Art and engineering combine in display of Bath's industrial past
Art inspired by a museum devoted to Bath's industrial past has been put on show.
The ARTiculation: Design in Motion exhibition at the Museum of Bath at Work has involved local schools and one of the city's universities.
Staff and students at the School of Education at Bath Spa University hope the project will encourage participants and visitors to investigate the city's industrial heritage as well as its cultural treasures.
An exhibition of sculptures, maquettes, drawings, collages and prints, by trainee PGCE art and design teachers at the university, is now on show at the museum, exploring the idea of design in movement, construction and engineering. The exhibition's themes have been further developed at workshops run by the trainee teachers with sixth-formers from Ralph Allen School.
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Organisers point to the link between art and industrial design in acclaimed sculptures such as Anish Kapoor's Olympic sculpture the Orbit and Antony Gormley's Angel of the North.
June Bianchi, PGCE art and design course leader at the university, said the project encouraged people to broaden their understanding of culture and industry.
"Articulation challenges narrow distinctions between art and engineering, combining them both to create an exciting impact."
Museum director Stuart Burroughs said the exhibition complemented the museum's collections tracing the development of Bath as a retailing and manufacturing centre as well as a tourist and health destination.
It runs until Saturday, November 3 at the museum on Julian Road.