Next Artbar, Tuesday 19th July: Professor Mike Tooby is ‘big in Japan’. As he discusses his recent trip to Naoshima Island, the ‘Art Island’ in Japan..

Next Artbar Tuesday 17th May: We have two special guests the sculptor Michael Pennie, who has strong links with Bath School of Art at Bath Spa University, discusses his recent drawings and prints touring exhibition in conversation with Curator and Wiltshire Visual Arts Co-ordinator, Fiona Cassidy who has worked closely with Michael on a new publication-‘Adventures in Wiltshire’.

March ARTBAR – Tuesday 17th March: Dexter Dalwood in conversation with the philospher Barry C. Smith…

ARTBAR: Next Tuesday 17th June 2014…

We have a panel discussion ‘Bath-a centre for culture and the visual arts?’ with guest speakers: 

David Metcalfe, Co-chair of the Cultural Forum for the Bath area
Katie O’Brien, Director of 44AD Gallery and Studio
Arran Hodgson, Director of Fringe Arts Bath
Lyndsay Hughes, Creative Producer Visual Arts, ICIA, University of Bath


A very interesting evening discussing the new developments taking place in and around Bath…if a you have any questions come along and ask them!



‘Paul Klee and Musical Symbiosis’, Art Talk, February ArtBar, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath

Next ARTBAR: Tuesday 18th February 7.30-8.00 pm, Upstairs at The Raven, Bath.

Jim Dickinson, Senior Lecturer at Bath Spa University, talks about the influence of music on the work of Paul Klee and the reciprocal impact of Klee’s paintings on selected composers.

Paul Klee-‘Making Visible’ continues at Tate Modern, London. Click here.

Quintet in the studio of painting and drawing school Heinrich Knirr in Munich, 1900
Paul Klee (far right) is photographed with the violin. He is accompanied by (l-r) Walther Siegrist (second violin), Fritz Stubenvollstrasse (viola), Franz Schmidt, a student of classical philology (first cello) and Julius Labba (second cello). This is the only photo held in the Zentrum Paul Klee archive of the artist playing an instrument.
Zentrum Paul Klee, Bern, Schenkung Familie Klee
© Klee-Nachlassverwaltung, Bern (Klee Estate, Berne)

Paul Klee ‘Embrace’ 1939
Pamela Kort observed: “Klee’s 1933 drawings present their beholder with an unparalleled opportunity to glimpse a central aspect of his aesthetics that has remained largely unappreciated: his lifelong concern with the possibilities of parody and wit. Herein lies their real significance, particularly for an audience unaware that Klee’s art has political dimensions.”