News & Views

Welcome to our News and Views page, where you will find articles from not only Axle Arts but invited guest writers too. Also updates on exhibitions, new work from our artists and interviews from artists, curators, makers and other people in the business with something interesting to say. We aim to make this page as dynamic as possible and hope you enjoy it. Please send us your feedback, we’d welcome it.

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What is Art

What is Art

16/10/18 by Bridget   Views

What is fine art and what makes something art? A question many have tried to answer - but what do you think? Read More

Exhibition Calendar

Exhibition Calendar

29/09/18 by Bridget   Exhibition

News of current, upcoming and past exhibitions. Read More

Lynne Cartlidge Paints En Plein Air

Lynne Cartlidge Paints En Plein Air

09/09/18 by Bridget   Exhibition, Interview

En plein air translates literally as ‘in the open air’ and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. We talk to Lynne Cartlidge about her latest body of work, en plein air. Read More

TBM Marc Bodie

My Bath, Marc Bodie

05/08/18 by Bridget   Interview

"Sculptor Marc Bodie, who was born in Wales, moved to Bath 30 years ago with his wife Vickie..." The Bath Magazine (August issue 2018) talks to artist Marc Bodie. Read More

Adrian Parnell Interview

In Conversation with Adrian Parnell

30/07/18 by Bridget   Exhibition, Interview

Artist and painter Adrian Parnell, new to the gallery, talks to Bridget Sterling about his 45 year career... Read More

Creative Collaborations, Printmaking Today Summer Issue 2018

Creative Collaborations, Printmaking Today Summer Issue 2018

13/06/18 by Bridget   News, Views

Printmaking Today asked Director Bridget Sterling to write an opinion piece for their summer 2018 issue about the state of galleries with a focus on print. Read More

A Group Effort

A Group Effort

24/05/18 by Bridget   News

We recently held our first exhibition in collaboration with Tasburgh House Hotel in Bath, showing predominantly outdoor sculpture and ceramics on their elegant terraces overlooking the city. Read More

Unfolding by Dorothy Brook

Outdoor Sculpture, 4-13 May 2018

14/01/18 by Bridget   Exhibition, News

We are thrilled to confirm our inaugural exhibition as Axle Arts will be an outdoor sculpture show in May 2018 working in collaboration with Tasburgh House Hotel. Read More

Forward Momentum, Ollie Adams

Forward Momentum, Ollie Adams

02/12/17 by Bridget   Views

I'm delighted to welcome Ollie Adams to our forum. Ollie used to work as Gallery Manager of Bath Contemporary but is now pursuing a full time career as an artist. I'll let him tell you the rest. Read More

New Collaborative Partner

New Collaborative Partner

23/10/17 by Bridget   Event, Exhibition, News

I’m really excited to be planning a sculpture show collaboratively with Tasburgh House Hotel for May next year. We’re focusing on ceramics for outdoor spaces but the exhibition will also include bronze and steel.  Read More

Meeting Rhian Jones

Meeting Rhian Jones

23/10/17 by Bridget   Exhibition, Interview

A colleague of mine is a believer of prophetic signs. I was quite surprised when he told me because I didn’t think he would believe in such things. I certainly don’t. However, I might revise that after the strange, almost fated meeting I had with Rhian Jones.  Read More

Art is a Necessity Not a Luxury

Art is a Necessity Not a Luxury

23/10/17 by Bridget   Views

As our inaugural entry to our News and Views page, I wanted to write something serious. What more apt than to try and explain the slogan on our home page.  Read More