The Victoria Art Gallery is introducing new temporary exhibition admission prices from April – including free entry for under-21s and discounts for Bath & North East Somerset Council Discovery Card holders.
From 5 April 2014, many visitors will be able to benefit from discounts for temporary exhibitions in the downstairs area of the Council-run Gallery. The upstairs permanent collection remains free to all visitors.
Councillor Ben Stevens (Lib-Dem, Widcombe), Cabinet Member for Sustainable Development, said: “We’re making our prices for temporary exhibitions even clearer for visitors with these flat rates, and in response to public requests; we’re also offering a generous discount to Discovery Card holders.
We look forward to welcoming more young people to enjoy the Victoria Art Gallery’s visiting exhibitions as they can benefit from free entry for under-21s.
“The price of our Annual Exhibition Pass has been frozen at £10 – which works out at just 83 pence a month, or around 20 pence a week and allows visitors to come and go as often as they please. Our frequent local visitors appreciate that this offers great value for money, as Bath & North East Somerset Council strives to protect front line services and still offer everyone a range of opportunities to enjoy culture.”
Admission charges from 5 April 2014:
- Adult: £3.50
- Senior citizens (65 and over) & full-time students over 21 (with valid ID): £3.00
- Child/young person under 21: Free (under 14s must be accompanied by an adult)
- Carers of disabled people: Free
- Discovery Card holders: £2.50
- Art Fund members: £1.75
- 12-month exhibition pass: £10.00
- Friends of the Gallery exhibition pass: £8.00
Residents of the Bath & North East Somerset Council area are admitted at the concessionary rate above on production of a current Resident’s Discovery Card. For more details – including how to get your free Discovery Card – visit: www.bathnes.gov.uk/discoverycard.
Exciting shows to look forward to at the Victoria Art Gallery:
Bath Society of Artists 109th Annual Exhibition
5 April – 31 May 2014
Our summer ‘open’ exhibition is a box of delights, with over 300 dazzling paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures, all for sale. Any artist aged 18 or over may submit work for possible selection and winning of a prize. For a submission form visit www.bsartists.co.uk
The Radev Show 2
7 June – 31 August 2014
Following its world premiere in 2012, we are delighted to present further delights from this very private collection of modern art. The collection is named after Mattei Radev, an émigré from Bulgaria who became a prominent picture framer. He was befriended by Eddy Sackville-West and Eardley Knollys, both avid art collectors. Artists featured include Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Chaïm Soutine, Maurice Utrillo and Alfred Wallis.
Modern Masters in Print: Matisse, Picasso, Dali and Warhol
6 September – 23 November 2014
Drawn from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s renowned print collection, this show explores the work of four great 20th-century artists: Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and Andy Warhol. Together these artists spanned 75 years that saw the birth of the modern age. Their work represents one of the most creative and diverse periods of printmaking. A feast for the eyes, this exhibition is organised by the V&A.
Edwina Bridgeman: Ship of Fools
29 November 2014 – 11 January 2015
Edwina Bridgeman is well known for her affecting sculptures made from driftwood, each with a story to tell. For this new exhibition she will create a central installation of a vulnerable, fragile looking vessel. Surrounding the vessel will be sea monsters and, on the walls of the gallery space, a series of figures and animals representing an audience or future passengers waiting on the quay.
The Victoria Art Gallery, near Pulteney Bridge in Bath, is open Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 5pm, Sundays 1.30pm to 5pm and closed on Mondays. For more details call 01225 477233 or visit the Gallery’s website www.victoriagal.org.uk. You can also get the latest updates via Facebook (search for “Victoria Art Gallery”) and Twitter @VictoriaArtBath.