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What’s on 17 MAY ¬ 14 JUNE ran


works by this internationally acclaimed artist, perhaps best known for his Blur album cover work, with pieces from his own private art collection. It explores the links and resonances between the two, as well as the relationship between his enthusiasms as a collector and his concerns as an artist. The Holburne Museum; www.holburne.org


n Barcode by Banksy, Jika Jika, 23 May – 8 June UNTIL 7 JUNE


PICTURES FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION n An adventure in art that began in the 1920s, encapsulated in this exhibition which includes works by Christopher Wood, David Jones, Alfred Wallis, Helmut Kolle, Bernard Leach, Henry Moore, Eric Gill among others. Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers; www.anthonyhepworth.com


UNTIL 7 JUNE PAINT, METAL AND CONCRETE n Malcolm Ashman and Marc Bodie are brought together to explore the process of construction and deterioration. Malcolm’s painterly and abstracted urban landscapes converse powerfully with Marc’s weathered concrete and rusted metal forms. Bath Contemporary; www. bathcontemporary.com


UNTIL 16 JULY BATH ARTIST


PRINTMAKERS, REED CONTEMPORARY ART AND ROS FORD EXHIBITIONS n The summer exhibition at Art at the Heart is this year split into three sections: a celebratory display marking 30 years of Bath Artist Printmakers; contemporary Chinese prints from Reed Contemporary Art; and prints


by Bristol-based painter and printmaker Ros Ford. Royal United Hospital; www.ruh.nhs.uk/art


UNTIL 14 DECEMBER PORTRAIT OF A LADY? RUIN & REPUTATION IN THE GEORGIAN ERA n A private collection of mezzotints of Georgian women from different levels of society including actresses, courtesans and duchesses, showing how they viewed themselves and were viewed by society. This exhibition will also look at the social fluidity of the 18th century. No.1 Royal Crescent; www.no1royalcrescent. org.uk


20 MAY – 13 JUNE BATH CHARITY ART AUCTION EXHIBITION n Work by leading artists from the local region, including Peter Brown, Nick Cudworth, Malcolm Ashman, Patricia Volk and Sarah Purvey, on display until it is auctioned off on 13 June. All proceeds go to the Genesis Trust and Bath Artists’ Studios. Abbey Hotel; www.modernartbuyer.com


21 MAY – 14 SEPTEMBER JULIAN OPIE:


COLLECTED WORKS n This exhibition brings together


23 MAY – 8 JUNE REBELS FOR RENT n The Rebel Collection is a beautiful and sometimes challenging body of art by celebrated urban artists including Charming Baker, Shepard Fairey and Banksy. The work is now available for public view in a pop- up exhibition and every piece is for rent, giving those who can’t afford a masterpiece the chance to have work by a renowned urban artist on their wall. Jika Jika, George Street; www. fringeartsbath.co.uk/the-rebel- collection


24 – 26 MAY BEAR FLAT ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS n With 18 venues all within walking distance of each other, visitors will enjoy a range of high quality and exciting arts and crafts, including paintings, photography, prints, jewellery, textiles, stone carvings and ceramics. More information is available on the website including a list of confirmed artists and a


map. Various venues; www.bearflatartists.co.uk


31 MAY – 21 JUNE SHIFTING SKIES AND SEAS n This inaugural show over at Hilton Fine Art features paintings of the West Cornwall coast that are at the looser end of Neil Pinkett’s oeuvre, in keeping with the gallery’s ethos of semi-figurative work. Hilton Fine Art; www.hiltonfineart.com


7 – 30 JUNE


SUMMER SHOWCASE n A colourful and diverse new collection of original oil paintings, ceramics, screen prints and mosaic sculpture, with new work from Michael Flanders, Eleanor Bartleman, Clare Halifax and new mosaic sculpture artist Jane Davies. Rostra Gallery; www.rostragallery.co.uk


7 JUNE – 31 AUGUST THE RADEV SHOW 2 n Following the world premiere in 2012 of this collection, named after Mattei Radev, an émigré from Bulgaria who became a prominent picture framer, Victoria Art Gallery presents further delights from this very private collection of modern art. Artists featured include Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, Chaïm Soutine, Maurice Utrillo and Alfred Wallis. Victoria Art Gallery; www.victoriagal.org.uk


n Sugar and almond by David Jones, Anthony Hepworth Fine Art Dealers until 7 June


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