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Find another Bath  

A collection of works from the book Find another Bath will be in display in the Central Gallery at the RUH. Artists, writers and performers’ responses to forgotten aspects of Bath's history; highlighting and celebrating its Industrial past and the workers who lived, laboured and died here.

Curated by Anna Kot, Richard Williams and Sophie Erin Cooper

Artist-led book on sale now

 Find another Bath is a short run book that is drawing together a wide range of local artists and poets who have responded to various aspects, locations and associations of Bath that are often overlooked or forgotten. Works include painting, prints, sculpture as well as video, performance, poetry and a specially composed piece of music. The bookwas launched at a show of the same name at 44AD artspace in November 2016.

It is mainly concerned with the industrial history of Bath (including Stothert and Pitt, the Textile Mills, for instance) it is also drawing attention to the huge labour force that supported this, the conditions they lived in, and the desperate plight of some of their lives while reminding us of how this contrasts with the elegant and luxurious lifestyle usually promoted.

Find another Bath is not pretending to be anything more than an artist-led book.  It does not present dates or list facts or place events in a chronological order and nor does it comment on what is presented. Instead it is a rich mix of works and subjects that celebrate the many facets of our city, but which also includes another, unexpected, theme - the effects of passing time and how things change, are erased, suppressed or forgotten.

To discover more you can purchase a book by contacting or

Mark Thomas - PENETENIARY 3

Anya Beaumont - Union Terrace

Marc Parrett

Book launch and exhibition: 15th-20th November 2016 at 44AD artspace, 4 Abbey Street, Bath BA1 1NN