Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
FAB is Bath's only visual arts festival, we actively promote and celebrate contemporary art in the Bath area and beyond, showcasing early career artists and curators, and those who find it difficult to break into (or prefer to operate outside of) the gallery based art scene.
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Susan Boyle 

Susan’s practice is mainly photographic, exploring notions of order and disorder. ‘I look at the ways in which we may seek to regulate the uncertainty and disorder of life through control mechanisms… I also explore whether we really wish to escape the confines of control structures (both external and self-imposed) and their rules and instructions, or if we readily accept and create directions that afford us stability and allow avoidance of self-examination and introspection.’

Susan lives in Glasgow. For the show she will kindly be sending down her ‘Instructions for use of a vacuum cleaner’, vinyl text on Perspex.


Introducing: Anna Kot

Anna is part of the 44AD Artspace studio group in Bath. Her work focuses mainly on abstract painting, developing a visual language from photographic documentation of architectural forms. 'Using the formal elements to explore spatial and perceptual ambiguities, I am also interested in the language of abstract art and how a single change in the balance of colour or position of line, for instance, will influence what is expressed and how a message is read.'

Anna has created nine new pencil and ink drawings for A Given Structure; we look forward to revealing the work to the public for the first time on May 23rd. 



Introducing: Jody Hamblin 

The count down begins with less than 10 days until the opening night! In anticipation of the festival's launch, I shall update this blog regularly with info on the participating artists. We begin with Jody Hamblin... 


Jody is a British artist, currently living in Bondi, Australia. Jody describes his work as 'obsessive encounters with materials, examining the nature and limits of two- and three-dimensional reality. Simple geometric forms are often used as motifs, with particular fixation on doors and windows that seek activation, via repetitive marks, gestures and processes.'

And yes, his work has travelled half way around the world for the Fringe Arts Bath 2014 festival! 


'16' (detail), drawings on scored watercolour paper, cork sheet, dressmakers pins, 2014 © Jody Hamblin



Fantastic space, looking forward to installing the work and meeting the participating artists.