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May 2017

Touch

May 29 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Touch, The Island BristolqTouch, The Island Bristol

Touch is an unusual event which encourages visitors to touch and interact with the exhibits. Suitable for all ages this show will include the work of Emily Binmore who invites you to play with her hand made puppets and pocket dolls. Make your own simple puppets and pom poms. See if you can guess the length of the longest scarf you have ever seen! Witness some Graffiti art with a difference. www.emilybinmore.wixsite.com/gallery Also exhibited will be Photographs by Martin Edwards…

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June 2017

The Island Tenants Showcase

June 3 @ 6:00 pm - June 4 @ 2:00 am
The Island Tenant showcase, Bristolac

The Island Tenants Showcase Hosted by Dusty Sounds and Cellar Tapes Studios Exercise Yard 6 - 9pm BBQ, Live Art, Habitus, Billy Whizz & Jay L (DJ Set) Main Room 9pm - 2am Habitus Collective (Live Hip-Hop) Cellar Tapes Cypher (MCP + Live Instruments) LeRoy Khadaroo (Live MPC Set) Benjamin One (Live MPC Set) Ile Flottante (Live MPC Set) Special Guests: The High Breed (Live) Verbal Highz (Live)    

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Free

Touched

June 6 @ 10:00 am - June 10 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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TOUCHED | Bethany Morris, Ellen Scott, Hattie Poulter, Lauren Lloyd-Evans and Rebecca Pudney | TOUCHED is a collaborative exhibition that explores the physicality of intimacy in all its forms. It brings together artists who each have their own unique art practice to traverse the idea of what it means to be intimate and how we, as humans, understand that feeling. This exhibition features multidisciplinary works across the spectrum, including painting, collage and stitch to create an immersive experience for the…

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Free

Sketchbook Club – June 24th

June 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The Sad Ghost Club Workshop, The Island, Bristol

Grab your sketchbooks and pens and come and join us for a day of sketchbooking! Join Helen, Nathan and Lize for a day of productive, friendly sketchbooking! Come for as long as you like, or the whole duration of you want to get lots of work done! Feel free to come with questions about starting a creative venture, bring friends and family and use the space to get super productive! Sketchbooking (and art in general) is a great way to…

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Free

The Dragons We Slay

June 30 @ 11:00 am - July 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The Dragons We Slay exhibition, The Island, Bristol

You're invited to an exhibition curated by Ruby Hinton (http://www.rubyhinton.co.uk/), Showcasing Illustrators and their dragons drawn from memory, no cheating, all imagination. Showing each individual has a different perspective no matter what the idea is, how metaphorical! ONE OF A KIND PRINTS FOR SALE! In association with Kinship Carers UK, an amazing charity that supports families caring for relatives children, helping both the grandparents/siblings and the children. money raised at the exhibition will go to Kinship Carers UK to help…

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July 2017
Free

Uprooted

July 11 @ 12:00 pm - July 14 @ 7:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Art for action, The Island, Bristol

ART FOR ACTION Presents UPROOTED THE ISLAND GALLERY Paintings, photography, projections and film. Art for Action is an International Community Arts Organisation who will be showcasing their work since 2012, including most recent work in German refugee camps. Paintings by the refugee children from these camps will be for sale alongside Rose Illingworths pantings. Donations at the bar and money from art raffle will go towards next project in Lesvos camps running in the end of July. www.artforaction.co.uk THE LAUNCH…

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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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Narcissists! Submit your selfie!

September 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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DI Woman Without A Shadow, The Island, Bristol

Open Studios – Saturday 9th September 12 – 3pm Twenty years after Lady Di’s funeral her life and death is still being narrated through the press – and commemorated on crockery.  Once the most photographed woman in the world, Diana, mother of ‘the heir and the spare’ was hounded by paparazzi as her image was created, celebrated, critiqued and finally destroyed.  Her death has been pinpointed as heralding the steady seep of narcissism into UK culture with displays of public…

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Free

DI:Woman without a shadow Exhibition Opening

September 15 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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DI Woman Without A Shadow, The Island, Bristol

Twenty years after Lady Di’s funeral her life and death is still being narrated through the press … and commemorated on crockery.  The royal family with its archaic traditions and extreme wealth has survived both the challenge of the damning disclosures by the ‘People’s Princess’ as well as the turbulence of two major recessions and the Age of Austerity. Once the most photographed woman in the world, Diana, mother of ‘the heir and the spare’ was hounded by the world…

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Free

Whether or Not it is Clear to You, No Doubt. . .

September 20 @ 12:00 pm - September 23 @ 3:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Abigail Burt residency at The Island, Bristol

20th- 23rd September Abigail Burt Artist in Residence Everybody has a part to play in the unfolding of the Universe. Visitors to this installation are invited to make their mark... Visit Abigail at The Island to step beyond your role as passive observer, and contribute to the natural evolution of the art works. Found objects from the streets of Bristol, and melting beeswax will be waiting!     To be continued.. 22nd October, Noon. Watch the Live Bronze Casting Performance in the…

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Free

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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Free

Brenda Waite Residency

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Body Room Landscape workshop, The Island, Bristol

In this Residency period I am continuing my performance research exploring the materiality of the body and objects. Looking at connections between felt and imaginative states and an outer sensory terrain, seeking an understanding of our environment through this exchange.   I am currently interested in the body as a site of knowledge and transformation.  Other themes of interest are around habitat and adaption.   For this Residency week I will be working in collaboration with sound artists Shirley Pegna and…

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Free

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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Free

Live Bronze Casting

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bronze Casting, The Island, Bristol

Abigail Burt Artist in Residence  Come and along and watch the furnace fired up, and molten metal poured before your very eyes. Fragments of the visitor made sculptures will be cast, along side an experimental pour into carved marks into the doors.

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Free

DOCH Residencies – Dwelling

October 24 @ 8:00 pm - October 27 @ 8:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Dwelling Circus City, The Island, Bristol

Angeliki Meli - DOCH MA Contemporary Circus Practise Tue 24 October - Fri 27 October 12:00 AM VENUE: THE ISLAND Thursday 27th 8pm (30mins) by Angeliki Meli The circus apparatus is this space, in which the circus artist grows up and spent most of their time. What turns this space in to a space of intimacy, in to a dwelling, is the memories, the smell, the personal freedom of expressing our selves inside it and the desire of returning. It is…

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Free

PPL Exhibition

October 30 @ 12:00 pm - November 5 @ 8:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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PPL Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

An exhibition representing people through the eyes of four Bristol based artists Rosanna Tasker Illustration Holly Wellington Tom Bonson Illustration Brook Tate Arts 12pm - 8pm opening throughout the week with the artists creating their art live. Check online to see who will be painting! Events during the week: Monday 30th Oct. Opening Night 7.30pm - 9.30pm  With live music from Holly Wellington and Brook Tate. Thursday 2nd Nov. Sketch Club with tea and hot choc. BYOC (bring your own…

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November 2017
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Gender and Sexuality Exhibition

November 7 @ 10:00 am - November 12 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Gender and Sexuality Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

The Gender and Sexuality exhibition is running from the 7th - 12th of November from 10am to 5pm and is including a preview night on the 6th of November from 7pm - 10pm, where drinks will be served and the artists will be available to discuss their works and concepts with viewers. Artists are exploring, in their own concepts and techniques, the ways in which art can be used to shine a light on themes society perhaps struggles to confront. Each artist…

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Same Soul, Different Body

November 14 @ 10:00 am - November 18 @ 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Same Soul, Different Body Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

Bristol Animal Save proudly prest to you 'Same Soul Different Body.' An animal rights themed art exhibition from 14th-18th November at The Island in Bristol. (http://theislandbristol.com/) The title for this exhibition was inspired by the Hippocrates quote “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.” Entry is free. Food and drinks will also be available in the evenings. See below for details of speakers and poetry Final submission date is 14th October.…

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