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

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm
Sat 10am-8pm
Sun 10am-6pm

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.
James Capper

James Capper - Sculpture and Hydraulics

  • 10 February — 8 April 2017 *on now

This exhibition showcases a wide range of sculptures, drawings and films from one of the UK’s most exciting young sculptors - James Capper. Fascinating for being recognisable yet other worldly, Capper’s machine-like sculptures suggest an interplay between art, technology and the natural world.

The Edge exhibition features the largest number of Capper’s works shown in the UK to date. A truly unique solo show – Sculpture & Hydraulics - includes works exhibited in the UK for the first time, spectacularly sited across the galleries, foyer and outside spaces.

Fri 10 Feb – Sat 8 April 2017
Tue-Thurs 11am-8pm. Fri & Sat 11am-5pm

Associated events

EXHIBITION PREVIEW
Thu 9 Feb, 5-8pm
Join us for the Preview of sculptor James Capper’s major solo show at The Edge and be the first to view the exhibition. The evening will also offer the chance to see the sculptures in action, operated by the artist and opening speeches.
FREE // ALL WELCOME

James Capper Talk
Thu 16 Feb, 6.15pm
FREE - Book to secure a place www.edgearts.org 01225386777

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

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

Create: ART

  • 18 March 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 29 April 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 20 May 2017 10:30am-12:30pm
  • 17 June 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.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£5 per child, £3 per adult (Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces
Box office 01225386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Tales for Tots

Tales for Tots

  • 18 March 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 29 April 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 20 May 2017 10:30am-12:15pm
  • 17 June 2017 From 10:30am

Saturdays 10:30am - 11:15am & 11:30am – 12:15pm

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.

Recommended for children aged 3-4 years

Suitable for

  • 0-4

Admission

£7.50 for parent and child, £4 per additional child or adult (Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces
01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Assemblage

Assemblage: Exploring Construction, Installation and Sculpture

  • 8 March 2017 10am-12pm
  • 29 March 2017 10am-12pm

Fine Art Studio, The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

A series of morning workshops that embrace the innovative methods of construction found in the work of James Capper. Participants will learn about the use of colour, form and scale via grouping and accumulation. The workshops cater to participants of all abilities and take place in our light and airy Fine Art Studio.

Tutor Alex Roberts is a British artist that lives and works between Berlin and the UK. She is an artist who works with paint and translucence; addressing paintings’ surface and spatial depth. Testing the sliding scale of figuration and abstraction, her focus is how we perceive identity and change – encounters. Roberts completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, 2015. In 2016, Roberts joined The Transart Institute as an Artist Advisor, and is helping to establish a drawing programme about the figure, besides linking platforms of exchange with Drawing Projects UK.
www.alexroberts.com

Admission

£49, £40 Concs

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Deconstruction

Deconstruction: Printing, Engraving and Mark-making

  • 1 March 2017 3-5pm
  • 15 March 2017 3-5pm
  • 29 March 2017 3-5pm
  • 5 April 2017 3-5pm

Fine Art Studio, The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

A series of four afternoon workshops that embrace the innovative methods of deconstruction found in the work of James Capper. Participants will learn about the use of line, mark making, repetition and layered surfaces. The workshops cater to participants of all abilities and take place in our light and airy Fine Art Studio.

Tutor Alex Roberts is a British artist that lives and works between Berlin and the UK. She is an artist who works with paint and translucence; addressing paintings’ surface and spatial depth. Testing the sliding scale of figuration and abstraction, her focus is how we perceive identity and change – encounters. Roberts completed her MAFA at Chelsea College of Arts, UAL, 2015. In 2016, Roberts joined The Transart Institute as an Artist Advisor, and is helping to establish a drawing programme about the figure, besides linking platforms of exchange with Drawing Projects UK.
www.alexroberts.com

Admission

£66, £54 Concs

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Science Showoff

Science Showoff

  • 16 March 2017 From 7:30pm

Need a bit more geek in your life but want to get a proper evening’s entertainment at the same time? Geek comedian Steve Cross hosts some of Bath’s top science, comedy and performance talent in a night of clever chaotic cabaret. Come and see a lineup that will never be repeated, performing in ways you’ve never seen before.

You’re likely to encounter scientists, artists, filmmakers, dancers, musicians and science communicators – in fact anyone with something to show off about science.

Compere Steve Cross is a geek comedian, presenter and producer, travelling across the UK helping all sorts of intellectual types share their passions. He also founded Museums Showoff and Bright Club. He trains clever people to be funny, and has worked with academics, museums professionals, software engineers, architects and lawyers to make comedy part of their lives.

Suitable for

  • 18+

Admission

£10, £8 Concs
Not suitable for under 18s
Box Office: 01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Simon Singh

Simon Singh: The Simpsons and their Mathematical Secretsa

  • 23 March 2017 From 7:30pm

You may have watched hundreds of episodes of The Simpsons (and its sister show, Futurama) without ever realizing that cleverly embedded in many plots are subtle references to mathematics, ranging from well-known equations to cutting-edge theorems and conjectures. That they exist, Simon Singh reveals, underscores the brilliance of the shows’ writers, many of whom have advanced degrees in mathematics in addition to their unparalleled senses of humour.

Simon Singh delves amongst the drawings for the mathematical secrets hidden in the series, as well as exploring the themes of some of his other books, from Fermat’s Last Theorem to The Code Book for an entertaining evening of exploration and discussion.

Admission

£10, £8 Concs
Box Office: 01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Tavaziva

Tavaziva Professional Workshop

  • 2 April 2017 11am-3pm

Tavaziva was established in 2004 and is led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His unique choreographic style is a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance. Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story is strikingly powerful, sensual and beautifully performed by six stunning dancers.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

£10
Box Office: 01225 386777
Recommended for adults aged 16+

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Africarmen

Tavaziva Dance - Africarmen

  • 8 April 2017 From 7:30pm

Through a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance, Bawren Tavaziva’s interpretation of the Carmen story is strikingly powerful, sensual and beautifully performed by six stunning dancers. The specially commissioned original sound track is composed and arranged by Fayyaz Virji of the Warriors International.

Played out through the entanglement of desire, deceit and corruption in an African township where military corruption is rife, Carmen dangerously and defiantly ignores all warnings in the perusal of a better life but tragedy follows her like a shadow in hot sun.

Admission

£10, £8 Concs
Box Office: 01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Getting Dressed

Getting Dressed

  • 8 April 2017 From 11am

Have you ever put your coat on the wrong-way? Or couldn’t find the right arm holes in your trousers? Or had a day where you just didn’t want to wear clothes?

Dive into a world of colour, texture and movement with Second Hand Dance. This new show invites us all to be as creative as we can with the clothes we wear, finding our own favourites and tempting us to try getting dressed just a little bit differently.

Climb a mountain of clothes, plunge into piles of pants or swing in swathes of skirts. Whether they’re big or small, scratchy or soft, ordinary or extraordinary – one thing is for sure – clothes and getting dressed will never be the same again.

Second Hand Dance collaborates with dancers, artists and the public to make thought provoking, joyful and highly visual dance performances for all ages.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

For children and families aged 4+
£10, £8 Concs, £6 Children, Family deals available
Box Office: 01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

coLAB

coLAB

  • 22 April 2017 1-7pm

Edge Arts present a day to explore pioneering ways that movement can collaborate with technology. Hosted in the University of Bath’s Creativity Centre, the day allows you to explore work in the Edge’s purpose built galleries and studios. coLAB offers opportunities to discover, partake and discuss ways in which artists and scientists are currently collaborating to create new experiences for dance audiences.

Join us for what promises to be an opportunity to engage through a series of interactive installations, workshops, talks and high quality performances alongside early stages of research.

Admission

£15, £12 Concs – includes ticket to Neon Dance’s performance of EMPATHY at 7pm. Day only tickets also available.
Box Office 01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

Empathy

Neon Dance - Empathy

  • 22 April 2017 From 7pm

Five dancers jostle for position – folding, lifting and balancing against one another as they navigate through a beguiling laser light design.
Taking inspiration from the work of psychologist Simon Baron-Cohen (Zero Degrees of Empathy), Empathy explores the human emotional spectrum by creating a truly theatrical experience where movement, sound and lighting combine in equal parts.

The evening performance of EMPATHY is part of coLAB; a day of workshops, talks and performances exploring new technologies that are informing the future of movement.

Admission

£15, £12 Concs for a combined ticket with coLAB.
Box Office: 01225 386777

Website

http://www.edgearts.org

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

Website

www.edgearts.org

E-mail

edgeinfo@bath.ac.uk

Telephone

01225 386777

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