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The Edge Arts Listings: Feb 2018

Arts and creativity hub based at the University of Bath. The Edge 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 – open to all.

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

www.edgearts.org


EXHIBITION

 

ENGINEERED EQUANIMITY: THE MACHINES OF STEVEN PIPPIN

Continues until Sat 3 Feb 2018
Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm
Wednesday late night openings until 8pm

Andrew Brownsword Galleries, The Edge

FREE ADMISSION

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

Ambitious experiments, playful exploits and hybrid machines. A major exhibition from 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.

 

JERWOOD DRAWING PRIZE

Sat 10 Feb – Thu 29 Mar 2018
Tues-Sat, 11am-5pm
Wednesday late night openings until 8pm

Andrew Brownsword Galleries, The Edge

FREE ADMISSION

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

The Edge is delighted to be hosting Jerwood Drawing Prize for the second year, including hand drawn, digital and three-dimensional works from 65 emerging and established UK artists. As the largest and longest-running open exhibition of drawing in the UK, Jerwood Drawing Prize is committed to championing excellence and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice.

 

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FAMILY WORKSHOPS

 

MAKE

Wed 14 & Thu 15 Feb 2018, 9am-4pm
Art Studio, The Edge
£35 for one day, £60 for both days

Special offers available for young people in receipt of free school meals

7-11 years

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

The Edge’s half-term clubs are full of arts, crafts, games and storytelling.

 

Get messy and creative with experienced artist educators Alice Hendy and Karen Davies from Let’s Make Art. 7-11 year olds can take part in one or two action packed days, each a special mix of imaginative fun exploring themes from the Jerwood Drawing Prize exhibition in our galleries.

 

FAMILY DRAWING FESTIVAL

Sat 17 Feb 2018, 10am-3pm

The Edge, University of Bath

£10 adult, £8 Concs, £6 Child, Family Tickets Available

Box Office: 01225 386777 www.edgearts.org

 

To celebrate the return of the Jerwood Drawing Prize, The Edge are welcoming families for a jam-packed day of drawing. Experience a day of creativity with badge making, face painting, storytelling and a whole lot of drawing. Take part in a special art trail, watch the interactive theatre show Suitcase Stories, have a tour of the galleries, and get drawing and making with activities designed for the whole family.

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

The Edge: Art, Research, Adventure

The Edge is an arts and creativity hub informed by the context of 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 CAFÉ

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