Our galleries provide a showcase for Art and Design at Bath Spa, and a space to immerse yourself in the work of talented artists and makers.
Throughout the year we have a full programme of exhibitions and events from students, staff and external exhibitions.
The Gallery Director will help you with organising an exhibition if a proposal is submitted, and will assist with the installation and give curatorial advice. They are also there to help discuss interesting display methods for your work.
As a student you can choose to sell your work through us. During end of year degree shows, for example, you have the option to make your work available to buy through our gallery services.
The Michael Pennie gallery
Named for Emeritus Professor of Sculpture Michael Pennie, our gallery at Locksbrook hosts several exhibitions per year, including our annual Degree Shows and the Porthleven Prize.
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The Street is central to Locksbrook campus so you get great footfall, and offers the option to try out digital mediums.
Upcoming Events and Exhibitions
Our exhibition spaces, the Michael Pennie Gallery and The Street at Locksbrook Campus, have shows throughout the upcoming year.
View the exhibition programme and find tickets on Ticketsource.
As a Bath Spa student of any course, once you’ve booked and attended your safety induction, you can use any of our workshop facilities.
We work closely with your course tutors to ensure that you’re inducted to the workshops that are relevant to your course, and this process is ongoing and flexible – you’re encouraged to attend refresher inductions as needed so that you’re always working safely with the wealth of techniques, facilities and technical support available.
Professor Emeritus - Michael Pennie
Michael Pennie joined Bath Academy of Art in 1962 as a visiting lecturer and stayed on to enjoy a very rewarding teaching career in parallel with his artistic practice. In 1996 he became Professor of Sculpture at the then newly-instated Bath University College. In 2001 Michael retired from teaching to become a full-time artist, and retained his connection with the University as an Emeritus Professor and, significantly, as Artist in Residence at the Corsham Court campus of Bath Spa University.
Michael trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art and went on to exhibit widely: notably at Tate Britain, Hayward Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Henry Moore Institute, and with Flowers Gallery.
The Michael Pennie gallery at Locksbrook Campus is named in his honour.
Our Locksbrook campus was officially opened on 4 March 2020 with a series of talks, workshops and exhibitions rounding out the celebrations.
The exhibition - including a piece by Turner Prize winnter Sir Howard Hodgkin - showcased the talent of the University’s art and design alumni, with painters, illustrators, designers and sculptors displaying work across the Sion Hill and Michael Pennie galleries.