Central Gallery

The Central Gallery is situated in Zone B on the Ground Floor, left and right of the main atrium.



The title of this exhibition is taken from the Latin term genius loci, the guardian spirit or soul of a place. In contemporary use, genius loci often refers to a location’s distinctive character or atmosphere; the impression that it makes on the mind. In other words, the sense of a place. Every location has its own unique qualities, not only in terms of its physical aspects, but also in the way it is perceived, thought of or used. We associate different feelings with the sea, woodlands, open vistas or small details that abound in nature. Each of these can be thought of as having different genius loci, a certain spiritual quality.

The exhibition brings together works of five contemporary photographers, Sue Bishop, Benjamin Graham, Marianthi Lainas, Vanda Ralevska and Linda Wevill. The common denominator for all five artists is their endeavour to capture the distinctive atmosphere and experience of a place they find themselves in; the special times when one feels to be in touch with the essence of the surrounding world, genius loci.

Gulls & Breakwater Marker at Dawn by Benjamin Graham

Ladybird by Sue Bishop


























Landscape Collective UK and Devon Guild

Landscape Collective UK consists of a group of landscape photographers who meet every two months to show printed work, discuss landscape photography and look at ways of printing, presenting and improving their work. The group is by invitation and a mixed ability group; but all passionate about Landscape Photography whether it be Moorlands, Woodland or the Coast.

4 Members of LCUK are represented at this Exhibition at ‘Art at The Heart’.

Deborah Baker and Susan Brown are both Devon based Photographers and Members of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Their work can usually be seen at the Guild’s Gallery in Bovey Tracey. Susan is also a Member of the Devon Artists Network.

9 on – Abstract Rocks and Sand, Susan Brown

The Devon Guild is a charity supported by the Arts Council and its mission is to set the standard for contemporary craft. That means researching, locating and showing people the most innovative and exciting craftwork around. The Membership is from the South West of England including Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Bristol and Bath.

Deborah and Susan are pleased to be able to support ‘Art at The Heart’ by showing a few examples of their work in the large exhibition space at Bath Hospital.