By degrees

Took ourselves off for a walk across the city this morning,

Following the Kennet and Avon Canal and then the River Avon we were heading – from Larkhall – for the Locksbrook Campus of Bath Spa University and this year’s Undergraduate Degree Show. It is the first such show to be held at the new site.

Must say that – on the way – there were plenty of forced diversions from the riverbank footpath.

One day it’s going to make a wonderful cycling and walking route through the city!!

The open plan building we were heading for is officially known as the address for Bath School of Art and Bath School of Design.

Originally designed by Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in 1976, the university has spent the last few years revitalising this Grade 2 listed building to transform it into an extraordinary facility for artists and designers to flourish in. Sir Nicholas was also the architect who designed the city’s Thermae Bath Spa.

The open-plan building has technical workshops surrounded by open, flexible studio spaces, as well as large, open social areas.

According to the University’s website, “the exhibition not only showcases the extraordinary achievements of our graduating students, but also marks the start of their professional journeys into employment and self-employment.

The resilience, commitment and invention of our graduates has been inspirational during challenging times and their creative outputs are testament to their endeavours. We hope that you can play your part in congratulating the graduates of 2021 by viewing the exhibition.

The work of over 200 graduating students in Contemporary Arts Practice, Creative Arts, Digital Animation, Fashion Design, Fine Art, Furniture and Product Design, Graphic Communication, Photography and Textile Design for Fashion and Interiors will be on display.

While there is a fantastic range of achievements in every category – from Fine Art, through Photography to Textile Design – it was a performance piece by a young graduate from Spain that took our eye.

The show is open to visitors from Monday 21 – Monday 28 June 2021. The show is closed to the public on Friday 25 June for private viewings.

To visit the exhibition, you are required to pre-book an arrival time using the links below.

Book your free ticket now