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

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’.

Alexander Sturgis, Director of Holburne Museum discusses his tenure at the Museum and his future plans as the next Director of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.

Helen Little, Tate Britain Curator, Tate Britain Re-hang 2013: Walkthrough of British Art – Room: 2000

ARTBAR November: Guest speaker Chris Stephens talks to Kevin McCloud about recent Tate Britain re-hang