River is the Venue is an exciting partnership project between 44AD artspace, Art at the Heart of the RUH and research academics at the University of Bath. Funded through the University of Bath Public Engagement Unit, the focus of the research and project is on historical flooding events in Bath. The project has engaged local communities and schools with fascinating elements of the River’s history in the City. Alongside community workshops and activities, the project has commissioned a series of public artworks by local artists, all presented and designed with a view of their accessibility for all.
Private View: Friday 09 November 6pm - 8pm You are invited to join us for the Private View of the River is the Venue Project. On display will be a selection of the RiV artworks, alongside new and developed elements to some of the commissioned pieces by the RiV selected artists:
The Private View will feature live music performance from Edward Bettella, plus underwater installation 'Sunk' by Marc Parrett - where you can sit for your very own underwatercolour portrait! Come and view photography and footage of artworks made by Alyson Minkley and Ross Bennett (currently on display at University of Bath) alongside a wonderful community artwork series by Edwina Bridgeman.
Artists’ Talk: Sun 11 Nov 3pm - 4pm Introduced with a live music performance by Edward Bettella. The RiV artists will be in the gallery space discussing the project to date and presenting their ideas behind the completed artworks. Questions and feedback welcome. Refreshments available.
River is the Venue Exhibition will tour to the Royal United Hospital as part of Art at the Heart of the RUH events from 01 December 2018. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org