Bath Contemporary is situated in a beautiful, grade II listed Georgian building in the heart of Bath. With almost 100 square meters of gallery, we are extremely proud of our light and airy space, especially our atrium gallery to the rear of the building. Both our director Bridget Sterling and our gallery assistant Oliver Adams have a masters degree in Fine Art and our part time gallery assistant, Khadija is busy studying for her fine art degree at Brighton University (so you'll only see her during holiday time!). We are all passionate about supporting both established and emerging artists and we set the benchmark pretty high, looking for what in our opinion is work that shows not only talent but an inquisitiveness, intelligence and originality.
We also believe in supporting education and work in partnership with Bath Spa University offering three fine art students work experience as part of their Professional Practice Module every year. We work with The Holburne Museum's volunteer programme as well, offering those interested in exploring a career in the commercial sector the opportunity to gain experience in a commercial environment. In supporting young talent, we are proud to say that both of our two videos have been directed and produced by the extremely talented young production company Red Recursion (Matt is still a student at Bath Spa University). Bridget is also a trustee of Chapel Arts, adding music and performing arts into the mix as well.
Bath Contemporary underwent a major refurbishment project at the end of 2013, which seems like ages ago now but we continue to be very proud of our utterly beautiful gallery with original dark wood floors and moulded ceilings and an original Georgian fireplace, which looks great at Christmas draped with a fresh pine garland. We're well into our exhibition calendar for 2016 and are very excited to be showing royal academician John Wragg this year. We are already busy planning the calendar for 2017, so watch this space!
Our London presence so far has been the participation in the Hampstead Affordable Art Fair in June 2014 and the Battersea Affordable Art Fair in March 2015. Whilst we are not showing up in London this year we are very busy developing our website and all will be revealed soon enough! We are a gallery of huge optimism and drive, constantly searching for new talent and conceiving new ideas for the curation of exhibitions that stimulate and stretch. Follow our progress by joining us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.