Central Gallery

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


Art at the Heart of the RUH, 44AD and research academics at the University of Bath unique partnership project – River is the Venue (RiV) combines water science, art and information technologies. Funded by the Public Engagement Unit of the University of Bath and led by a team of researchers and art professionals, RiV has contributed a fresh and exciting perspective on the water heritage of the historic City of Bath.

The RiV exhibition will be shown in the RUH Central Gallery from 4th December 2018 – 31st January 2019 and showcases community workshops and events that have taken place during the project. RiV has enabled local artists to communicate the flood history of the River Avon of the City of Bath through art installations, a sound piece, puppetry performance and participatory art workshops for communities in Bath. This range of evidence-based, flood inspired artworks produced throughout the project will engage RUH Bath patients, visitors and staff on stories of the great flood of 1968 but also show the river as an asset for the City of Bath and as a core element of its social history.

Image: RiV Artwork produced in community workshops with Artist, Edwina Bridgeman, photograph taken by Rob Cooper, University of Bath

CENTRAL GALLERY  1st October 2018 – 17th January 2019


Artists and makers from the 5 Bath Art Trails are once again showing their works in the Central Gallery at the RUH. From the end of September through to January, an eclectic selection of works is on display demonstrating creative variety and expertise from across the city.

Lansdown Crescent, Helen Stanfield, Newbridge












Paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and mosaic will be available to view, and with a third of all sales going towards the Art at the Heart programme, this is a great opportunity not only to buy those last minute Christmas presents but also to support the vital works of Art at the Heart, which includes patient led art workshops for both adults and children as well as live music.

The Fisher Kings, Sarah Targett, Larkhall

Bath Open Studios (BOS) is proud to represent and promote all art and craft makers residing in the city. While fostering a greater awareness of the individual artist and allowing for each trail to retain its particular style, BOS is committed to supporting their practice and to raising the profile of art trails as a recognised outlet for the presentation of art and craft. Showing this selection in the hospital corridors is an exciting taste of the works which are created and available during the weekends of May or September each year.

For further information, please visit www.bathopenstudios.co.uk


Thoughts of a Lone Tree, Usha Pearce, Widcombe