Gallery programme for 2019 is published.

Here’s a complete list of exhibitions coming to Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery between now and the end of 2019. The Victoria Art Gallery’s programme for 2019 will include an exhibition dedicated to paper, a display of kinetic sculptures, prints by Louise Bourgeois, and shows from popular local artists including Peter Brown and Nick Cudworth. Jon […]

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Wrapping up a great year with On Paper.

You could say Jon Bennington – Manager of Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery – has already ‘opened’ his best Christmas present. Speaking to Bath Newseum – at a private preview for a new Arts Council produced exhibition called ‘On Paper‘ – he was pleased to announce that this has been a very good year in terms […]

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Poussin masterpiece coming to Bath.

Nicolas Poussin’s The Triumph of Pan, a much-loved work from the National Gallery’s Collection, is coming to Bath next spring – as part of a UK tour that will also take in York and County Durham. The painting will be in Bath from April 11th through to July 7th. Jon Benington, Victoria Art Gallery Manager, […]

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The art of paper.

An exhibition which explores how artists have used paper as the focus of their work is coming to Bath in December. The exhibition On Paper from the Arts Council Collection opens at the Victoria Art Gallery on 1 December 2018 and runs until 17 February 2019. On Paper showcases the work of acclaimed 20th-century and […]

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A brush with Ken Loach

A portrait of filmmaker Ken Loach by Richard Twose, an artist based near Bath, will go on show at the city’s Victoria Art Gallery from 2 October. On loan from the artist, the large (200 x 150 cm) picture was a follow-up to a portrait commissioned by Oxford University. During the sittings, the men shared […]

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You’ve been framed

When you acquire a family archive – full of artistic gems – and find the majority are unframed – it pays to have friends.   On display now at Bath’s Victoria Art Gallery – through to November 25th – is a collection that profiles the work of husband and wife team Clifford and Rosemary Ellis […]

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Museums Week

Museums across Bath & North East Somerset will host an exciting programme of special events and activities over October half-term for Museums Week (27 October to 4 November 2018). Organised by Bath & North East Somerset Council, Museums Week celebrates the unique collections and activities in our local museums. All activities are free for residents with […]

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We’ve got ourselves a Grayson Perry!

The Victoria Art Gallery has secured grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Art Fund and Friends of the Victoria Art Gallery to buy the fascinating work Posh Art (1992) by popular Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry, and deliver a programme of activities and events based on its themes. The purchase has been made possible […]

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Making Art Matter

The work of Bath-based artists Clifford and Rosemary Ellis, whose artistic partnership spanned more than five decades, will be celebrated in a new exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath. Making Art Matter: Clifford & Rosemary Ellis will run from 8 September to 25 November 2018. Clifford Ellis (1907-1985) was a graphic artist and […]

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

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