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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All selected works will be on display in FaB1 on Stall Street throughout the festival, we would love you to come peruse this year's exhibition:

Amanda B Lock, Unknown
Angela Anderson, Palimpest 1
Ashar, Don’t Stop Now
Bella Barton, Hearth and Home
Carlamaria Jackson, Après le Bain
Chiara Gill, Trace
Darren Nisbett, Fire and Ice
Elizabete Caires, Royalty
Emma Cownie, Chapel
G. William Bell, Platter
Gabriella Gordon-Watson, Untitled
Gillian Hawkins, The Entrance Hall at Paf
Helena J. L. Weaver, Green Red Against Soft Blue
Jan Byrne, Acceptance
Jason Clarke, Turtle Control
Jodie Kemp, Cut Crayons
Jon Gordon, Seven Bells
Kathryn Maple, Wastelands
Laurence Munden, Trees 2
Magdalena Francke, Emergence Red II
Marco Pereira, Untitled
Marina Belikova, Inner Conflicts
Mary de Bay, Pathway
Michelle Roth, Nun
Nicholas H. Wood, Antonio
Nicki Gwynn-Jones, Pale Fire
Oliver Adams, We Will Make Things For You
Petra Regent, Broken Window
Robert West, Everest at Night
Sam Empson, Five Clowns
Samuel Lindup, Up in Smoke
Sara Dudman, Farmer-Cam in Field
Sarah Hole, Untitled
Sarah West, Weights
Sophie Elliott, Lulworth’s Subterranean II
Susan Francis, The Loaded Gesture (They All Know it was You)



The FaB Open Prize is an annual competition and exhibition which is truly open, allowing all to enter: early career artists, those who exhibit work regularly and those who prefer operating outside the gallery-based scene.

  • Undertakes that the work is of his/her own origination, and that he or she holds all moral and intellectual property rights in that work.
  • Agrees to the reproduction of their work for press/publicity/website & catalogue and any other printed material. You will be notified of your selection via email
  • To be delivered to the gallery location (TBC) on Sat 18th or Sun 19th May, between 1pm and 7pm.
  • To be removed from the same location on Sunday 9th June, between 4pm and 8pm.
  • FaB provides public liability insurance but does not take responsibility for loss or damage of works, we strongly advise you take out your own insurance if applicable to cover the work in transit (two-ways) and during the exhibition period. 

Inviting work from artists practicing contemporary art in the fields of painting, print, drawing, photography, film,sound, sculpture, installation and performance, selected works will be shown as part of a curated exhibition at the FaB space during the 2013 festival.

FaB is a not for profit voluntary organisation, all registration fees and donations go towards running the competition and supporting the festival.

For artists who submitted work before the deadline of 26th April 2013, by submitting work to the FaB Open Prize, the artist: 

Works selected:


FaB Open supported by Show and Tell magazine

In this, its third year, the FaB Open competition is supported by the new visual arts magazine, Show and Tell.

SATmags’ aim is to act as a platform for art-related critical writing, interviews and reviews; profiles of emerging galleries and artist-run spaces, plus a cross-section of visual art activity taking place in and around some of the more established arts organisations in the South West UK region and beyond.