Monday, 16 December 2013

ARTBAR Christmas Quiz!...

Tonight from 8 PM the ARTBAR Christmas Quiz 2013!!! So, bring a team and be the ARTBAR Champions of 2013!

Also some of the guests for ARTBAR 2014 are being unveiled...

and drink and be merry or have a famous Raven pie and chips and meet and greet the team and other Artbarians at the bar upstairs...

Saturday, 19 October 2013

Keith Harrison discusses his recent collaboration with Napalm Death, this Tuesday evening..

The ceramicist, Keith Harrison, discusses his recent collaboration with Napalm Death at the De La Warr Pavillion later this month, in conversation with Mike Tooby, this Tuesday evening. Join us for an eventful evening and a few drinks, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath from 7.30 PM...

Napalm Death
'Bustleholme — a live collaboration between legendary grindcore outfit NAPALM DEATH and ceramic artist Keith Harrison — has been rescheduled for Friday, November 29 in the Modernist setting of the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill on Sea, East Sussex, United Kingdom. Initially created for the V&A in London (where it was supposed to take place this past March), this groundbreaking project will see the band come together with Harrison to depict and destroy a custom-built installation during a one-off live performance. Expect no limitations imposed upon what will no doubt be one of the most important events of the cultural calendar. The band will play a special live set through an experimental sculptural sound system constructed by Harrison. Clad with blue and yellow ceramic tiles, the raw, uncompromising energy of NAPALM DEATH's music will activate a set of three specially created ceramic sound systems, which will disintegrate as the performance progresses.'



Wednesday, 2 October 2013

ARTBAR September: Discussion on William Scott 'Simplicity and Subject'

After the showing of the film 'Every Picture Tells a Story' on William Scott by James Scott at the Victoria Art Gallery, we continued the evening upstairs at The Raven for the inaugural ARTBAR..and so started a fascinating evening with Professor Mike Tooby and the Curator of the Victoria Art Gallery, Jon Bennington,  discussing their current exhibition at Victoria Art Gallery William Scott 'Simplicity and Subject' with and special guest, Robert Scott, with contributions from the artist John Eaves and questions with much discussion form the audience, a special evening...

ARTBAR inaugural evening
Professor Mike Tooby starts discussion
on William Scott 'Simplicity and Subject'
John Bennington, Curator, Victoria Art Gallery
steals the microphone
A captivated audience

Robert Scott enlightens us with memories of his father
John Eaves discusses his memories of William Scott as a tutor at Bath Academy of Art
Robert Scott, looking back..

All photos thanks to Nick Smith

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

ARTBAR 2: Keith Harrison in Conversation, 22nd October 2013

Question: When did you last hear Victoria, Albert, Napalm, Death and Bexhill in the same sentence?...
Answer: When discussing the work of Jerwood Prize winning artist Keith Harrison! At ARTBAR October Keith shall be in conversation about his residency and disruptions’ at the Victoria and Albert Museum last winter and his forthcoming collaborative projects.
Keith Harrison 'Blue Monday'
Keith Harrison 'Grand'

Keith Harrison 'London Orbital'

Next ARTBAR date: 26 November 2013 with Chris Stevens, Tate Curator of Displays in conversation with Professor Mike Tooby

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Talk: William Scott: 'Simplicity and Subject' Tuesday 24 September 2013 7.30pm for 8.00pm with guest speakers.

The Talk is free but buy your own drinks at the upstairs bar.

Michael Tooby, Professor of Art & Design, Bath School of Art & Design and Jon Bennington, Manager, Victoria Art Gallery discuss the work of William Scott in the presence of the Scott family members.

The event will be preceded by a screening of Every Picture Tells a Story at Victoria Art Gallery at 5.30pm. We'll see you at ARTBAR upstairs at The Raven afterwards. The exhibition William Scott: Simplicity and Subject continues until 17 November 2013.
                                      William Scott, Kitchen Still Life, 1948, Southampton City Art Gallery
                                                        Copyright © 2013 Estate of William Scott

Future ARTBAR @ The Raven evenings:
ARTBAR: 22nd October 2013, Guests yet to be confirmed
ARTBAR: 26 November 2013, Mike Tooby, Chris Stephens, Curator, Tate Britain

ARTBAR: December, Christmas Party