As those of you who also receive my newsletter will know, a couple of my books were part of the exhibition Accordingly… Art + Text in Bath. The show itself was only on for a week, but accompanied by a couple of events for artists and visitors. I had hoped to be able to come the closing weekend to Bath to join other artists for a lunch and be there for a meet the artist event. Unfortunately this didn’t happen, though. And so I was very happy to have found a message from Graeme and Robert, the two organizers, in my inbox the other day, with facts about and images from the exhibition.
A week and a bit have passed by quite quickly […] But we have now had time to draw breath and to take stock of achievements, successes (and failures) in mounting this first version of Art+Text.
Some facts and statistics: We had statements of interest from almost 40 artists and from as far afield as Australia, Germany and the USA.
We accepted and exhibited work from 18 different Artists and were offered 3 works from his Alphabet Series, for inclusion by the London Gallery representing Sir Peter Blake.
The exhibition showed 62 different works and included print works, paintings, installation pieces, assemblage and both Book works and Artists’ Books.
[…] both legible and asemic texts [were included] as well as incorporating collage and drawn images. […]
The exhibition attracted slightly over 180 visitors; an average of 30 a day over the six days excluding the private view when we didn’t count people attending and the mid-week talk given by Glenn Storhaug. […]
Comments in the visitors book included:
“One of the most interesting exhibitions I’ve seen here…”
“Beautiful books – delicate and thoughtful”
“Really inspiring mixture of work”
All in all a very pleasing exhibition to have been part of and perhaps the first of others. An annual Art+Text show is one thought […]
Best wishes and fond regards,
Robert and Graeme
I am very happy to have been a part of this – albeit in absence. Maybe I’ll be there next year…
(all images used with permission)