Bath's Annual Fringe Visual Arts Festival
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Bath Artists' Studios






Exhibition - Bath Artists' Studios Gallery

4-12 June 2011, 11am - 4pm daily

This year’s exhibition will once again represent the diversity of artists based at the studios, and highlight the BAS Futures Fund, set up to raise money and awarness in order to keep our current premises, and secure the future of BAS.

Opening night party

Saturday 4 June, 6pm onwards

Best knees up in town (hopefully). Live music - Jem Hobbs and Adam Rose will woo you early evening before the Red Boot Band wake you up with hip jiggling tunes follwed by Junction 18 whoop everyone up into a dancing frenzy. Plus, the cheapest bar in town - this year we will be doing Pimms!


The Future's so bright: talk and discussion

Thursday 9 June, 6:30 - 9pm  BAS Gallery

Vision’s of the future?

Arts entrepreneur Simon Capes and Bard of Bath Thommie Gillow debate visions of the future of humanity. Are we headed for environmental catastrophe, war, credit crunch plus; or can the arts, along with people-power and advancing technology lead to a happier, more enlightened and peaceful society?

This short talk refereed by cultural studies scholar Dr Matthew Alford, will be a thought provoking presentation which we hope will inspire a lively audience discussion, and a ballot for the best argument!  Come along if you have questions, your own ideas or just want a little food for thought.



Become a friend of Bath Artists' Studios

The charitable aim of BAS is 'to advance the education of the public in the understanding and appreciation of the arts'...The Friend's of Bath Artists' Studios was launched to enable the studios to continue its work and secure the future of the studios.  As a Friend you will be entitled to a number of excellent benefits:

  • 10% discount on all purchases at Open Studio events and other designated Studio events.

  • Reduced entry to our programme of talks.  Only £1 for Friends!

  • New members will receive a limited edition print by a studio member. 

  • 10% discount at local art shops and framers including Minerva Graphics, FJ Harris & Son and the Meltone Gallery.


Bath Artists’ Studios, The Old Malt House, Comfortable  Place, Upper Bristol Rd, Bath BA1 3AJ