Music and art
FROME OPEN STUDIOS
Until Sun, July 15, 11am-5pm, free
» Follow the trail to find art of all genres on show: painting, drawing, ceramics, jewellery, textiles, sculpture, photography and much more, plus meet the artists and discover something new. You can pick up the free trail map from Black Swan Arts, Frome Library, The Cheese & Grain and many other local outlets.
THE SUBVERSIVE STITCHER
44AD, 4 Abbey Street, Bath, until Sunday, July 29
» An exhibition that will have you seeing double. Artist Holly Searle’s exhibition consists of a collection of embroidered pop culture artworks, all designed to provoke viewers to engage with the feminist narrative. And, in doing so, Holly challenges the notion that femininity is only found in happy motifs.
A NEW HORIZON
David Simon Contemporary, Bartlett Street, until Mon, July 30
» Painters Ben Lowe and Myles Oxenford share a love of landscapes, with this joint exhibition capturing depth and space beautifully. Myles said of his work: “These are escapist paintings in many ways. They are not about the geography of the place but more about the atmosphere and emotional response.”
Rostra Gallery, 17 Margaret’s Buildings, until Fri, Aug 31
» An exhibition celebrating both the gallery’s artists and the city of Bath. Includes prints, paintings, ceramics and jewellery.
A CELEBRATION OF FLOWERS: KAFFE FASSETT AND CANDACE BEHOUTH
Victoria Art Gallery, until Sun, Sept 2
» Embrace flower power at this city centre gallery with a stunning new exhibition and installation, including 40 coloured quilts and needlepoints. For more victoriagal.org