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EXHIBITION

 

PARALLEL (OF LIFE AND) ARCHITECTURE

Fri 22 Sep – Sat 4 Nov 2017
Opening times: Tues-Thu 11am-8pm, Fri-Sat 11am-5pm (closed Sunday and Monday)

Andrew Brownsword Galleries, The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

FREE ADMISSION

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

Parallel (of Life and) Architecture sees three duos of architects, artists and designers offer new insight into the legacy of Alison and Peter Smithson. The exhibition brings together the work of Turner Prize winning collective Assemble & Simon Terrill, Warren & Mosley, and The Decorators & GOIG, through projections, print, historic models, sound and sculpture. Seen collectively, the exhibition highlights the Smithsons’ impact and lasting relevance as radical thinkers.

 

ENGINEERED EQUANIMITY: THE MACHINES OF STEVEN PIPPIN

Fri 17 Nov 2017 – Sat 3 Feb 2018

Andrew Brownsword Galleries, The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

FREE ADMISSION

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

A major exhibition for one of Britain’s best and most inventive artists, Steven Pippin’s skill in technological manipulation reveals the inter-relationship between objects, mechanisms and the universe. Engineered Equanimity offers audiences new perspectives on everything from Newtonian mechanics to the production of renewable energy, re-framed with an autonomous spirit of inquiry.

 

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SYMPOSIUM

ALISON AND PETER SMITHSON: IDEAS, IMPACT, ARCHITECTURE

Sat 4 Nov, 10.30am – 5.00pm

The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
£45 (including lunch and refreshments), £30 Concs (limited number available)
Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

Featuring leading international architects, artists and thinkers this symposium investigates the legacy and impact of British architectural pioneers Alison and Peter Smithson across urbanism, habitation and education.  Alison and Peter Smithson saw architecture as a direct result of a way of life, responsive to the demands of contemporary living.  This approach permeated their designs for the University of Bath including the University theatre (1990) where this symposium takes place.

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FAMILY WORKSHOPS

 

CREATE: ART

Sat 25 Nov 2017, 10.30am – 12.30pm
Fine Art Studio, The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY
£5 per child, £3 per adult

5-11 years (Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)
Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

Get imaginative, hatch creative ideas and spend some quality time together in a supportive and friendly environment. Taking influence from our architecture inspired exhibitions, you’ll leave with some fun creations and top tips for making art at home too. Led by artist educator Dorcas Casey, our monthly workshops include a variety of sticking, collage and drawing to tailor a wide age range from 5-11 years.

 

’The family classes are the best thing I’ve ever done with my daughter. Perfect amount of structure,
great teachers, we come out smiling and feeling we’ve shared something really special’
–Parent

 

CREATE: TALES FOR TOTS

Sat 25 Nov 2017, 10.30am-11.15am & 11.30am-12.15pm

Ensemble Room, The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down, Bath, BA2 7AY

£7.50 for parent and child (additional children or adult £4)

3-4 years (Please note: Children must be accompanied by an adult)

Pre-booking advisable, limited spaces

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

In November we’ll be bringing Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell to life. Each month is inspired by a different and much-loved story, explored through music, drama, craft and movement.

Created especially for younger members of the family Tales for Tots is an interactive morning of storytelling, music, drama and craft designed to introduce young children to the wonders of stories. It’s the perfect way to fire your child’s imagination, spark a love of reading and encourage their creativity.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

The Edge: Art, Research, Adventure

The Edge is an arts and creativity hub informed by the context the University of Bath. We encourage and nurture arts/research collaborations, providing a place where artists, audiences, researchers and academics can find new perspectives and fertile ground to showcase new thinking and ideas. Here, mechanical engineers meet sculptors interested in moving structures, architects work with artists to shed new light on the nature of play and how architecture influences it, artists bring together inventing and engineering expertise to create artworks of scientific complexity.

 

Our year-round programme of exhibitions, performing arts presentations, talks, arts classes, family and community events, provide experiences of educational, emotional and intellectual stimulus, all based around our ethos of bringing together arts, research and adventure. Our focus is on participatory programmes and our belief is that everyone can be creative and contribute.

 

The state-of-the-art Edge building offers galleries, theatres, music and art studios, plus a lively café/bar – a destination that promotes the art in science and the science in art.

The Edge CAFE

Settle down with a drink, a salad, sandwich or a slice of cake in this modern new venue set in the heart of our impressive new arts facility. Indulge your senses with snacks and light bites at CAFE before taking in stimulating art, classes, courses and entertainment.

 

Café opening hours*

Term Time

Monday – Saturday: 9am – 5pm

Open Late on performance evenings

 

Vacation Time

Monday – Friday: 10am – 3pm

 

Box Office opening hours*


Term Time
Monday – Friday 9am-9pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-5pm

 

Vacation Time

Monday – Friday 9am-3pm
Saturday 10am-3pm

Open Late on performance evenings

*Closed on all bank holidays