Drawing Weekend

Friday 16 – Sunday 18 November 2018

As part of our ‘New Perspectives’ exhibition we present our inaugural Drawing Weekend from 16-18 November: a weekend of artists explaining, exploring and engaging an audience of all ages in the arts of drawing and mark-making.

Friday 16 November 2018

Join us at the start of Drawing Weekend for our ever-popular 3 x 15 talk with three of the artists from our ‘New Perspectives’ painting exhibition, chaired by Professor Anita Taylor. Each artist has fifteen minutes to discuss their work before the floor is opened up for an audience Q&A…read more


Brian_Taylor_(events page)Saturday 17 November 2018

On Saturday 17 November we are delighted to welcome the award-winning art critic, historian, broadcaster and exhibition curator Richard Cork to the barn to discuss the life and influence of eminent sculptor Brian Taylor. Joining him will be Taylor’s son and five generations of former pupils, including sculptors Lawrence Edwards and Ellen Christansen…read more


Antony_williams_(Events page)Saturday 17 November 2018

“The only way is to sweat it out at life class, like I did.” David Hockney

As part of our ‘New Perspectives’ exhibition we are celebrating the art of observation with a Drawing Weekend which includes talks and workshops for those of all ages and experience and tutored by professional artists…read more


Saturday 17 November 2018

To celebrate the art of observation  we invite famous artists, celebrities and members of the public to complete their own pencil drawing and return it to us by 10 November.
The drawings will be included in our exhibition and judged by art critic and historian Richard Cork and Professor Anita Taylor, the executive dean of Bath School of Art and Design at the gala evening and preview on Saturday 17 November…read more

Still-Life_class_with_Caroline_bays_(Events page)Sunday 18 November

Artists of all ages and experience are invited to join us for an hours still life drawing tuition with artist and tutor Caroline Bays. Learn how to observe the objects around us in a new way, with a perceptive awareness of their outline, shape, proportions, tone, texture, form and composition. A still life will be set up in the Long Gallery to benefit from the space’s natural north-facing light…read more



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