Mariner: A painted ship upon a painted ocean
An exhibition curated by Dr Sarah Chapman, Angela Cockayne, Philip Hoare
Preview: Thu 23 January 2020
Fri 24 Jan – Sat 21 Mar
Tue – Sat · 11am-5pm
An epic maritime poem is the inspiration for a major exhibition of international art in Bath.
The Andrew Brownsword Gallery at The Edge is pleased to present this important exhibition featuring 14 artists’ works that consider the contemporary resonance of The Rime of the Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) - one of the most influential poems in the English language.
The exhibition showcases a series of new commissions and artworks including: Zubenelgenubi a film by Serena Korda; a bespoke installation by Mary Evans, which draws on historical artefacts held at The Holburne Museum, Bath; sculptural works by Grace Schwindt; a multi-sensory presentation of Raft of the Medusa by Lucy & Jorge Orta and special contributions from Ellen Gallagher & Edgar Cleijne and Linder Sterling. Featured alongside are selected artworks by Nicola Bealing, Justin Brice Guariglia, Vija Celmins, Angela Cockayne, Naomi Frears, Nadav Kander, Joe Lyward and Richard Wentworth.
Newbridge (Virtual) Arts Trail
Because of the lockdown, the Newbridge Arts Trail couldn’t take place this month as planned. While it’s not possible to visit artists in their homes and studios, you can still enjoy their work online at www.newbridgeartstrail.com
To provide an interesting stay-at-home experience, the website has been extended to create a virtual trail, with more information about the artists and more images of their work. Artlovers can explore the virtual trail from the comfort of their own homes, in their own time, whatever the weather, throughout the summer months.
About 40 artists and makers are showcasing their work. Several have joined this year, so there’s plenty of new work to be seen, even by regular visitors. There’s a huge range of art, from painting, printmaking and photography to textiles, ceramics, sculpture and digital art. And anyone who is interested in knowing more can contact artists or see more of their work by following links on the artists’ pages.
There’s also a ‘Newbridge in Lockdown’ area on the website, with photos giving a flavour of how the streets look and what people are doing as they stay at home.
A new date for the trail will be published as soon as known. In the meantime, take the opportunity to visit www.newbridgeartstrail.com for a preview of the exciting and original art being created in this area of Bath.