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.

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.

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.

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