastline alongside new work from ceramicist Peter Wills, whose vibrant turquoise and emerald glazes echoes Pinkett’s palette.

Neil Pinkett's vibrant greens and blues are well known amongst his followers and collectors. Working from inspiration drawn from the Cornish coastline, Neil returns to us with a small exhibiton of new work which echoe his more familiar moody beach scenes. Also exhibiting alongside Neil is ceramicist Peter Wills, well known for his vibrant turquoise glaze which he mixes himself to achieve a depth of colour unique to his practice. Peter is currently working on a new body of work that explores emerald green glazes, the products of which he will be exhibiting for the first time in the UK.

Neil Pinkett

Peter Wills

Patch of Sun over the Mount by Neil Pinkett

Patch of Sun over the Mount by Neil Pinkett

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Pushing the Boundaries

6th June - 6th July 2013

Featuring five artists; Andrew George, Diana Matthews, Sally Stafford, Claire Wiltsher, and Iryna Yermolova as part of a rolling exhibition which explores the physical properties of impasto painting through figure studies, landscape and still life.

Pushing the Boundaries looks at the materiality of paint as well as the aesthetics of the painting. Five artists come together whose practice explores the way in which paint is applied and worked on the canvas, the expression, the viscosity, layering and mark making. The resulting surface of the canvas becomes as important as the final image and the subject or genre which the artist is exploring.

Andrew George

Diana Matthews

Sally Stafford

Claire Wiltsher

Iryna Yermolova

No Love without Freedom No Freedom without Love, Iryna Yermolova

No Love without Freedom No Freedom without Love, Iryna Yermolova

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Endré Röder: A Retrospective

3rd May - 1st June 2013

Mapping an incredible career that has spanned cities, continents and decades, we celebrate 80 years of artistic endeavour and achievement by one of our favourite gallery artists.

Mapping an incredible career that has spanned cities, continents and decades, we celebrate 80 years of artistic endeavour and achievement by one of our favourite gallery artists.

Endré Roder

Tomoko (Dreaming in English I), Endré Roder

Tomoko (Dreaming in English I), Endré Roder

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Featured Artist: Ruth Winding

5th April - 27th April 2013

Introducing Ruth Winding to Bath alongside established sculptor Carl Payne.

Introducing artist Ruth Winding to the gallery. Ruth's panels are inspired by the Chinoiserie of the nineteenth century. They are rich with colour and detail not least of which is the luscious gold leaf background against which Ruth lays her intricately painted birds and trees.

Carl Payne's finely sculpted work draws inspiration from myth, iconography, fairy tale and the Romantic. Almost lyrical in nature, his bronze female forms seem to drift and float belying the solidity of their medium. Carl exhibits across the UK and internationally and his work is part of both private and public collections, most notably Banbury Council, Warwick and Leamington Spa Council, the Stanley Matthews Foundation and Cunards Cruise Ships.

Alongside Ruth and Carl we are exhibiting new works from Claire Wiltsher and Mike Bernard and introducing Stephen Yardley and David Porter to the gallery.

Ruth Winding

Carl Payne

Claire Wiltsher

Mike Bernard

Stephen Yardley

David Porter

Birds by Dusk, Ruth Winding

Birds by Dusk, Ruth Winding

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Cherchez la Femme

9th March - 30th March 2013

Two complementary artists are brought together to explore the sensuality and spirit of the female form. With a strong sense of line, Russian artist Iryna Yermolova creates a delicious tension in her work through her application of the paint whilst Sara Ingleby Mackenzie’s slim, elegant sculptures explore the vitality of the female character with gentle humour.

Two complementary artists are brought together to explore the sensuality and spirit of the female form. With a strong sense of line, Russian artist Iryna Yermolova creates a delicious tension in her work through her application of the paint whilst Sara Ingleby Mackenzie’s slim, elegant sculptures explore the vitality of the female character with gentle humour.

Iryna Yermolova

Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie

Rita II, Iryna Yermolova

Rita II, Iryna Yermolova

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Small is Beautiful

6th December - 2nd March 2013

With a strong bias towards unique ceramics, our mixed exhibition over January and February explores colour, shape and form over function. We introduce Elizabeth Rollins-Scott with her other-worldly ceramic and bronze figures and  prints, diminutive wall ceramics by Korean sculptor Myung Nam An, stoneware mythical creatures and the decorative by April Young and a new collection of richly coloured porcelain bowls by Peter Wills. Paul Lemmon returns to the gallery with paintings that explore bright, bold and daring new perspectives and we introduce paintings by three new artists, Marissa Weatherhead, Michael Weller and Claire Wiltsher.

With a strong bias towards unique ceramics, our mixed exhibition over December explores colour, shape and form over function. We introduce Elizabeth Rollins-Scott with her other-worldly ceramic and bronze figures and  prints, diminutive wall ceramics by Korean sculptor Myung Nam An, stoneware mythical creatures and the decorative by April Young and a new collection of richly coloured porcelain bowls by Peter Wills. Paul Lemmon returns to the gallery with paintings that explore bright, bold and daring new perspectives and we introduce paintings by three new artists Marissa Weatherhead, Michael Weller and Claire Wiltsher.

Malcolm Ashman

Paul Lemmon

Pippa Hill

Myung Nam An

Susan O'Byrne

Ros Perton

Elizabeth Rollins-Scott

Marissa Weatherhead

Michael Weller

Peter Wills

Claire Wiltshire

April Young

Lonely Minotaur - April Young

Lonely Minotaur - April Young

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Neil Pinkett and Susan Leyland - Above & Beyond

9th November - 30th November 2012

Neil Pinkett takes plein air painting to new heights in this exhibition, capturing cities and coastlines from altitude. Also introducing Susan Leyland, an equine sculptor of international acclaim currently based in Italy.

One of the most adventurous of British artists, Neil Pinkett takes plein air painting to new heights. Working at altitude from hot air balloons and helicopters, he captures familiar terrain from a daring new perspective. Consistently powerful and stirring, this is Pinkett at his best when pushed to his own physical limits. In this latest collection he conveys the beauty and diversity of our coast and cities through his trademark richly layered oils.

Susan Leyland is an equine sculptor of international acclaim. Her distinctive  ‘Horse Block’ sculptures are a timeless mix of classic and the contemporary sculpted in either fireclay and more recently bronze. These emotive works capture a gentle stillness, yet underlying power of these majestic animals – a wonderful tension of life form being anchored into the earth.

Neil Pinkett

Susan Leyland

Above Tower Bridge and the Thames, Neil Pinkett

Above Tower Bridge and the Thames, Neil Pinkett

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October - Mixed Show

1st October - 3rd November 2012

Over October we have a rolling exhibition showing new works from our favourite gallery artists.

Over October we have a rolling exhibition showing new works from our favourite gallery artists to include new paintings from Malcolm Ashman, Mike Bernard, Mike Hindle, Endré Roder and Sally Stafford with new ceramics from Ros Perton and Peter Wills. We also have new bronzes in from Dorothy Brook and are pleased to introduce a new animalier sculptor Pippa Hill to the gallery who works in both ceramic and bronze. Her bronze polar bears watch you from all angles, their eyes following you as you move around the room. They simply beg to be picked up and stroked, sitting in your hands with a familiarity and comfort that appears almost human. October's show will be constantly changing from week to week so please do drop into the gallery to have look.

Malcolm Ashman

Mike Bernard

Mike Hindle

Endré Roder

Sally Stafford

Dorothy Brook

Pippa Hill

Ros Perton

Lee Bay near Lynton North Devon, Malcolm Ashman

Lee Bay near Lynton North Devon, Malcolm Ashman

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Ben Kelly and Marie Prett

7th September - 29th September 2012

Ben Kelly's work looks at interaction within the fabric of landscape and people, moving from one place to another, presenting attractive and thought-provoking narratives. This exhibition is accompanied by the ceramics of Marie Prett.

Bath Contemporary is proud to introduce to the South West a solo exhibition of recent works by rising talent, Ben Kelly. Looking at the passage of time through our interaction with landscape, Ben’s atmospheric scenes are characterised by shafts of light, which seem to fuse different points of time together questioning our experience of those moments and time itself. Winner of the very prestigious Football and the Fine Arts Prize, Ben has exhibited widely across the North of England including the Lowry Centre, City of Manchester Museum, National Football Museum and Cambridge University. Accompanying the exhibition are ceramics by Marie Kelly.

Ben Kelly

Marie Prett

Ben Kelly, Twenty Four Bottles

Ben Kelly, Twenty Four Bottles

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Summer Exhibition

13th July - 1st September 2012

A collection of paintings and ceramics to celebrate summer through the richness of landscape, wildlife and cafe culture.

A collection of paintings and ceramics to celebrate summer through the richness of landscape, wildlife and cafe culture.

This latest series of paintings by Mike Service focuses on views of Bath from its surrounding hills and valleys, a subject that Mike has been concentrating on for the last six months. Sally Stafford's new work includes her landscape paintings of meadows and forests as well as a preview of her latest series playing with the theme islands. Brian Dennington  captures  moments in time from our rich cafe culture and George Morgan examines the space around us with sensitivity and humour. Boo Mallinson and introducing Tessa Houghton, both artists experiment with the materiality of paint, abstracting the figurative with quiet elegance. 

We introduce ceramicists Anna Barlow and Susan O'Byrne - Anna provides a delicious palette of  ceramic ice creams, real enough to make you reach out and take one. Susan's  sea birds capture the essence of summer and our natural heritage.

Anna Barlow

Brian Dennington

Tessa Houghton

Boo Mallinson

George Morgan

Susan O'Byrne

Mike Service

Sally Stafford

Foxgloves Pearl Light, Sally Stafford

Foxgloves Pearl Light, Sally Stafford

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Corinna Button: Paintings and Prints

16th June - 7th July 2012

Marking the launch of original prints Bath Contemporary is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by British painter and print maker Corinna Button. Currently based in Chicago, Corinna completed her fine art education at Leeds before going on to post graduate studies in advanced print making in London. She exhibits internationally and has works in various public and private collections including the BBC, the University of Aberstwyth and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Corinna is an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers.

Marking the launch of original prints Bath Contemporary is proud to present a solo exhibition of work by British painter and print maker Corinna Button. Currently based in Chicago, Corinna completed her fine art education at Leeds before going on to post graduate studies in advanced print making in London. She exhibits internationally and has works in various public and private collections including the BBC, the University of Aberstwyth and the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Corinna is an associate member of the Royal Society of Painters and Printmakers.

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Getting Aquainted

Getting Aquainted

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Avenue of Champions

22nd May - 5th June 2012

Coinciding with the Olympic Torch coming to Bath on 22nd May 2012, Bath Contemporary launches a special preview of Ben's Olympic series 'Avenue of Champions', with new works in Bath stone, Carrara marble, bronze and a special limited edition print run of his 2012 drawings in Indian ink. This body of work unites both Olympian and Paralympian in their spirit and quest for excellence in a unique series of life-size fragmented sculptures.   The full exhibition will then be on show at Salisbury Cathedral during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Olympian 2012 video

Coinciding with the Olympic Torch coming to Bath on 22nd May 2012, Bath Contemporary launches a special preview of Ben's Olympic series 'Avenue of Champions', with new works in Bath stone and a special limited edition print run of his 2012 drawings in Indian ink. This body of work unites both Olympian and Paralympian in their spirit and quest for excellence in a unique series of life-size fragmented sculptures.   The full exhibition will then be on show at Salisbury Cathedral during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Olympian 2012 video

Ben Dearnley

Olympian, plaster

Olympian, plaster

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Mixed Exhibition

2nd April - 30th April 2012

Introducing new artists to Bath Contemporary, Carol Saunderson and Ian Hargreaves. The show also includes the latest works by Endre Roder and Sally Stafford, alongside other gallery artists, sculptors and ceramicists.

20th February - 8th March

Including latest works by Endre Roder, Malcolm Ashman RBA, ROI and Sally Stafford, alongside other gallery artists, sculptors and ceramicists.

Gypsy Earrings by Endre Roder

Gypsy Earrings by Endre Roder

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City and Coast in Collage and Colour

10th March - 31st March 2012

Featuring his latest compositions of bustling Italian towns and markets, serene Venetian canals and his favourite fishing harbours and coastal scenes of Cornwall. Mike’s paintings, in mixed media with collage, in his familiar style are accompanied by scenes of Bath in pen, ink and wash.

Featuring his latest compositions of bustling Italian towns and markets, serene Venetian canals and his favourite fishing harbours and coastal scenes of Cornwall. Mike’s paintings, in mixed media with collage, in his familiar style are accompanied by scenes of Bath in pen, ink and wash.

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Moments in Time

4th February - 18th February 2012

A strong sense of familiarity with Clive's paintings is shared through the ambiguity of subject, time and place, which often strikes an emotional connection with its audience. First solo exhibition with Bath Contemporary runs 4th - 17th February 2012.

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A strong sense of familiarity with Clive's paintings is shared through the ambiguity of subject, time and place, which often strikes an emotional connection with its audience. First solo exhibition with Bath Contemporary runs 4th - 17th February 2012.

Red, Red Roses III

Red, Red Roses III

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Moveable Feast: Small works

3rd January - 31st January 2012

Throughout December and January we shall be showing new work by Sally Stafford, Malcolm Ashman, Paul Greenwood, as well as introducing painters Edward Bell, Pascale Reymond and Jackie Philip and ceramicist Ros Perton.

Throughout December and January we shall be showing new work by Sally Stafford, Malcolm Ashman, Paul Greenwood, Rick Kirby as well as introducing painters Edward Bell, John Brown RSW, Benedict Doonan, Emily Morgan, Pascale Reymond and Jackie Philip and ceramicist Ros Perton.

Castelnuovo dell A'Batte - John Brown RSW

Castelnuovo dell A'Batte - John Brown RSW

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L’ Alliance

11th November - 26th November 2011

During the Bath Art Affair, Bath Contemporary is showing work by renowned Scottish artist Michael G. Clark focusing on the relationship between the artist, France and Scotland.

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L'Alliance

During the Bath Art Affair, Bath Contemporary is showing work by renowned Scottish artist Michael G. Clark focusing on the relationship between the artist, France and Scotland.

His paintings are a celebration of life linking the significant pleasures of everyday activities to their surroundings. This solo show of new paintings evoke memories of holidays in France and Michael’s ongoing love affair with Paris, combined with his passion for the moody skies and gentle landscapes of his native Scotland.

In addition Bath Contemporary continues to show work by established artists, sculptors and ceramicists alongside emerging new talent.

Chairs in the Jardin des Tuileries

Chairs in the Jardin des Tuileries

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Autumn Mixed Exhibition

4th October - 10th November 2011

New paintings by Jane Cooper, Mike Service and Endre Roder, and introducing sculpture by Ben Dearnley alongside other gallery artists, sculptors and ceramicists. After unveiling his latest sculpture of of Oscar Pistorius as part of his series of Olympic athletes in Trafalgar Square, Ben, Official BT Olympic Artist for 2012, is showing a selection of sculptures in bronze and stone.

New paintings by Jane Cooper, Mike Service and Endre Roder, and introducing sculpture by Ben Dearnley alongside other gallery artists, sculptors and ceramicists. After unveiling his latest sculpture of of Oscar Pistorius as part of his series of Olympic athletes in Trafalgar Square, Ben, Official BT Olympic Artist for 2012, is showing a selection of sculptures in bronze and stone.

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To the Edge

9th August - 30th September 2011

We celebrate our relaunch as bath contemporary commencing with a solo exhibition of paintings by Cornish artist Neil Pinkett. 'To the Edge' begins 10th September.

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We celebrate our relaunch as bath contemporary commencing with a solo exhibition of paintings by Cornish artist Neil Pinkett. 'To the Edge' begins 10th September.

This is a man who thinks nothing of traversing mountains, hanging out of helicopters and pushing his body to its limit via monumental cycling and canoeing trips, all in the name of art. But while Pinkett is undoubtedly one of the more physical of British artists, he is also one of the most sensitive.

Witness, for example, his latest body of work, created from travels in Snowdonia, Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly and Scotland. The topography may vary, from summery beach scenes to the vastness of mountain ranges, but there is a common denominator. Each painting, layered with oils in Pinkett's Marazion studio from watercolour sketches made en plein air, is imbued with a subtle, enigmatic sense of tension, as if the landscape is at once benign and yet indifferent.

"I like to seek out places of solitude," says Pinkett, adding that often the experience of being "remote, as if in a lost world" engenders a curious feeling of sanctuary. Curious, because Pinkett's response is not as unilateral as that of Romanticism's embrace of the sublime. This exists, certainly, but it merges with a more modern sensibility, a Conradian grappling with the impassiveness of the landscape around him.

"My task is to make you hear, to make you feel - it is, before all, to make you see", wrote Conrad, a statement of intent that could as easily apply to Pinkett's oeuvre. Born in St Just, mainland Britain's most westerly town, in 1958, he is one of five children to a father who was a ship's radio officer and a mother who worked in a doctor's surgery. He enjoyed drawing from an early age, and quips that it - and painting - was "all I could ever do."

Pinkett's self-deprecation belies his mature, deft and nuanced handling of landscape. His work is impressionistic, in the way of some of Conrad's writing, but, again like Conrad (and, indeed, one of his key influences, Turner), consistently powerful and stirring. If two tiny, thinly delineated figures may appear at the foot of a mountain, they serve not merely to provide a sense of scale but also to convey man's fragility amid such overwhelming forces.

And yet, of course, the two figures are there, together, barely discernible but walking beneath the towering rock forms. Isolation is leavened; sanctuary is possible. Existential alienation is nevertheless infused with the sublime.

It is this - the blurring of opposing philosophies in his response to the landscape - that helps make Pinkett's work so distinctive, so alluring, so impressive. This, and the extraordinarily physical commitment to his art. As he says: "Some of the trips I made for the bigger canvases, among mountains, were very perilous. They took me to the edge."

For Neil Pinkett, the edge is always there, calling him. The rest of us can be glad that he makes his journeys there, to return with so finely judged, and yet impassioned, a response.

By Alex Wade, writer and regular contributor to, among others, The Times, The Guardian and The Times Literary Supplement.

Almost Quiet but for the Lapping Waves

Almost Quiet but for the Lapping Waves

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Forests, Meadows and Dreams

2nd July - 18th July 2011

Introducing the work of two artists new to the gallery, whose work is strongly influenced and inspired by the landscape surrounding each painter, with refreshing and contrasting approaches.

Introducing the work of two artists new to the gallery, whose work is strongly influenced and inspired by the landscape surrounding each painter, with refreshing and contrasting approaches.

Sally Stafford
‘Painter of forests, meadows and dreams'

This collection reveals the true spiritual heart of an artist, whose inspiration comes from the ancient woodlands and meadows near her home. Her paintings are aptly described as ‘a place to rest your soul before the next step on its journey'. The viewer is invited to lose themselves in the intricate and abstract qualities of the paintings - step back and one sees a forest or meadow, move closer and the work is cleverly non-representational.

Sally works in a unique style she describes as "less realistic, more real" and developed on her travels to the east - capturing Balinese flower offerings in kaleidoscopic colour, and allowing raindrops to blend paint on canvas and leave their mark. She outlines with charcoal from local forests (the forest literally ‘grounds' the paintings), and works flat on the floor applying layers of water, mixed media and gold leaf from above. The finished visual experience is multi layered, rich in colour and texture, with a clear dimension to the natural world.

Sally has been widely exhibited throughout the UK, Portugal, Australia and Bali.

Lorraine Gerry

Lorraine Gerry studied art and design at Sydney College of Art before moving to the Cotswolds where she now lives and works. She is inspired by the undulating landscape and ever changing colours both at home and wherever she finds herself. Lorraine's work evokes a sense of energy, of light and subtlety of colour allowing the observer to experience sensations of wild and natural beauty and freedom, peacefulness and a sense of calm.

Summerland

Summerland

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Portofino to Port Isaac - An Exploration of Coastal Towns

7th May - 20th May 2011

Mike Bernard’s distinctive style makes him one of the country’s most respected contemporary landscape painters, for which he has won many prestigious awards. Born in 1957, he trained at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, followed by postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools. He has exhibited widely in London and throughout the UK, including the Royal Institute of Painters - where he was elected a member in 1997 – the Mall Galleries, the Royal Academy Summer Show and leading galleries nationwide.

Mike Bernard’s distinctive style makes him one of the country’s most respected contemporary landscape painters, for which he has won many prestigious awards. Born in 1957, he trained at the West Surrey College of Art and Design, followed by postgraduate studies at the Royal Academy Schools. He has exhibited widely in London and throughout the UK, including the Royal Institute of Painters - where he was elected a member in 1997 – the Mall Galleries, the Royal Academy Summer Show and leading galleries nationwide.

For this most recent collection Mike’s inspiration is from recent travels in his beloved Italy and the South West coast of England, from which he draws many parallels. The paintings are quite literally ‘steeped’ in history, capturing scenes with a timeless quality. Painting almost exclusively in mixed media, combining collage, acrylics and pastel, he initially creates multi-layered ‘textural happy accidents’. From this point he selectively adds details or rejects elements, but always leaves the integrity of the view intact “retaining a semi-abstract, impressionistic feel, inviting the viewer’s imagination”.

Mike’s trademarks are his bold use of colour, fine detail and clever deployment of collage, combined with a keen eye for perspective. These qualities have earned him a loyal following of collectors nationwide and many awards including the Lanseer Prize, British Institute Prize (both Royal Academy), and the Ranelagh Press Award RI.

Italian Harbour

Italian Harbour

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All That We Are

23rd March - 8th April 2011

Inspired by our desire to understand who we are, we showcase an exciting mix of paintings, fashion photography, and sculpture. Introducing London artist Paul Lemmon whose large-scale seductive canvases capture the colour and culture of city life with a cinematic dynamism. Accompanied by Richard Twose whose edgy yet ethereal paintings are inspired by his successful career in the fashion industry. Brian Denington brings his vibrant and dynamic oil studies of the female figure. Anouk Mercier has been exploring fantastical landscapes encorporating imagery from period etchings and modern fashion iconography. Guest fashion photographer Marko Dutka joins us from 23rd to 27th March with his latest collection, referencing past and present influences. A larger 3D perspective is provided by new sculptures from Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie and Rick Kirby. Expect a few surprises!

Inspired by our desire to understand who we are, we showcase an exciting mix of paintings, fashion photography, and sculpture. Introducing London artist Paul Lemmon whose large-scale seductive canvases capture the colour and culture of city life with a cinematic dynamism. Accompanied by Richard Twose whose edgy yet ethereal paintings are inspired by his successful career in the fashion industry. Brian Denington brings his vibrant and dynamic oil studies of the female figure. Anouk Mercier has been exploring fantastical landscapes encorporating imagery from period etchings and modern fashion iconography. Guest fashion photographer Marko Dutka joins us from 23rd to 27th March with his latest collection, referencing past and present influences. A larger 3D perspective is provided by new sculptures from Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie and Rick Kirby. Expect a few surprises!

To see all works in the exhibition click on 'Artists' or 'Sculptors' (above) and go to the relevant pages for Paul Lemmon, Brian Denington, Richard Twose, Anouk Mercier and Rick Kirby and Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie.

Plus One

Plus One

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Bath In Fashion

23rd March - 27th March 2011

This intimate exhibition by Marko Dutka, specially for Bath in Fashion, breaks any boundaries between photography and fine art. For Marko, the lens is as effective a means of capturing the play of light on his subject as a painter would find a brush and palette.

This intimate exhibition by Marko Dutka, specially for Bath in Fashion, breaks any boundaries between photography and fine art. For Marko, the lens is as effective a means of capturing the play of light on his subject as a painter would find a brush and palette.

The show coincides with the gallery's exhibition 'All That We Are' - introducing new painters Paul Lemmon, Richard Twose and Brian Denington as well as breath-taking scupltures from Rick Kirby and Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie. Expect a few surprises!

Van Dyck pose

Van Dyck pose

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Window to the Soul

12th November - 4th December 2010

We are proud to celebrate the most talented artists in the West of England. This beautiful and diverse exhibition includes new paintings, ceramics and bronzes that capture the spirit of the artist. Works range from the figurative to abstract, from ethereal landscapes to evocative and tantalising female form.

We are proud to celebrate the most talented artists in the West of England. This beautiful and diverse exhibition includes new paintings, ceramics and bronzes that capture the spirit of the artist. Works range from the figurative to abstract, from ethereal landscapes to evocative and tantalising female form.

Many of the artists featured have reached the height of their profession and between them have been awarded some of the countries top prizes. They all have one thing in common, a real passion for their subject, a passion that shines through in every piece we show.

Introducing:
David Brayne RWS, Emma Williams, Tom Elliottand Carl Payne, sculptor

And new works from:
Paul Brason PPRP RWA, Neil Pinkett, Malcolm Ashman RBA ROI, Paul Greenwood, Endre Roder, Lar Cann SWAc, ceramacist Peter Wills and sculptors’ Ian Edwards, Dorothy Brook and Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie

Please visit our website www.bathfineart.com for further details and images of new works to be launched at the show.

In association with the Bath Art Affair

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Life, Love and Fashion

4th September - 18th September 2010

From September 4th – 18th we will be showcasing new, limited edition bronzes by wildlife sculptor Ian Edwards and figurative sculptor Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie. Also, introducing the works of South West artist Mike Hindle, whose evocative twilight beach scenes contrast brilliantly with his bright and beautiful abstracts. To see each individual artist’s full collection and to find out more, click on Artists or Sculptors and follow the links.

From September 4th – 18th we will be showcasing new, limited edition bronzes by wildlife sculptor Ian Edwards and figurative sculptor Sara Ingleby-Mackenzie. Also, introducing the works of South West artist Mike Hindle, whose evocative twilight beach scenes contrast brilliantly with his bright and beautiful abstracts. To see each individual artist’s full collection and to find out more, click on Artists or Sculptors and follow the links.

Pudding

Pudding

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From Sand to Sandstone

3rd July - 23rd July 2010

From the serene shores of Treen Beach, to one of the world's most famous landmarks, "From Sand to Sandstone" introduces new paintings by Cornish artist Neil Pinkett, encapsulating the splendour of Cornwall and Bath.

From the serene shores of Treen Beach, to one of the world's most famous landmarks, "From Sand to Sandstone" introduces new paintings by Cornish artist Neil Pinkett, encapsulating the splendour of Cornwall and Bath.

Undoubtedly one of the gallery's most popular artist's, Neil's paintings seem to deliver a serene energy that strikes an inspiring note. His work is very recognisable and rarely stays on our walls for long, as his landscapes capture with ease and freshness, so many beautiful places within the South West.

"I have lived in Cornwall most of my life and exposure to such a dramatic environment has inspired me to paint."

Many aspects of Neil's work make it so appealing, but three in particular are mentioned time and time again: the relaxed nature of his technique, Neil's ability to intuitively capture the light of his surroundings, and the agreeable rugged textures that add movement and dimension.

"I work with a knife as I want to express as forcefully as I can, the forces of nature, the ever-changing elements, cloud formations, piercing blue skies over acres of red bracken, the raw beauty of the landscape."

"I think one of the most noticeable things about my pictures is the weight of paint. A lot of the time now I paint up canvasses with quite heavy paint, usually in ochres and oranges, several weeks in advance. The ready made texture of that first application makes the rest of the painting on the one hand more difficult, but on the other potentially more rewarding giving scope for happy accidents and less obvious marks."

His work has been exhibited at a large number of venues throughout the UK and has also toured across the United States.  This show promises to be a real summer treat for Bath, and art enthusiasts.

Treen Cave

Treen Cave

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True to Form

14th May - 30th May 2010

The show will exhibit 30 acrylic paintings, a distinctive medium used by the artist, allowing him to explore different ideas, colour palettes and perspectives.  We expect this varied body of work to be of particular interest to collectors and Endre Roder devotees, as well as a delightful introduction to Roder's intoxicating work.

The show will exhibit 30 acrylic paintings, a distinctive medium used by the artist, allowing him to explore different ideas, colour palettes and perspectives.  We expect this varied body of work to be of particular interest to collectors and Endre Roder devotees, as well as a delightful introduction to Roder's intoxicating work.

This exhibition will also introduce ceramicist Peter Wills. Peter has been working as a successful potter since 1989, with his work being widely exhibited in the UK and abroad including Japan, Europe and Dubai. With 18 solo exhibitions to date, and commissions that include The Princess of Wales Hospital, and HM Government for bowls to be presented to visiting European Heads of State.  Peter's current work is almost exclusively one off pieces, mainly bowls and vases, crafted from a blend of English and French Limoges porcelain. He constantly experiments with new glazes, reflected in the amazing effects and colours he achieves in this striking collection.

Young Blonde

Young Blonde

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