Each month we give away a free pitch to a student enterprise and on Sunday April 13th we are welcoming back Bath Fine Art students Elizabeth, Ella, Abi, Amy and Charlotte. They first joined us as full paying traders (ok we did give them a student discount) in March 2014 because the student stall had been taken by the innovative Rem Cor. However, the fine art students asked to come back for our Bath in Bloom special because they are raising money for their London exhibition in July, so we’ve given them the pitch for free.
They are all third year students at Bath Spa School of Art and Design and say that when they’re not studying, they love going to exhibition private views both at 44AD and other exhibitions, having a glass of wine and talking about art, as well as walking around the city and shopping at independent boutiques and businesses, markets, galleries and special events.
Each student is passionate about making a living from their creativity, which we want to support. Explains Elizabeth Levett, who booked the stall: “Most of us want to be artists or to pursue a career in the art industry in another form, whether it’s teaching it, writing about it, curating galleries or otherwise, but some of us are studying our degree just for our love of art.”
We feel such enthusiasm and enterprise should be rewarded so we want to encourage you to please come along on Sunday April 13th, seek out their stall, Art Bath Spa and buy something so they can show their work in the big city this Summer. They’ll be selling artwork, both original and prints plus other handmade trinkets all from students on their course in aid to fund our London Exhibition in July. And what are they looking forward to most about being back? Continues Elizabeth, “the atmosphere and bustle and talking to both the people who visit and the other vendors, who were very welcoming, kind and helpful at the March market!” We’re certainly looking forward to having them back too, especially if we snap up a future grand master in the process!
Find out more about Art Bath Spa here –http://whatcamefirst-freerange.tumblr.com
They are raising money for their Summer show in London: The Bath Spa Graduate Exhibition, 4th – 7th July 2014, 91 – 95 Brick Lane, London, E1 6QL