The Central Gallery is situated in Zone B on the Ground Floor, left and right of the main atrium.
CENTRAL GALLERY 1ST OCTOBER 2019 – 16TH JANUARY 2020
BATH OPEN STUDIOS AT THE RUH
Artists and makers from five Bath Art Trails are showing works in our RUH Central Gallery from 1st October this autumn! 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.
Paintings, prints, photographs, ceramics and mosaic will be available to view, with a third of all sales going towards the Art at the Heart programme.
*Header Image by Maggie Simenson, Bear Flat Art Trail
Matthew Rees was born in Stourbridge and lives and paints in his studio in the South of France. The paintings shown here at the RUH vividly evoke the colour and vibrancy of the landscape in which he lives and reflect the joy of life.
A few years ago Matthew suffered a brain haemorrhage and his whole right side and sight was affected. He started doing self-portraits, holding his right hand with his left to monitor his progress. Two years on he is now painting full time, with his left hand. “A stroke of luck”. His paintings are based on his surrounding landscape in France and are quite textured due to the multiple layers built up, giving them a depth of colour and mark.
Matthew Rees’ colourful landscape paintings will be on display at the top end of the Central Gallery near the RUH Atrium.