Central Gallery

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

Love2Learn Printmaking and Ceramics: Bath College Student Work

This exhibition showcases exciting student work from the Printmaking and Ceramic Love to Learn courses at Bath College.

It shows individual, skilful and engaging work across a range of subjects and processes. The work is underpinned by playful enquiry, experimentation and exploration with materials.

The termly part-time courses provide opportunities to creatively explore and develop visual and 3 dimensional studies through a structured range of processes across the year. These are suitable for beginners to advanced abilities. This provides a conducive learning environment promoting a rich and informative experience in which students share and give breadth to their creative, visual thinking and making.

Through a variety of approaches, students are inspired to develop their studies in the well-equipped specialist workshops. They are encouraged to produce individual and engaging outcomes that often demonstrate considerable care, skill and knowledge.

Somerset Artworks (SAW)

The theme for Somerset Art Weeks 2022 is SANCTUARY and this exhibition at RUH Bath presents a selection of new work by Somerset Art Works Members responding to the challenges of the national Lockdowns of 2020 and 2021. Many artists’ practice shifted or changed completely at this time as exhibitions were cancelled and artists explored new ways of making work in isolation. Through different projects set up by Somerset Art Works, and two mainly digital Open Studios events, SAW Members responded to ideas around safety, nurture, familiarity, wellbeing and community in their work.

Chard Watch Group

Somerset Art Works worked with the Chard Watch Group as part of an extensive project in the town celebrating people and place. Artists Jenny Mellings and Rebecca MacPherson shared a wide variety of materials and processes with the group, some of the artwork from the sessions is displayed here.

Fresh Arts

The 2022 Fresh Art@ Exhibition `Out of the Dark’ showcases new artwork to enliven the walls of clinical settings. The title reflects the sense of coming out of the darkness and emerging from the shadows into the light. A theme which was particularly meaningful after the experiences of the last 2 years. Everyone involved in this project believes that creativity can make a significant difference to people’s lives by inspiring and supporting them to have fun, be creative, learn new transferable skills, improve health and wellbeing and connect with communities.

Three Views of Bath

A group exhibition of Bath and its surroundings by local artists Nigel Gardner, Josephine Tsegaye and ‘Behind Closed Doors’ by Jason Dorley-Brown and Emma Taylor is now on display in the Central Gallery (B25) at the RUH.

Nigel Gardner paints what he sees around him both for his own pleasure and of any audience he chances upon.

The intention is to capture a moment or an atmosphere which can be savoured over time.

Originally he trained at a small art school but then his career took him elsewhere (including as a medical social worker in a large hospital) before returning to painting when he retired.

Josephine Tsegaye grew up in the vicinity of Kelston where she spent much of her childhood riding around the hills and lanes with her mother and friends.

In her twenties she learnt to paint studying at the Bath Academy of Art under the guidance of John Eaves and David Cobb.

Now living in Weston she retains her deep appreciation of the local landscape and the animals which graze there and this has inspired these paintings.

BEHIND CLOSED DOORS is a collaborative exhibition by Bath Creatives Jason Dorley-Brown and Emma Taylor. A unique collection of work that celebrates not only Bath’s historic buildings but it’s shows an unseen insight into the life and stories behind their doors. Beautifully created images depicting a slice of Bath history is entwined with contemporary art and a stroke of storytelling thrown in for good measure!

To buy an artwork please contact tonysmith3@nhs.net

A proportion of every artwork sold goes to the RUH Arts Fund to continue the exhibition programme for patients, staff and visitors.