A room full of rainbows

We’ve been pretty lucky so far this year – as far as the late spring/early summer weather is concerned. Our city has had its more than fair share of sunshine.

However, as we all know, there is no guarantee of a constant stream of blue sky days to come as we head into July and the holiday season.

Well, whatever the elements throw at us, l can guarantee one indoor space in Bath that is constantly bathed in rainbow colours – and will remain so through to the end of September.

Kaffe Fassett

Opening tomorrow, at the Victoria Art Gallery, is an artistic collaboration that’ll certainly thrill your senses, in terms of colour and texture, as artist and textile designer Kaffe Fassett returns to the city with a new exhibition of quilts and a new book to go with it.

Alongside him, in the gallery, his longtime friend – and fellow exhibitor – fine artist Candice Bahouth creates grand rococo mirrors decorated with porcelain and china pieces.

Regular visitors will remember their previous stunning exhibitions at the gallery, Blue and White and A Celebration of Flowers. Both shows broke attendance records too!

 This vibrant exhibition showcases 23 large new quilts and ties in with Kaffe’s forthcoming book, Timeless Themes.

Kaffe has searched through his print archives to demonstrate the different motifs that people love to return to over and over again in patchwork designs: stripes, circles, dots, flowers and foliage. 

Candice, meanwhile, has been Inspired by the beauty of china itself, and her works are in numerous private and public collections, including The V&A.  Her previous exhibitions have featured mirrored candlesticks, totems and shoes representing her distinctive vision.  

Also on display are charming and fanciful candelabras adorned with birds and romantic figures.

While the final touches were being put to the exhibition – ahead of tomorrow’s opening – l was able to speak to Kaffe.

He’s lived in the Bath area for some time now and l asked him whether it was through coming to this area that he had met Candice.

More information on times and prices via https://www.victoriagal.org.uk/