I didn’t manage to get round to blogging last week, so will have to do two in quick succession. First up is about some exhibitions in Bath I’ve been to recently – as per the title – then I’ll post separately about my ongoing work.
Last Thursday I found myself at the launch of War and Peace at the BRLSI. I’d stayed on after Uni to attend a lecture there (on Mesolithic archaeology, another of my interests) and walked into a party, celebrating Deenagh Miller and Brian Goodsell’s work. Brian’s watercolours are inspired by natural elements and geology, while Deenagh’s was the War side of things, with large paintings of images taken from photographs in the media. They were fundraising for Medicins Sans Frontieres with a speaker from the organisation, and in the light of the following day’s events in Paris I hope this continues to make people think, feel and donate to those in need. Event poster here.
Then on Tuesday this week I went to see two ceramic artists currently exhibiting, as recommended by my tutor Kate. Sarah Purvey has a selection of her large textured (and dare I say again, ‘elemental’) pots in the exhibition Hallowed Ground at David Simon Contemporary (website). She graduated from Bath Spa with an MA in 2009 and has had many exhibitions since, focusing obsessively on a particular form and making practice with different finish effects. Gorgeous work. Find more of it here.
At Beaux Arts Bath (website) I discovered Jane Muir’s work, ‘idiosyncratic hand-painted figures’ hand modelled with delicate glaze finishes, quirky and accomplished. I particularly liked the figures in boxes. Find out more about her here and some of my photos below (I asked for permission at the gallery to take these).