Posts Tagged ‘Art in Bath’

Walcot with the Bees Knees – open studio summer 2015

August 1, 2016
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The Bees Knees do 44AD, Bath, sept 2014

February 21, 2015

44ad panorama

February 21, 2015

We (Susi, Alison, Michelle, Angie and me) were offered the chance to use the newly converted 44AD gallery.  The plan was to use the space as an open studio as we’ve done with Walcot Chapel.  The building is right by the Roman Baths and the Abbey and had been used as council offices.  Three of us went to see it as the 44AD guys started to convert it into studios and a gallery – it was atmospheric and felt full of stories.  Somehow once there, the gallery space was so beautifully white and pristine that we ended  up having an exhibition.  I can only recommend this approach as a stress free way to prepare for exhibiting!

In the hallway we had a drawing wall which was popular and well used…might become a feature of whatever we plan next…Walcot as a studio space in June I think.

so there’s a knack to getting some control over these thumbnails…but i’m quitting while i’m any way near ahead..

February 21, 2015

44ad widows 44ad portland 44ad porthmeor and harbour findings 44ad mine and michelle's work 44ad corner 3 44ad corner 2 44ad corner 1 44ad clay boats 44ad clay boats 244ad the bees knees invite..

Walcot Chapel May 2014

August 18, 2014

This May five of us shared Walcot Chapel in Bath, an old mortuary chapel long used for music or art, as a working open studio. We were three painters and two textile artists. My idea was to make a lot of small painted squares based on the green and white colours that are a memorable part of the setting, seen through arched windows, lit and changed by the different times of day.  Somehow that gradually changed – influenced by conversation and shared space.  I began to make imprints of flowers and gravestone script.

A whole set of Susi’s great grandmother’s widows weeds started talk – between ourselves and also with visitors – of widows, strong women, survival, relationships. Discussions about death and the nebulous nature of memory. A whole life often captured many years later with so few words on a gravestone.

I felt the urge to make small clay widows to live outside. Maybe not all so devoted or dutiful….

Thanks to Angie Kinnear, Michelle Dash, Ali Harper and Susi Bancroft for a week of inspiration.

August 18, 2014

walcot space

August 18, 2014

walcot dandelions

August 18, 2014

drying on stone 1

Ali and the widows weeds

August 18, 2014

ali and the widows weeds

The Widows

August 18, 2014

widows 1a