William Scott: Simplicity and Subject

Bottle and Fish Slice, 1949 or 1950

7 September - 17 November 2013

Bath’s most famous painter since Gainsborough, William Scott lived for most of his life near Bath, first at Elm Tree Cottage, Hallatrow (1946-65) and later at Bennetts Hill Farm, Coleford (1965-89). He also taught for ten years as Senior Painting Master at Bath Academy of Art, Corsham Court. This stunning loan exhibition of more than 50 paintings and drawings celebrates Scott's centenary, covering all aspects of his distinguished career. It includes loans from the Arts Council Collection and National Museum Wales and is accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, talks, tours and art workshops.

A new film made by A-Level students to celebrate the centenary of the Somerset painter William Scott is on show at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Victoria Art Gallery. The 10-minute film was produced by Year 12 art and media students from Chew Valley School – near to where Scott resided – in partnership with community film-makers Suited and Booted Studios CIC.

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Saturday: 10.00am - 5.00pm.
Sunday: 1.30pm - 5.00pm.

Admission: £3.50.

Victoria Art Gallery
Bridge Street

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