Alternative Lifestyle / Alternative Bath: Another side of Bath

Alternative Lifestyle / Alternative Bath: Another side of Bath

The Bath Arts Workshop Exhibition: May 17th –November 1st The collaborative exhibition presented with the Bath Arts Workshop History Group in 2019 was so successful that we have decided to re-display this on the Museum’s top floor during the year. The exhibition is concerned with the antics of the Bath Arts Workshop – a multidisciplinary art group engaged in music, environmental and architectural conservation, performance art and drama as well as youth projects, catering, removals and babysitting! Between 1969 and 1980 these young people were everywhere! Admission is free with access to the Museum. Anyway to accompany the exhibition we...

Hedgemead Park collaborative project exhibition now ongoing

Hedgemead Park collaborative project exhibition now ongoing

May 17th – November 1st The Museum has been working with the Friends of Hedgemead Park on a collaborative project concerned with the history of this local park, the crowded district of homes and their residents. Volunteer Stephanie Stewart and Stuart Burroughs have worked with Nigel Long of the Hedgemead Friends on an exhibition and a series of outdoor walks which will be held in July. Prior to the 18th century the Hedgemead Park area was open ground, considered too steep or useful for housing. Speculative builders in the early 19th century filled the space between London Street and Camden...

Art Works: Exhibition of paintings by local artist Tom Elliott

Art Works: Exhibition of paintings by local artist Tom Elliott

On display from May 17th-November 1st 2021 My work has been exhibited in London and Bath commercial galleries, so when Stuart Burroughs the director of the Museum contacted me about having a solo show — with my work “in among the exhibits” – I was delighted and intrigued. It’s an amazing collection, and visiting I realised that, like me, Stuart is fascinated with the Victorian industrial heritage: offices and workplaces, shops, furnished interiors, laden tables, piled-up floorboards. . .  And everywhere, in so many spots in the Museum, something is being played out around the designed artefacts. Now, it turns...