Bloomsbury Group Exhibition in Bath

Vanessa Bell by Duncan Grant

Vanessa Bell by Duncan Grant

The exhibition A Room of Their Own: Lost Bloomsbury Interiors, a collection of items from the Bloomsbury Group, is on at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath until September 4.

The exhibition celebrates Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell (sister of Virginia Woolf) and Duncan Grants’ passionate approach to arts and crafts, as they regarded the various disciplines of equal status to painting. The artists not only produced paintings and fine art but also designed and decorated ceramics, furniture, fabric and rugs. Their artistic venture began in 1913 with the formation of the Omega Workshops, and between the First and Second World Wars people queued up to have their homes decorated in the Bloomsbury style. Sadly a lot of the work was destroyed by accident or through bombing during the Second World War. The only major decorative scheme to survive, and a ‘must-see’ for anyone interested in the Bloomsbury Group, is the home of Bell and Grant at Charleston in East Sussex (open April to November).

During the exhibition talks and lunchtime tours are being held on Thursdays to 11 August between 12.30 and 1pm which are free to ticket holders.

Painted Gramophone by Dora Carrington

Painted Gramophone by Dora Carrington

Painted Corner Cupboard by Duncan Grant

Painted Corner Cupboard by Duncan Grant

Victoria Art Gallery by Pulteney Bridge,
Bath BA2 4AT.
T 01225 477233

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About Natasha Blair

Travel journalist who enjoys discovering new places in style, where possible, with her dog, a Coton de Tulear, called Poppy. Good food, not necessarily gourmet, is important as is the atmosphere as she also writes about restaurants. Culture is another love, and as she is based in London, she reviews theatre and art exhibitions.
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