Gallery opens in Bath with pledge to showcase city’s artistic talent

June 19, 2013

Lane House Arts has opened its first permanent gallery in Bath, with a commitment to encourage and support local artistic endeavour.

The gallery, in Nelson Place East at the top of Walcot Street, specialises in contemporary art, ceramics, sculpture and prints selected by director Jenny Pollitt for their quality and originality.

Lane House Arts was set up in 2008 by visual arts specialist Jenny to showcase work by established and emerging artists. 

She described the new gallery as “small but perfectly formed”.

The opening show presents the first group of gallery artists with work from chair of The Bath Society of Artists, painter Susanna Lisle; South Gloucestershire artist Caroline Mockford; Batheaston-based ceramicist Rachel Fixsen and introducing Bath student Huw Allen’s drawings.

The gallery is also showing oil paintings by London-based Beryl Robinson and delicate drawings and etchings by Wiltshire artist Julie Smith, whose note and sketchbooks Lane House Arts is selling exclusively. Another Wiltshire resident, experienced designer and artist Kathy Hutton’s

Showing alongside these artists are ceramics by world renowned Lucie Rie, David Leach, John Maltby and Walter Keeler and porcelain vessels by Devon based Japanese potter Taja.
Lane House Arts also has work for sale by acclaimed Bath artist Peter Brown, Mary Fedden, Terry Frost, Jessica Cooper, Mary Stork and Tamsyn Salt.


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