Sail time at the Vic

Detail of some of Edwina's colourful characters.
Edwina Bridgeman's 'Ship of Fools' central installation.
Edwina Bridgeman’s ‘Ship of Fools’ central installation.

Bridgeman is back! The ever popular Bath artist – Edwina Bridgeman takes prime exhibition spot over Christmas and into January at Bath’s Victoria Gallery.

One of the head-dresses children can wear!
One of the head-dresses children can wear!

This time round she turns her attention to a subject that has intrigued her for a long time.

Dominating the show is a central installation of a fragile-looking vessel made from cardboard and found objects.

Some of the 'characters' who could sail with the ship
Some of the ‘characters’ who could sail with the ship

The ship invites  visitors to interact with it and explore what it felt like to be named a ‘fool.’ There are some fantastic masks for children to play with too!

Detail of some of Edwina's colourful characters.
Detail of some of Edwina’s colourful characters.

The gallery walls are lined with over 100 figures and animals – an audience perhaps, or future passengers waiting on the quay.

They are for sale.

Edwina will be conducting a personal tour of her installation on Thursday, January 8th from 1pm to 1.45 pm. Entry is free to exhibition ticket-holders.