August 2014

New street map has Bath sussed out

A lovely new map of Bath has just been launched and a whole stack of them have just arrived at the gallery today! You can now find QG located on the corner of Queen Street and Trim Street in relation to other shops, sites and attractions in Bath.   The new map give tourists the chance to navigate the beautiful streets of Bath and locate and all manner of interesting places in the city by following a very well thought out sketch map, which I’m pleased to see includes the arch at the bottom of Queen Street!  Useful and beautiful way finding from SoMaps.

Queen Street is also well worth a visit for a drink (just next door to the gallery) at  The Canary Gin Bar serving their very own Bath Gin, or at The Raven Pub  lunch at The Wild Cafe and vintage shopping at Scarlet Vintage and the Vintage and Rare Guitars shop.

The maps are available from the gallery and lots of other places in Bath, including the Library, Waitrose, Victoria Art Gallery and The Roman Baths.

Heather McDermott selected by Zaha Hadid for Goldsmiths’ fair showcase

Congratulations to talented Scottish jeweller Heather McDermott, who has been selected by architect Zaha Hadid in her top picks for this year’s Goldsmiths’ Fair.  See Heather’s ‘Short Frankle Necklace’ as part of the Zaha Hadid Selects Showcase at the fair, week 1: 22 – 28 September and week 2: 30 September – 5 October at Goldsmiths’ Hall in London.

Finding beauty in the banal

September’s exhibition ‘Accidental Poetry’ introduces two new artists to the gallery – Jane Cairns and Rebecca Gouldson, along with new work by Lauri Hopkins and William Reardon. Ceramics, etched metal wall pieces and mixed media constructions are brought together in this show, revealing each artist’s interest in conveying something of the beauty they find in the banal objects and sites around them, which are often overlooked by others.

Jane Cairns works from her studio near the Thames Barrier, responding to her riverside and industrial surroundings to make multi-layered, multi-fired ceramic vessels and individual sculptural forms.  Jane is creating some new Potlatch vessels for the exhibition.
View more on her website here.

Rebecca Gouldson’s inspiration stems from both the built environment and the natural landscape. Drawing, making prints and taking photographs are the starting point to developing the diverse imagery used on the pieces. For Quercus Gallery’s show Rebecca is producing some new metal wall pieces in response to walking in Bath.
View more on her website here.

Please note that that the gallery will be closed for redecoration and rehanging between Sunday 24 September and Monday 1 October inclusive.