PREVOUS GUESTS HAVE INCLUDED: Professor MIKE TOOBY on Naoshima Island, 'Art Island', Japan. Hauser&Wirth-Bruton, Head of Education, DEBBIE HILLYERD. Artist, PAUL DESBOROUGH. Artist, MICHAEL PENNIE/Artist and Curator, FIONA CASSIDY. Director/Chair of Wells Art Contemporary, LIZ HEAD. Artist, PAUL VIVIAN, winner of 2015 WAC. Artist, CAROLE WALLER. Musician, JUSTIN ADAMS. Director/Curator, JOHN BENINGTON on Grayson Perry. Film maker, GEOFF DUNLOP. Curator/Artistic Director, TOM TREVOR. Artist/Architects: SOPHIE WARREN & JONATHAN MOSLEY. Artist, CHRISTOPHER BUCKLOW. Musician/Drummer, CLIVE DEAMER (Portishead, Robert Plant, Radiohead and Get The Blessing etc). Professor Mike Tooby on artist Albert Irvin. Artist, DEXTER DALWOOD & Philosopher, BARRY C. SMITH. Artistic Director Artes Mundi, KAREN MacKINNON. Artist, PETER RANDALL-PAGE. Artist, RICHARD TWOSE. Gallerist, DANIELLE ARNAUD. Research artist/Curator, Salisbury Arts Centre, Dr. MICHELLE WHITING. Cultural Forum, DAVID METCALFE. Director 44AD Gallery, KATIE O'BRIEN. Director Fringe Arts Bath, ARRAN HODGSON. University of Bath, ICIA, LYNDSEY HUGHES. Bath Spa University, Head of School of Art, ANITA TAYLOR. Artist/fabricator, STEVE HAINES. Director Holburne Museum, XA STURGIS. Artist, PAUL McGOWAN. Muscician, JIM DICKINSON on Paul Klee. Curator TATE Britain, Chris STEPHENS. Artist, KEITH HARRISON. Artist, ROBERT SCOTT on William Scott.
ARTBAR Guest: The gallerist Bridget de Leon the talk entited: ‘From Brstol to Bath via Brooklyn..’ Bridget, who will discuss her life as a gallerist, curator and arts consultant. “Bridget is an experienced specialist in contemporary and 20th-century art. She co-founded the Percy Miller gallery from 1999- 2005 and in 2006 she organised and ran the first ‘Collecting Contemporary Art’ course for the Whitechapel Gallery, London. She presented an extensive exhibition of Grace Weir’s film work at the Science Museum in 2007. This was the largest exhibition dedicated to a single artist at the museum. Prior to this Bridget’s career has included running the Delfina Studio Trust from 1991-1995, working at Tate, London and P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York. She has placed works in private and major public collections including the British Museum, Deutsche Bank, The Fleming Collection, Zabludowicz Collection, St. John’s College, Oxford, and the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin. Bridget has an M.A. in Curating Contemporary Art from The Royal College of Art, London and a joint honors degree in History/History of Art from Bristol University.” https://www.bridgetdeleon.com