FaB news from Bath

BATH’s alternative Fringe Art Festival is moving online for 2020 with events running as planned from 22nd May to 7th June.

A spokesperson for Fringe Art Bath said they would not be able to have the festival “as we know it this year, as part of the sacrifices we are all making in response to the Covid-19 situation around the globe.

“For the first time since FaB first took over odd spaces around Bath in 2007 we won’t be appearing on your streets; instead we’re bringing art and events into your home, including opportunities for you to take part. “

The festival is developing online content: “FaB is really keen to continue providing opportunities for curators, artists and performers to test and showcase their work, and reach the wide audience we are proud to welcome to the festival each year.”

Meanwhile, the Bath Open Art Prize, now in its ninth year, is open for entries, with a deadline of Sunday 20th September. One of the key open art prizes in the South West, the Bath prize is open to visual artists working in any medium, from across the globe. It regularly attracts an eclectic and exciting mix of high level submissions including video and installation as well as painting, print and 3D.

Developed as part of FaB, the prize welcomes more idiosyncratic and whimsical works that reflect FaB’s open approach. Works are selected for showing as part of a two week exhibition in the autumn. All proceeds from the Bath Open go towards producing the exhibition, and supporting FaB.