Interior & Garden Designers Nick Woodhouse and John Law are opening a temporary gallery next to their premises on Bathwick Hill in order to show exciting, new work from third year students studying Textile Design for Fashion & Interiors BA (Hons) at
Bath Spa University. Six students have been selected and one of these will become Woodhouse & Law’s Student in Residence for a year, benefitting from W&L’s vast experience in the field of Interior Design.
Nick Woodhouse, who heads up the Garden Design wing of the business explained
‘We have wanted to put something back into this area, as we feel Bath has supported us whilst growing our business. We want to help students hoping to make a career in Interior Design find the right path, help build their confidence, understanding of the work place and skill sets so they can happily move on to the next stage of their career.
We worked with Amanda to select students to exhibit in the show and one talented student will be offered our time, resources and mentoring. We will make that choice at the end of the two week show. This will be an annual competition and we are excited to see how it will develop.’
Amanda Goode runs this very popular course and is delighted with the interest and enthusiasm Woodhouse & Law have shown as it is vital to get students’ real work experience.
‘We are really looking forward to our association with Woodhouse & Law. Nick and John have been very generous with their time and I know this will be a wonderful, nurturing experience for the selected students. They will be able to carry on living in Bath and develop their own style within the inspiring, real work environment provided by the team at Woodhouse & Law. Our course is very much about experimenting with style, colour, technique etc but within an active office there will be some real hands on learning opportunities, with all the benefits found when working within a team of committed professionals.’
The Gallery will open with a private viewing on Thursday 30th April and will then run for two weeks. There is parking available on Bathwick Hill and it is an easy walk from the City centre. The Gallery will be open from 10am – 4pm Weds – Frid, 10am – 2pm on Sat
The show will close on the 16th May. The students at Bath Spa then prepare for their degree shows which will be on view at Sion Hill from 6th – 12th June.