These Times and How We Maintained Focus
Creative soul, Millie Sandy, is in the spotlight today, as part of our weekend celebration of this years graduating cohort.
‘Putto and the Unexpected Guest’ follows the story of a little cherub who struggles to identify love within himself and amongst his surroundings.
Confused by fellow putti, who spend their lives cultivating love through flowers and song, Putto turns to the Love Giants, inspired by the different forms of love according to the Ancient Greeks, to inquire about the unnamed burning sensation he frequently felt within himself.
With no luck, Putto begins a journey through nature, enjoying the simple things in life when he stumbles across his reflection within a puddle and soon realises what he had been missing.
This feeling was love and through his quest had discovered it did not only surface from the love received from others but could be felt through the love of oneself, the surroundings and of times gone by.
This message is emphasised through research of the Renaissance, a colour scheme developed from a trip to Rome and embedded through the use of recycled, ‘pre-loved’ materials.
In a time of uncertainty, where we must remain distant but strong, love still continues to hold this planet together.
Keep up your tremendous ethic Millie, you’re winning.
So dramatic and arresting early in the morning .
Such fantastic work from the 3rd yrs
Print, Knit, Embroidery and Construction
We are so lucky, to have on our doorstep, the most wonderful Holburne Museum
The Holburne Museum (formerly known as the Holburne of Menstrie Museum and the Holburne Museum of Art) is located in Sydney Pleasure Gardens, Bath, Somerset, England. The city’s first public art gallery, the Grade I listed building is home to fine and decorative arts built around the collection of Sir William Holburne. Artists in the collection include Gainsborough, Guardi, Stubbs, Ramsay and Zoffany.
Last evening saw the opening of Tapestry:Here and Now
A really comprehensive and exciting show.Our students are lucky to have such prestigious exhibitions on our doorstep.
Pictured here are some of the beautiful pieces from an international contribution
Above.Work by ceramic artist Claire Loder
The School of Art and Design has acquired a ‘new to them’ building.
The Action Factory on Locksbrook Road in Bath, in the UK.
The iconic building is situated next to the river and within walking distance of both the city centre and the main student accommodation.
Although textiles won’t be centred there we will of course use all the facilities and be part of the bigger picture.
We have our own exciting plans under wraps and, as they say, watch this space.
Currently there’s a staff exhibition in part of the space and this show, along with the student exhibition at Sion Hill, has been drawing in the crowds.
If you missed our show we will be at New Designers from Weds 28th June until Sat 1st July 2017 and then again at RHS Hampton Court from July 4th -9th July 2017
Please say Hi. We love to talk to you.
Below are pictures from the show and images of the building before the adaptation.
The final year show is on until Sunday evening.After which we move to Islington to show at New Designers in London.
Bath Shool of Art and Design
Open day for prospective students on Saturday 10th too.
Come along. The work is fabulous.
What could be nicer than on a spring evening joining fellow artists and designers at the opening of a terrific show?
We went along on Wednesday evening to view the work of a ‘sister’ course here at Bath School of Art and Design
Creative Arts Practice is the ideal course if your textile process is informed and engaged in art based thinking.
You will use textile media to create work and concepts which are considered gallery based.
The 1st years have nearly completed their colour exploration.
We’re moving on now to collage and self analysis.
Still to explore preferred *colour palettes,*complimentary,*expanding a palette.
Really lovely work is being produced.