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Mr Doodle’s first UK exhibition comes to Bath this summer

3 May @ 10:00 am 1 September @ 5:00 pm

Mr Doodle's art

Mr Doodle, also known as Sam Cox, has captivated 2.9 million followers on Instagram with his unique artistic vision and innate passion for doodling. After studying Illustration at the University of West of England, his prodigious talent propelled him to global fame.

Mr Doodle! Museum Mayhem will see the historic Holburne Museum being taken over by the artist’s unique artistic vision, from 3 May to 1 September 2024. The selection of Mr Doodle’s personal sketchbooks will provide the starting point for an exhibition that will fill the gallery and spread across the walls, floor and ceiling of the Holburne Museum, and beyond.

Visitors to Bath will also be able to get a glimpse of his work as they explore the city.

  • From Thursday 18 April until 1 September | Art on the Streets 
    Look out for doodles on the street furniture in Kingsmead Square, on the planters of Union Street and overhead in the Milsom Quarter. Mr Doodle’s artwork will appear throughout the city centre, commissioned by Bath & North East Somerset Council and funded by the West of England Combined Authority.
  • Friday 19 April | Mr Doodle Live Performance – SouthGate Centre | 2pm
    Catch Mr Doodle’s live performance as he doodles a phonebox in SouthGate shopping centre. The phonebox will remain on display outside Zara until 1 September.
  • Thursday 2 May | Animated projections on the Holburne Museum | 9pm
    The iconic Regency façade of the Museum will be lit up by animated doodled projections on the eve of the exhibition opening. 
  • Saturday 4 May | Mr Doodle Live Performance – Holburne Museum | 10am – 12pm
    Join us at the Holburne to see Mr Doodle finishing his installation on the glass walls of the Holburne’s Garden Café. Families can join a FREE drop-in workshop from 11am – 1pm, to create their own stylish doodled accessory. 

Dr Chris Stephens, Director, Holburne Museum said: “By bringing Mr Doodle to Bath, we hope to engage and inspire a wide range of visitors. We’re grateful to our partners in the city for being so supportive in hosting his work over the summer and can’t wait to see the doodles appear throughout the streets of Bath!”

Councillor Paul Roper, Cabinet Member for Economic and Cultural Sustainable Development, said: “It is fantastic news that the Holburne is bringing Mr Doodle to Bath, and with it no doubt many visitors to see his hugely popular artworks. It’s a boost for the city and l look forward to the exhibition as well as seeing Mr Doodle’s amazing original artwork for all to enjoy on the streets of Bath including in the Milsom Quarter, our fashion and design district and in Kingsmead Square. Art on the Street installations help celebrate our city, attract more people to these areas as well as encourage future visits.”