Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Tuesday 15th July Artbar, the last Artbar until September...

It's Tuesday evening  and we have an art quiz, and the opportunity to socialise, also please bring ideas for future Artbar's...


Tuesday, 10 June 2014

ARTBAR: Next Tuesday 17th June 2014...

We have a panel discussion 'Bath-a centre for culture and the visual arts?' with guest speakers: 

David Metcalfe, Co-chair of the Cultural Forum for the Bath area
Katie O'Brien, Director of 44AD Gallery and Studio
Arran Hodgson, Director of Fringe Arts Bath
Lyndsay Hughes, Creative Producer Visual Arts, ICIA, University of Bath

A very interesting evening discussing the new developments taking place in and around Bath...if a you have any questions come along and ask them!


Wednesday, 7 May 2014

ARTBAR on Tuesday 20th May is artist fabricator, Steve Haines

Having worked with Anthony Gormley, David Mach, Marc Quinn, Martin Creed, Paul McCarthy, Ryan Gander, Yayoi Kusama, Mak Wallinger and Iggy Pop! amongst others, Steve shall shed some light on the art world from the inside.
Marc Quinn
'Steve started his career as an artist in the 1970's leaving St Martin's sculpture department in 1977, practising as an artist, making sculpture and having shows. While continuing to make his own work people would always just keep asking him to help make work for them too. This eventually lead to working in the film and television industry for companies like Madame Tussauds and on shows such as Spitting Image and on films like Braveheart and Event Horizon with advertising campaigns for the likes of Levis, BMW and Nissan but always making sculpture.
Marc Quinn

Continuing with both threads throughout his career he has in recent years become better known for making work for other artists. In the 1990's when budgets in the contemporary art market were on the rise and artists started to sell work for larger and larger amounts of money, this inevitably lead to making work for artists now that they could afford his services. The art industry has now fundamentally changed and it has become the norm for artist's to routinely have work made for them. With his company 'Arteffects' he now makes work for a quite a number of them, making pieces for public commissions, collectors and gallery shows. Artists such as Anthony Gormley, David Mach, Marc Quinn, Martin Creed, Paul McCarthy, Ryan Gander, Yayoi Kusama, Mak Wallinger et al are his regular clients.'

See him at work here:  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01dy1pp

Anthony Gormley

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

ARTBAR 18th March, Paul McGowan talks about his work and recent collaboration with Warchild...

Next Tuesday evening's Artbar will be fascinating discussion on the subversive work of the artist Paul McGowan...
For the past 3 years Paul McGowan has been 100% committed to his Collaboration with War Child UK. Titled 'Trigger Finger' the work draws from the everyday situations the charity is confronted with on the ground. The Exhibition was launched at the Drang Gallery in October 2013. Paul has previously collaborated with Legendary American guitarist Gary Lucas who worked with Captain Beefheart and Jeff Buckley.
22 Bones, Paul McGowan
In December 2013 along with an impressive assemblage of today’s leading Artists including Inkie, Banksy, My dog Sighs, Elmo Hood, Sheppard Fairy, Nick Walker, and many more. Paul's work was exhibited in the Houses of Parliament in conjunction with a DJ Saved My Life and London West Bank Gallery for Smile Britannia. Paul is currently focused on an Experimental audio Visual experience that will bring people together in a different way and the work will involve the production of two audio albums one of the albums Paul will collaborate with Bath Based DJ & Producer Jamie Tack and will be available in all formats. Ronnie Tee of vision artists will choose who and how the second album is produced and the project is shaping up to be ready for release in time for the festival season 2015.
Terror Chamber, Paul McGowan

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

'Paul Klee and Musical Symbiosis', Art Talk, February ArtBar, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath

Next ARTBAR: Tuesday 18th February 7.30-8.00 pm, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath.

Jim Dickinson, Senior Lecturer at
Bath Spa University, talks about the influence of music on the work of Paul Klee and the reciprocal impact of Klee's paintings on selected composers.

Paul Klee-'Making Visible' continues at Tate Modern, London. Click

Quintet in the studio of painting and drawing school Heinrich Knirr in Munich, 1900
Paul Klee (far right) is photographed with the violin. He is accompanied by (l-r) Walther Siegrist (second violin), Fritz Stubenvollstrasse (viola), Franz Schmidt, a student of classical philology (first cello) and Julius Labba (second cello). This is the only photo held in the Zentrum Paul Klee archive of the artist playing an instrument.
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Schenkung Familie Klee
© Klee-Nachlassverwaltung, Bern (Klee Estate, Berne)

Paul Klee 'Embrace' 1939
Pamela Kort observed: "Klee's 1933 drawings present their beholder with an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse a central aspect of his aesthetics that has remained largely unappreciated: his lifelong concern with the possibilities of parody and wit. Herein lies their real significance, particularly for an audience unaware that Klee's art has political dimensions."