There's no place like home.
That’s right, we have found ourselves, hopefully you will find us too.
FaB 1 returns to our home of the last 5 years in this double-fronted Walcot Street wonder, formerly The Looking Glass. We’ll fill the 4 floors with extraordinary works, you’ll find Fantastic and Strange things, personal places and spaces in Enshrine, photography reclaimed in 36 Exposures, Disordered States brings us through some challenging frames of mind, Dead|Line will evolve, grow & change, you’ll discover whether Size Matters or not.
We occupied this space years and years ago, most recently it was Long Tall Sally (opposite Rossiter & Taka Taka). We’re tackling what you might think is Dull and proving that it’s not, blasting colours, emojis & memes at you with .GIF, and presenting the best from Cardiff Arcade Studios’ freshest painting scene.
The FaB Photomarathon will spread across the ground floor walls once again in the former Bloomsbury store, come find the Holburne’s Gardners Lodge Art Group hidden in the corner (not all of them), and pick up a unique Postcard: a different view of Bath designed specially for #FaB19. Rambling through the 5 floors you’ll find your Self, experience dating like you hopefully never will again through 21st Century Neanderthal, spend time considering a female perspective with This Woman’s Work and listening to the place in Telling Spaces.
Just past the Bell Inn, off Walcot Street the chapel awaits. Come stroll down the musical, visual, physical & virtual Deviation Street inside the chapel, and take part in Mud’s series of workshops and sculptures inside and throughout the gardens.
Making the Hidden visible, tucked into the depths of this beautiful development we return to Milsom Place’s underbelly. (It’s just a 2 min walk behind FaB 2, or down the steps from Anemone on Milsom St)
Our wonderful friends at 44ad are housing us once again. Descend into the basement gallery to see The Workshop’s space of machines and their place in our lives. Discover the winners of the Bath Open Art Prize on the ground floor, and vote for your favourite to win the People’s Choice.
Performance, events and the streets of Bath
On our opening night, Fri 24th May, along with ALL FaB VENUES being open for the #FaB19 Opening Night Arty Party with drinks, art, performance and artiness from 6pm ‘til late, ‘Creature', a Collaborative Songbook is popping up in Starbucks, Avon St BA1 1UN launching a music ‘zine through poetry, music and visual arts for one night only.
Throughout the festival we’ve got a long and eclectic programme of events, performances and interventions coming to all FaB venues, spilling on to the streets, and a few other places. Check our What’s On page Exhibitions listings, and social media for updates.
The annual FaB Art Market will take over Kingsmead Sq, BA1 2AB on Sun 2 June, bringing you masterpieces to snap up alongside Bedlam Sunday’s performers and fun from FaB’s big sister Bath Fringe Festival. Best check our What’s On page and Exhibitions listings so you don’t miss out on anything.
Our associate venues bring you events, performances, film screenings, exhibitions, workshops and more…
FLOW: Reflections on Water and Ice Flow bring an exhibition, loads of performance and happenings to I.C.E. Space, 1 North Parade BA2 4EU, inside the gallery, on the surrounding grass and adjacent river path.
FaB & The Holburne have joined together for Up Late: Mindful May, offering you a relaxing evening with yoga, cocktails and more to immerse you in the positive effects of creativity, 5-9pm Fri 31st May. Up Late is a monthly themed event held at The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street BA2 4DA.
Daily free workshops invite you to Create Every Day at Bath Artists’ Studios, Comfortable Place BA1 3AH from 24-31 May, surrounded by vibrant artwork created with with Fresh Art@ wellbeing projects.
There will be 2 photo walks and a film screening at the Museum of Bath Architecture, The Paragon BA1 5N, and Born For It audio installation awaits you at the Museum of Bath at Work, Julian Road BA1 2RH, local Artists are exhibiting at Waller&Wood, 4 Abbey Green BA1 1NW.