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August 2017
Free

The Cosmic Mind

August 25 @ 10:00 am - August 27 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The Cosmic Mind, The Island, Bristol

The Cosmic Mind Christian iconography, cosmology and mysticism August 25th – 27th 2017 Friday 12-7pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 - 5pm In this exhibition of new work, artist RAY explores the iconography, cosmology and mysticism of Christianity RAY is an artist based in the South West. He uses drawing, painting, collage, photography and performance to explore themes based around religion and politics. His paintings are made on wooden boards, layered with images, text, diagrams and photographs. He adds acrylic paint, spray paint,…

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September 2017
Free

The Island Open Studios 2017

September 7 @ 10:00 am - September 10 @ 4:00 pm
The Island Open Studios 2017, Bristol

The Island's annual open studios are a highlight of our arts and events calendar and we look forward to inviting you all along to join us in September. Our open studios are a fantastic opportunity for members of the public to explore the building, meet our artists tenants and participate in free taster workshops. They are also an opportunity to celebrate all things around art, music, events at The Island featuring a group art show, films, music, taster dance and…

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Trash to Treasure

September 24 @ 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Trash to Treasure, The Island, Bristol

Sunday 24th September, 11.00am – 7.00pm Entry is FREE but there is a charge for workshops: £2 for drop-in Make-and-takes, full-length workshops will be as priced on Eventbrite (see Facebook page for updates). A day of drop-in activities and upcycling workshops with local artists, getting creative with second-hand materials.  Proceeds in aid of Emmaus Bristol, working to end homelessness. Trash to Treasure - get creative with second-hand materials Follow Emmaus on Twitter: @EmmausBristol A special Thank you to the Island for…

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October 2017
Free

Shared Space

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - October 8 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Shared Space Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

What is the effect of working alongside other makers on the output of an artist? Does sharing a creative space, as opposed to working in solitude, influence our outlooks, our understanding of the things we make and what we make next? Shared Space will be a collectively curated exhibition of work by 6 artists who share a space at the Island studios. It will showcase painting, contemporary and traditional printmaking, animation and sculpture by Ruby Lou Hinton - www.rubyhinton.co.uk Isobel Plent…

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Hidden Chords

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - October 22 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Hidden Chords at The Island, Bristol

Hidden Chords brings together two parallel but related visions of spirituality and oneness expressed in the artwork of Lesley Cottle and Corinne Randall. Corinne Randall's inspiration started with the compilation of a series of books on spiritual themes, each one related to a specific  colour. The ideas developed in these books are then refracted out into a series of large abstract panels which relish the joy of purely visual qualities; mark making techniques, broad and detailed brush strokes and resonating colour…

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