The Edge

The Edge

The Edge is a creation centre, where art is made and consumed in innovative and exhilarating ways.

Our programmes offer an active environment for people from all walks of life, fostering transformative and personal growth with a focus on educational, sensorial, emotional, intellectual and experiential activities derived from arts-centric approaches to cultural production.

Whether located at our building on campus or elsewhere, programmes are informed by our interface with core stakeholder the University of Bath and its disciplinary context. Twinned with this is our desire to inspire – and be inspired by – local communities in the region.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Term time:
Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 10am-6pm

Vacation time:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Closed Sunday

Admission charges

See website for individual events

Additional info

Galleries
Theatre
Performance Studio
Cafe/Bar

Free Parking after 5pm Mon-Sat, Free all day Sunday

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Ω=1

Engineered Equanimity: The Machines of Steven Pippin

  • 18 November 2017 — 3 February 2018 *on now

Engineered Equanimity showcases the technological manipulation of one of Britain’s most inventive artists Steven Pippin. An engineer by training, Pippin switched to art in the late 1980s. His breakthrough came by turning everyday items, such as washing machines, into pinhole cameras.
Operating since at a self-made juncture – where art, invention and engineering meet – his ambitious experiments, playful exploits and hybrid machines take in the rapid worldwide technological and scientific advancements of our age.
The exhibition offers audiences new perspectives on everything from Newtonian mechanics to the production of renewable energy, re-framed with an autonomous spirit of inquiry. It includes Pippin’s recent and significant work Ω=1, a system that can balance a pencil indefinitely, and traces the history of Pippin’s machine manipulation.
Engineered Equanimity reveals a generation dragged from the analogue of television sets and fax machines into the fast paced environments of our computer century.
Exclusively for Bath, the exhibition features a prototype which investigates static electricity capture via wind turbines. Pippin and his collaborator Steven Davis will be in situ testing this project throughout, often in collaboration with University of Bath researchers.

Demonstrations of specific works available on request.
OPENING TIMES:
TUES, THU, FRI, SAT 11-5PM
WED LATE NIGHT OPENING 11-8PM
(CLOSED SUNDAY & MONDAY)

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

https://www.edgearts.org/whats-on/visual-arts/steven-pippin/

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Create: Art

Create: Art

  • 25 November 2017 10:30am-12:30pm

Led by artist educator Dorcas Casey, activities are tailored for a wide age range (5-11yrs) and vary from sticking, collage and drawing, as well as exploring other ways of art making such as printmaking and using textiles. The sessions are a great way to spend quality time together in an informal, supportive and friendly environment, as well as a fantastic opportunity to pick up some top tips for making art at home.
Tutor: Dorcas studied at Winchester School of Art and works as a sculptor based in Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol. Alongside her practice she teaches workshops using many different materials. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors having been awarded a bursary from them in 2013. She won the Public Speaks Award in the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize and her work features in the new book The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture. dorcascasey.com

£5 PER CHILD, £3 ADULTS

All materials provided. Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult; suitable for children aged between 5-11 years but all ages welcome with appropriate adult supervision.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 per child, £3 adults

Website

https://www.edgearts.org/classes/family/tales-for-tots/

Tales for Tots

Tales for Tots

  • 25 November 2017 10:30-11:15am, 11:30am-12:15pm
  • 9 December 2017 10:30-11:15am, 11:30am-12:15pm

FOR VERY LITTLE PEOPLE AGED 3-4 AND THEIR GROWN UPS

Join our group for the youngest members of the family. Take part in an interactive morning of storytelling, music, dance and craft in our fantastic arts centre The Edge.
Each month will be inspired by a different and much-loved story, with the themes brought to life using music, drama, craft and movement. Based in the Ensemble Room we’ll also visit the fantastic gallery spaces to discover the exhibitions and take inspiration from their themes.

Sessions this autumn will be inspired by the following stories:

Sat 23 Sept – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury
Sat 28 Oct – SESSION CANCELLED
Sat 25 Nov – Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
Sat 09 Dec – Stick Man by Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler
Session one: 10.30 – 11.15am
Session two: 11.30am – 12.15pm

Each session will have the same story told with a maximum capacity of 12 children

£7.50 FOR PARENT AND CHILD (ADDITIONAL CHILDREN OR ADULT £4)

Children must be accompanied by an adult with a minimum ratio of one adult for every 2 children

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£7.50 for parent and child (additional children or adult £4)

Website

https://www.edgearts.org/classes/family/tales-for-tots/

Teachers' Evening

  • 5 December 2017 4:30-6:30pm

Teachers and tutors are invited to an informal and friendly introduction to our current exhibition and resources for school visits. Explore our galleries with our programming team, take part in a practical activity and enjoy a glass of wine and mince pie.
FREE, ADVANCED BOOKING REQUIRED (LIMITED PLACES)
For more information please email;
edge-learning@bath.ac.uk

EVENT SCHEDULE
4.30pm – 5.00pm
Drinks served (Art Studio, Level 2)
5.00pm – 5.30pm
Introduction to The Edge and tour of facilities
5.30pm – 6.30pm
Exhibition tour, resource sharing and practical activities with educator Jennifer Blackwood

Website

https://www.edgearts.org/whats-on/special-events/teachers-evening/

Create: Art

Create: Art

  • 9 December 2017 10:30am-12:30pm

Led by artist educator Dorcas Casey, activities are tailored for a wide age range (5-11yrs) and vary from sticking, collage and drawing, as well as exploring other ways of art making such as printmaking and using textiles. The sessions are a great way to spend quality time together in an informal, supportive and friendly environment, as well as a fantastic opportunity to pick up some top tips for making art at home.
Tutor: Dorcas studied at Winchester School of Art and works as a sculptor based in Jamaica Street Studios in Bristol. Alongside her practice she teaches workshops using many different materials. She is a member of the Royal British Society of Sculptors having been awarded a bursary from them in 2013. She won the Public Speaks Award in the Broomhill National Sculpture Prize and her work features in the new book The Language of Mixed Media Sculpture. dorcascasey.com

£5 PER CHILD, £3 ADULTS

All materials provided. Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces
Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult; suitable for children aged between 5-11 years but all ages welcome with appropriate adult supervision.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Admission

£5 per child, £3 adults

Website

https://www.edgearts.org/classes/family/tales-for-tots/

The Edge
University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath
Somerset
BA2 7AY
England

Website

www.edgearts.org

E-mail

edge-info@bath.ac.uk

Telephone

01225 386777

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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