About the owl Basanti has a Bollywood theme and is named after a famous female character in the Bollywood classic Sholay.
About the sponsor Arguably Bath’s finest modern Indian restaurant, Mint Room offers a wonderful mix of contemporary and refined, traditional Indian dishes.
About the artist Elysia has just finished her Contemporary Arts Practice Degree at Bath Spa University and is a commissioned based artist. Elysia is painting her owl in an indian dress or saree to reflect the Mint Room's beautiful range of Indian cuisine. Elysia wanted to show the beauty of the real owl that sculpture is based on, but then have fun with the outfit and get into the true Bollywood spirit.
Where? The Mint Room, Longmead Gospel Hall, Lower Bristol Rd, Bath BA2 3EB. 1200-2300 daily.