Bath Academy of Art: The Corsham Years
Dr Mark Golder
Thu 19 October 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
Bath Society of Artists event – please see below for admission details and ticket prices
Bombed out of its Bath home, the local School of Art reformed as The Bath Academy of Art at Corsham Court under the leadership of Clifford Ellis. For 40 years it acted as a magnet for many of the biggest names in contemporary British art. The list includes St Ives artists like Peter Lanyon and Terry Frost, and what Nicholas Serota called ‘the Wiltshire crowd’… artists like Richard Smith and Howard Hodgkin. In a consciously democratic age, printmaking was a key activity for many of the artists, so this illustrated talk by Dr Mark Golder will chart the Corsham years through the medium of print.
For the Bath Society of Artists, this is an opportunity to discover more about a key local institution which was one of the most exciting schools of art in post-war Britain. Also, this talk will appeal to anyone who loves printmaking.
The image shows donors Dr Mark Golder (right) and Brian Thompson (middle), helping Alan Fuller (left) of Chippenham Museum to collect prints by the artists who were tutors at Corsham Court between 1946 and 1986.
Admission on the door: £5.00 cash for non-Bath Society of Arts members / BSA Members free