Time for local art to shine.

It’s that time of the year again – when local artistic talent competes for space on the gallery walls – at the Victoria Art Gallery – for the annual exhibition of the Bath Society of Artists.

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It’s an organisation that’s grown from the 26 people who came together to found it in 1904 to approximately 120 today.

The membership includes professional and part-time artists who live in Bath and the surrounding area.

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Artists and guests pictured at last night’s preview.

Many distinguished artists have exhibited with the Society – among them John Singer Sargent, Philip Wilson Steer, Walter Sickert and Howard Hodgkin.

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The Bath Society of Artists £1,000 Prize this year went to Benedict Doonan for ‘Beach Structure No.5’

The Society’s Chairman is Susanna Lisle.

 

The exhibition opens to the public today – Saturday, March 24th and continues until May 12th. It’s open daily between 10.30 and 5.00pm.

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David Simon of the David Simon Contemporary Gallery in Bartlett Street, who sponsored this year’s Sculpture Prize. The winner – who’ll get an exhibition at David’s gallery – was Martin Elphick with ‘Wind and Sea’ – bronze and stone.

Entry to the exhibition is £4.50 / concs. / 16 and under and Discovery Card holders free. More on this and other events via https://www.victoriagal.org.uk