Hospital Welcome For Artists From Home And Abroad – Bath Chronicle

Two new exhibitions can be seen at the Royal United Hospital, Bath, until February 1.

Popular West Country group the Old Bakery Artists will be presenting their New Beginnings exhibition and Reed Contemporary Books will present a series of contemporary Chinese woodcuts from a small town in China.

The Old Bakery Artists is a group of 28 artists who meet on a monthly basis in Radstock. This winter they are back to Art at the Heart of the RUH with a ten-week show that is a colourful exhibition with something for everyone – from abstract and contemporary to figurative and traditional works.

Josie Reed, founder of Reed Contemporary Books and formerly of Chapel Row Gallery in Bath, is presenting a selection of exquisite and ambitious prints by eight contemporary printmakers from PuErh (known sometimes as Simao) in China. Reduction woodblock printing involves a single block of wood being cut and printed up to 20 times with 20 different colours. The exhibition includes prints by He Kun who has works in the Collections of the British Museum and British Library.

All works in both exhibitions will be for sale, with 25 per cent going directly to Art at the Heart of the RUH, helping to improve the healing environment for all in the hospital.

The exhibitions take place along the main corridor galleries of the Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust, Combe Park, Bath. As with all exhibitions at the RUH, entry is free and access to the main corridors is available 8am-8pm, seven days a week, making it one of the most accessible galleries in the country.