The committee arranges monthly meetings for lectures, and invite a variety of speakers and academics to talk about art and art practice. Non-members are very welcome to join these meetings and discussions.


Thursday 29th March at 7.30pm Jon Bennington
“Howard Hodgkin (1932-2017) Painter and Printmaker”

In this lecture Jon Benington will discuss the Victoria Art Gallery’s evolving relationship with Howard Hodgkin, starting in 1952 when he first exhibited here, and ending in 2016 with the ‘India on Paper’ exhibition of his work.

Also woven into the story will be the speaker’s own reminiscences of the artist, an overview of his methods and an account of his connections with Bath Academy of Art, both as student and lecturer.

Thursday 24th May at 7.30pm Lucy Austin RWA
'Shelf Life; imagined landscape'

Lucy Austin

I am a painter and printmaker based at Mivart Studios in Bristol. My work uses structures from the urban landscape around me, these are starting points for my imagination. I also play with the idea of different scales and include small domestic objects in the work. There are often two different parts to my images and I see these relationships as metaphors for different types of curious human behaviour – which I am fascinated by. I hope my pictures are funny, odd, ambiguous and familiar all at once.

I am working towards a new series of paintings and prints, which I will exhibit at Ruskin Mill, Nailsworth in September 2018.

The Bath Society of Artists


The venue for the BSA meetings is the BRLSI in 16 Queen Square, Bath. Meetings are usually held on the last Thursday of the month in the Duncan or Elwin Room and start at 7.30pm. Admission for non-members is £4.00 on the door.


Thursday 27th September at 7.30pm Andrew Lansley

Home is an idea which is eulogised throughout the narrative of human history, and is reflected in the visual arts. Beginning with the late 19th century and the great age of exploration that bracketed WW1, I will move towards an idea of what Home means now as a global and collective idea and how that continues to drive contemporary ideas in painting.

October 25th at 7.30pm Fay Stevens
'Senses of place'

Fay Stevens is an archaeologist, academic, curator, artist and writer. Her work is a process of excavation; an unravelling of layers of time, memory and substance. It is a philosophy of thinking and making focused on conceptual and experimental drawing, printmaking and performance writing. Specialising in the philosophy of phenomenology, her enquiry is concerned with trace, elements, fragmentation, the senses, inscription and corporeal interplay. Fay is a member of Bath Society of Artists, trustee and studio holder at Bath Artists’ Studios, committee member and curator for Fringe Arts Bath and associate artist at 44AD Artspace.