A contemporary exhibition of art created by graduates at Bath Spa University will adorn the walls of the Abbey Hotel’s ArtBar this summer, showcasing the work of ten final-year projects.
Giving graduates a platform to share their work locally, the ‘On the Horizon’ exhibition will showcase fine and graphic art, lino print, knitwear and textiles by 10 2019 graduates from Bath Spa University.
The displayed artworks were chosen from hundreds of final year projects by the hotel’s artist-in-residence, Emma Taylor, herself a local painter.
All artists will have their creations displayed at ArtBar until 30th September and for many, this will be their first professional exhibition since graduation, giving hotel guests and city residents an exclusive viewing of original and emerging talent.
The artists include Lucy Baker, exhibiting her dramatic ‘Frozen Lake’ oil on canvas painting, Hannah Gaskin’s wall hangings and Alice Clement’s screen print entitled ‘The Fertility Tree’.
Graphic artist Georgina Morgan was awarded the ‘ArtBar Winner’s Award’ for her series of 12 images of Bath, entitled ‘See Bath’, which encourages tourists to view some of the city’s most historical buildings and locations through a different lens – via 3D glasses – which will be available alongside her work for an interactive experience.
Emma Taylor, ArtBar’s resident art curator, said: “I was immensely impressed by the talent and creative vision on display at the undergraduate art show and we’re delighted the ArtBar is able to showcase a carefully chosen selection of some of the varied and gifted work.”
Kerry Curtis, Head of School, Bath School of Design, added: “It’s been great to work with the Abbey Hotel on this amazing opportunity for our graduating students.
“We know how talented our students are and it’s wonderful that this exhibition means that people in Bath can see that for themselves.
“I would encourage everyone to come and take a look at the outstanding works on display.”
The work will be on display until 30th September, with free entry via the Abbey Hotel.