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.
Brutalist playground

The Brutalist Playground

  • 27 June — 9 September 2017

Commissioned by the RIBA, The Brutalist Playground shines a light on the abstract concrete playgrounds designed as part of post-war housing estates in the mid-twentieth century. Often made from concrete, such playgrounds were cast into housing estates such as Churchill Gardens, Pimlico; Seamount Court in Aberdeen and the Park Hill Estate in Sheffield in sculptural forms, presenting a distinct move away from previous playground design.

2015 Turner Prize winners ASSEMBLE and artist SIMON TERRILL have worked with RIBA curators to recreate these play structures in reconstituted foam, creating an interactive playground where the viewer becomes participant and in this way completes the work while offering a renewed understanding and critique of the architects’ original designs and intentions. Archive images of the original playgrounds are projected on the walls.
The Edge and the University of Bath are delighted to bring this family friendly exhibition to Bath for the first time during the University’s 50th Anniversary year. It’s the first of two exhibitions acknowledging the concrete origins of Bath’s 1960s campus which went on to incorporate buildings designed by celebrated architects of the era including proponents of British Brutalism Alison and Peter Smithson.

FREE ADMISSION

OPENING TIMES: TUES-SUN, 11AM-5PM (CLOSED MONDAY)
#BRUTALISTPLAYGROUND

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Website

https://www.edgearts.org/whats-on/visual-arts/the-brutalist-playground/

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

  • 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

  • 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

MAKE

MAKE

  • 31 May — 1 June 2017

Spend your half term with us and take part in either one or two action packed days playing games, getting messy with arts and craft activities and creating colourful stories and characters. Both days will be a special mix of imaginative fun incorporating the themes of The Know Show exhibition which features work by several artists including Gayle Chong Kwan, Will Shannon, Steven Pippin, Owen Griffiths, Vulpes Vulpes and Emma Smith. Led by experienced artist educators from the Edge Arts team, MAKE is sure to be the highlight of your half term.

£35 PER CHILD – Suitable for 7-11 year olds
SPECIAL OFFERS
Book for both MAKE days in the same month and receive £10 off! Please note: Children should bring a packed lunch and wear loose comfortable clothing.

Suitable for

  • 7-10

Admission

£35 per day.

SPECIAL OFFERS
Book for both MAKE days in the same month and receive £10 off! Please note: Children should bring a packed lunch and wear loose comfortable clothing.

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

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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