Bath Society of Artists was founded in 1904 with twenty
six foundation members and it has grown over the years
to a membership of around 120 diverse talented artists.
Many distinguished 20th century painters have been
associated with the Bath Society of Artists including
Walter Sickert, John Singer Sargent, P. Wilson Steer,
Gilbert Spencer, William Scott, Patrick Heron, Mary
Feddon, Howard Hodgkin and more.
Use this site to browse work by our members or download
entry forms for our annual open exhibition.
Below are some images from this years annual open exhibition. More
29th 2015 at 7.30pm
Professor Anita Taylor
Drawing: Interrogating Appearances
One of my pre-occupations, both in terms of my practice as a painter and as a wider research issue, is focussed on the investigation into how we may understand and interrogate the role of drawing. Drawing remains a central and pivotal activity to the work of many artists and designers as a means of creative exploration that informs discovery and fundamentally enables the visualisation, development and communication of perceptions and ideas. Therefore,
the role of drawing in education remains critical, and not just to the creative disciplines in art and design for which it is foundational. Set in this context, the presentation will focus on the importance and value of the role of drawing in my own practice, through the Jerwood Drawing Prize project, and more widely.
years of history
The society is steeped in history, having been associated
with many well known artists. On our history page
you can read and view pictures of past exhibitions
as well as find out more about the Bath Society of
Artists in general.
Pictured right is Walter Sickert in 1939
gallery and shop
Here you can view many of the artists' work and buy
directly online via Pay Pal. It gives a broad spectrum
and diversity of talent to be found in the West country
and within the societies ranks. There are also direct
contact emails for most and links to their own websites
so you can view more of their work.