Victoria Art Gallery

Upper Gallery Permanent Collection
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Wonderful display of British oil paintings from 17th century to the present day including works by Gainsborough, Barker and Sickert. Over 1,500 decorative arts treasures.

Temporary exhibitions. Adopt a Painting needing restoration and be acknowledged in the gallery. Take part in a monthly Store Tour. Discover images of Bath through the ages. Get creative - art carts on both floors plus Young @ Art holiday activities for the under elevens. Relax with a cuppa or browse the shop!

Venue Type:

Gallery, Museum

Opening hours

Open daily from 10.30 - 17.00.

Closed 25 - 26 December and 1 January.

Admission charges

Entry to the Victoria Art Gallery is free. There is a charge for large exhibitions.

Discounts

  • National Art Pass

Additional info

Please telephone for further details or to book activities.

Collection details

Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Archives

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

Here Be Dragons

  • 22 July — 8 October 2017 *on now

The worlds of literature, film and art, both past and present, demonstrate the enduring popularity of the dragon as magical creature, fearsome fire-breather, insomniac guardian of treasures, and scaly flying serpent. A creature to be loved and loathed, perhaps, but never cuddled, stroked or offended!

Our family oriented summer show sets out to mine this rich seam of dragon lore through images created by some of the world's best children’s illustrators and writers, from Chris Riddell (Ottaline and Goth Girl) and Axel Scheffler (The Gruffalo) to Quentin Blake and Cressida Cowell (How to Train Your Dragon).

Visitors to this awe-inspiring exhibition can expect to encounter a veritable Dragon’s Den – in two and three dimensions – crammed with creatures that have leapt out of their favourite books. There will be copies of famous dragon tales to browse in our story corner and purchase in our shop. We will also be holding exciting dragon events, workshops and storytelling sessions.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Website

https://www.victoriagal.org.uk/events/here-be-dragons

Image: Howard Hodgkin, Monsoon

Howard Hodgkin: India on Paper

  • 14 October 2017 — 7 January 2018

This unique exhibition will feature a range of Hodgkin’s Indian-themed works on paper including gouache paintings, editioned prints and hand-coloured impressions made over half a century.

The exhibition celebrates these connections whilst exploring his love affair with India, which he visited for the first time in 1964. The trip was a revelation and he returned almost every year, moved by a quality of openness in the daily life of the subcontinent, where “everything is very visible, somehow, there. Life isn’t covered up with masses of objects, masses of possessions”.

Website

https://www.victoriagal.org.uk/events/howard-hodgkin-india-paper

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.

John Eaves: Echoes of Place

  • 22 July — 8 October 2017 *on now

Vibrant compositions in oil, watercolour and collage dazzle the viewer in this show by one of our most distinguished local artists. Eaves studied and taught at Bath Academy of Art, working alongside such luminaries as William Scott and Kenneth Armitage. His work is noted for its rhythmic compositions and use of colour to create mood. All works will be for sale.

Website

https://www.victoriagal.org.uk/events/john-eaves-echoes-place

Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Creating landscapes KS2

This 2 hour session is focussed on the range of methods and approaches of landscape artists. Pupils create responses in dry materials.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 01225 477757

Facing up to it KS2

This two hour session works with the portraits in our main art collection. Pupils use a wide range of media to draw portraits and self portraits. They produce a final 3D abstract piece of work using card and scissors.

How to obtain

Book in advance on 01225 477757

Victoria Art Gallery
Bridge Street
Bath
Somerset
BA2 4AT
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.victoriagal.org.uk

E-mail

victoria_enquiries@bathnes.gov.uk

Telephone

Lower Gallery

01225 477233

Upper Gallery

01225 477244

Administrator

01225 477232

Collections Manager

01225 477775

Gallery Manager

01225 477772

Fax

01225 477231

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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