Bristol Art Map

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The Architecture Centre

Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA

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Wed–Fri 11am–5pm, Sat–Sun 12–5pm
www.architecturecentre.co.uk

The Architecture Centre
  • The Bridge: Spanning Art & Science

    1 October – 16 November 2014

    Free

    Exploring stories behind the creation of some of today’s most innovative bridges, this exhibition includes interviews with engineers, models, photographs and drawings, plus interactive family activities.

  • The Great Debate: Who Owns Bridge Design? Engineers vs Architects

    08/10/14, 18:30 08/10/14 20:00

    Entry Cost: £6/£4

    Find out about how engineers and architects feel about the changing roles and the effect it has on bridge design. Chaired by Tanya Ross and featuring Ian Firth, Julia Elton with Jim Eyre and Hugh Pearman – the gloves are off for what promises to be a lively debate! This event takes place at Arnolfini. Booking: 0117 917 2300

  • Bristol Family Arts Festival

    17 October – 2 November 2014

    Free

    Working with partners we will be taking the festival beyond the city centre to work with communities across the city. Find out more at familyartsfestival.com

  • Bridging Disciplines

    23/10/14, 18:30 - 23/10/14, 20:00

    £6/£4

    Join us for an evening with leading engineer Alan Baxter as he discusses other dimensions of engineering. Sharing the stage with architects Martin Knight and Renato Benedetti, this trio of designers will discuss their collaborative approach to bridge design.

    Booking : 0117 922 1540

  • Family storytelling and creative bridge building activities

    31/10/14, 10:30 31/10/14, 11:30

    Free

    Hear about the adventures of Iggy Peck, architect (aged 6) and draw your own bridge design. Part of our Bridge150 festival. Suggested age: 5-10 years.

  • Celebrating Family Arts Festival

    5 – 16 November 2014

    Foyer exhibition showing work created at Family Arts Festival events from across Bristol.

  • Christmas Design Temporium Pop-up Shop and Shape My City

    22 November – 23 December 2014

    Free

    Made in Bristol takeover the main gallery with a pop-up shop of handmade gifts, while the foyer presents ideas by young people from their Shape My City project.

Arnolfini

16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA

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Galleries: Tues–Sun (and Bank Hol Mon) 11am–6pm; Bookshop: Tues (and Bank Hol Mon) 11am–6pm, Wed–Sat 11am–8pm, Sun 11am–7pm; Cafe Bar: Monday 10am–6pm, Tues-Sat 10am–9pm, Sun 10am–7pm
arnolfini.org.uk

Arnolfini
  • The Promise

    19 July – 9 November 2014

    Free

    A dialogue between the city and its people. Arnolfini presents an exhibition of international contemporary art with a focus on the city of Bristol.

  • Josephine Pryde: These Are Just Things I Say, They Are Not My Opinions

    21 November 2014 – 22 February 2015

    Free

    Arnolfini presents the first major UK exhibition of artist Josephine Pryde. Pryde is best known for her photographs which incorporate ideas from advertising and fashion photography.

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery

Queens Road, BS8 1RL

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Mon–Fri 10am–5pm, Sat–Sun and Bank Hol Mon 10am–6pm
bristolmuseums.org.uk

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
  • Made in China: an imperial Ming vase

    11 October 2014 – 4 January 2015

    Free

    An empire the size of Europe. An economy at the heart of global trade. A distinctive artistic style. Discover how and why this iconic blue-and-white porcelain vase, on tour from the British Museum represents a crucial period in China’s history. A British Museum Tour, supported by BP. See bristolmuseums.org.uk

     

  • Wildlife Photographer of the Year

    29 November 2014 – 22 February 2015

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    Encounter the rich array of wildlife on our planet in this world-renowned exhibition from the Natural History Museum. Celebrating its 50th year in 2014, the competition provides a global showcase of extraordinary images celebrating the drama, beauty and splendour of the natural world with astonishing, creative and sometimes humorous wildlife photography. See bristolmuseums.org.uk

    Exhibition opening hours: Mon to Fri 10am-4.14pm, Weekends 10am- 5.15pm. Tickets: Adult £3, Child (5–16yrs) £2 Under 5s free. Conc £2 Family ticket:  £8 (2 adults & 2 children or 1 adult & 3 children). Free days: Fri 5 Dec and Fri 6 Feb. No groups on free days. Wildlife Photographer of the Year is co-owned by the Natural History Museum and BBC Worldwide. Exhibition Sponsor: Darwin Holiday and Leisure Resorts. Education sponsor: Bristol Water.

  • Ahead of the Curve: New china from China

    13 December 2014 – 1 March 2015

    Free

    Direct from China, this ground-breaking exhibition of new work by 21 Chinese glass and ceramic artists will amaze visitors with pieces which range from exquisite craft to conceptual art. These artists are challenging traditional approaches to making for the first time in centuries.

    A partnership exhibition with Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent, The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum and Two Cities Gallery, Shanghai.

Centrespace

6 Leonard Lane, BS1 1EA

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centrespacegallery.com

Centrespace
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Christmas Steps Gallery

11 Christmas Steps, BS1 5BS

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Tue–Sat 10am–6pm
christmasstepsgallery.co.uk

Christmas Steps Gallery
  • Foto39 Exhibition

    3 – 6 November 2014

    Free

     

    Foto39 is an open-theme photography exhibition held annually in Bristol. Guest judge Richard Billingham.

  • TOYS

    10 – 17 November 2014

    Free

    TOYS is an exhibition of all things PLAYFUL and FUN, featuring over 30 artists.

  • Thierry Roy Photography

    24 November – 1 December 2014

    Contemporary photography from Parisian born Thierry Roy.

  • Synecdoche Winter Shop

    1 – 29 December 2014

    Free

    Running over four weeks, twenty four emerging artists will exhibit work which pushes the capabilities of a diverse range of medium including: paint, print, ceramics, metal and textiles.

Fig

206 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NU

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Mon–Sat 9.30am–5pm
figshop.co.uk

Fig
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Hew Locke: Ruined

Brunswick Cemetery Gardens, BS2 8QS

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Hew Locke: Ruined
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It’s All 2 Much Art Gallery

124 Cheltenham Road, Bristol, BS6 5RW

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Thu-Fri 12pm-5pm, Sat 12pm-6pm, Sun 1pm-5pm
Tel. 0117 924 7522
www.itsall2much.com

It’s All 2 Much Art Gallery
  • Don’t Feed the Colours

    PRIVATE VIEW: 07/11/2014, 7pm Onwards

    Free

    An exhibition of abstract, semi-abstract and figurative works by two highly rated Bristol-based artists, Fernando Messias and Jim Starr.

  • Cheba Solo Show

    8 November 2014 – 7 December 2012

    Free

    Celebrated Bristol street artist Cheba of Weapon of Choice fame treats us to a solo show of his latest works.

Jamaica Street Artists

39 Jamaica Street, BS2 8JP

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jamaicastreetartists.co.uk

Jamaica Street Artists
  • www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk/shop

    Our online shop is now live! Buy art, gifts, cards, prints and more from your favourite Jamaica Street Artists.

  • Jamaica Street Artists presents The Art Box at Paper Plane

    1 – 29 November 2014

    Local, handmade and brilliant art and gifts. The perfect place to find unique and wonderful Christmas presents! Late night shopping event 20 Nov, 5-8pm.

    Location: 196 Gloucester Road, BS7 8NU

Jeppe Hein: Follow Me

Royal Fort House, Woodland Road, University of Bristol, BS8 1UH

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Jeppe Hein: Follow Me
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Carol Peace at Paintworks

Unit 5.3 Paintworks, Bath Road, Bristol, BS4 3EH

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6th- 16th November: Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm, PRIVATE VIEW 6th Nov 6-9pm
www.carolpeace.com

Carol Peace at Paintworks
  • Bristol Barcelona : Carol Peace Open Studio

    Monday – Saturday 9.30am – 5.30pm Sunday 11am – 5pm PRIVATE VIEW 6th Nov 6-9pm

    Free

    An exhibition of new work by renowned sculptor Carol Peace made in and inspired by 6 months in Barcelona. After an incredible year the work now comes home to the studio.

    Carol Peace studied sculpture at Winchester School of Art and drawing at The Prince’s Drawing School. She has obtained numerous commissions both public and private and solo shows in London, Athens, Zurich, France, Spain and Holland. In 2007 she co-founded the Bristol Drawing School.

Royal West of England Academy (RWA)

Queens Road, BS8 1PX

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Tues–Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm
www.rwa.org.uk

Royal West of England Academy (RWA)
  • 162nd Annual Open Exhibition

    12 October – 7 December 2014

    £5/£3.50

    The region’s largest and most prestigious Open exhibition.  Featuring over 500 works by established, emerging and unknown artists, alongside guest artist, Sir Peter Blake

  • British Wildlife Photography Awards

    19 December – 8 March 2014

    £5/£3.50

    An exhibition of 100 winning images from this national competition celebrating the beauty and diversity of the natural history of the British Isles

Spike Island

133 Cumberland Road, BS1 6UX

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Tues–Sun 12–5pm
spikeisland.org.uk

Spike Island
  • Anna Franceschini: Laws of Attraction

    4 October – 14 December 2014

    Free

    A selection of Franceschini’s films and videos from the last 5 years primarily concerned with observing reality and celebrating the poetics of everyday objects and processes.

  • Isabelle Cornaro

    24 January – 29 March 2015

    Free

    Cornaro uses found objects imbued with emotional value or symbolic potential to create installations, plaster and elastomer casts, films, drawings and spray paintings.

Spike Print Studio

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, BS1 6UX

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Visit by appointment only: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, Sat-Sun and Bank Hols 11am-6pm
Tel. 0117 929 0135
www.spikeprintstudio.org

Spike Print Studio
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Tempting Failure at The Island

The Island, Old Bridewell police station, Nelson Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE

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Friday 7th Nov & Saturday 8th November. Doors open at 6:30pm
www.temptingfailure.com

Tempting Failure at The Island
  • Free Performances & Workshops at Tempting Failure 2014

    3 – 8 November 2014

    Free

    Tempting Failure plays host to a variety of international artists at locations throughout the city with free performances & workshops suitable for all. Visit: temptingfailure.com

The Control Room

North Cabin, Redcliffe Bridge, BS1

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bristolcreativespace.org

The Control Room
  • ‘Let’s talk about Bambi’ by Tom Marshman

    24 – 28 October 2014

    Free

    Tom leads audiences ever deeper into the woodland, unfolding narratives both through visuals and storytelling.  An intimate skip through the forest.

  • Fran Quarterman ‘come in and stop with me and no harm shall befall you’

    10 – 16 November 2014

    Free

    An exploration of narratives and objects associated with childhood,

    investigating the connotations and uncanny aura childhood objects possess when we view them as adults.

The Edwardian Cloakroom

Park Row/Woodland Road, Clifton, BS1 5LS

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bristolcreativespace.org

The Edwardian Cloakroom
  • Unveil’d ( by Young shot )

    10 – 12 October 2014

    Free

    Pop up Photography exhibit and zine fair featuring a collection of works by different artists focusing on handmade and self-published works and walks.

  • Tempting Failure

    3 – 8 November 2014

    Free

    Description (25 words max): Tempting failure is a platform for live, noise and performance art. Created to raise the profile of artists and challenge the perception of their work.

The Grant Bradley Gallery

1 St Peter’s Court, Bedminster Parade, BS3 4AQ

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Mon–Sat 10am–5pm
grantbradleygallery.co.uk

The Grant Bradley Gallery
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The Island

The Old Police Station, Nelson Street, BS1 2LE

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Mon–Fri 10am–7pm
theislandbristol.com

The Island
  • Qu Junktions & Howling Owl present:

    10 October 2014

    £12

    Featuring an ultra-rare, intense and intimate Bristol appearance by Shackleton, undisputed mind-altering master in the realm of dancefloor dark arts; a hometown live showing by Vessel to toast the scuzzed-out wonders of his new album ‘Punish, Honey’: the righteous return of BUNKER resident Container after his anvil drop of a set last time round alongside Cut Hands and Blood Music, plus rhythmic noise detonations from local juvenile offenders Giant Swan.

  • Free Performances & Workshops at Tempting Failure 2014

    3 – 8 November 2014

    Free

    Tempting Failure plays host to a variety of international artists at locations throughout the city with free performances & workshops suitable for all. Visit: temptingfailure.com

  • Ausform Micro-Fest 2014

    27 – 30 November 2014

    Various

    A Micro-Fest to present new performance work in Bristol – a mixed bag of finished, developing and brand new ideas!

    Info: http://ausform.wordpress.com/

The Upfest Gallery

198 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol

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Tues-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 10am-3pm
Tel. 07725231878
www.upfest.co.uk

The Upfest Gallery
  • Xmas Fever

    24 October – 26 November 2014

    Free

    Annual group exhibition featuring up to 30 artists whom continue to contribute to the UK’s vibrant Street Art & Graffiti scene.

  • The Cheo Xmas Grotto

    28 November 2014 – 4 January 2015

    Free

    Solo exhibition from the legendary graffiti artist Cheo, a retrospective of work from the past twelve months featuring his signature and well-loved Bristol Bee icon.

Tony White: Missorts

Begins at St. Mary Redcliffe Church, BS1 6RA

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Tony White: Missorts
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Watershed

1 Canons Road, Harbourside, BS1 5TX

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Mon 10am–11pm, Tue-Fri 09.30am-11pm, Sat 10am–11pm, Sun 11am-10.30pm
Tel. 0117-927-5100
www.watershed.co.uk

Watershed
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