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December 2016
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Christmas Pop Up Shop by Bristol Bazaar

December 1, 2016 @ 10:00 am - December 24, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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FOR ALL OF DECEMBER! well... 1st - 24th... Bristol Bazaar, the nomadic makers market collective will be nestling into Bristol's old Police Station in the City Centre and unleashing their festive threads, concoctions and all the artful wonders of Bristol independent makers. With OVER 40 of Bristol's best ARTISTS, DESIGNERS and MAKERS with their newest designs and ideas, this shop is more than just a shop. But it does fulfill the needs of the shop rather well, you'll find everything…

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Is it a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff?

December 6, 2016 @ 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Is it a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff? Exhibition at SPACE

Is it a mistake to get too deep into all that kind of stuff? is an artwork by Riccardo Ambìveri (1993, CH) in collaboration with Bristol-based artists Kane Cottrell (1996, UK) and Jessica Wardle (1996, UK), which is composed of two parts: a participatory performance and an exhibition. The results of the performance were re-elaborated and will be displayed at SPACE on the 6th of December from 11am to 6pm. The PROJECT The performance took place late in the afternoon…

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January 2017

Bravery School photography exhibition

January 24 @ 12:00 pm - January 29 @ 8:00 pm
Bravery School exhibition in the Gallery Space at The Island

Bravery School exhibition PHOTOGRAPHY from UWE 1st & 2nd year photography students, Sarah Robbins & Hannah Wirgman Tues 24th Jan Launch event from 6-9 pm. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bravery-school-launch-event-tickets-31119756028 Wed 25th Jan exhibition open 12-5 pm Thurs 26th Jan exhibition open 2-8 pm Frid 27th Jan exhibition open 5-8 pm Sat 28th Jan exhibition open 12-5pm Sun 29th 2-5 pm Ticketed showcase Free to attend https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bravery-school-showcase-discussion-tickets-31253311496?aff=erelpanelorg http://www.braveryschool.org/

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Bravery School Launch Event

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Bravery School Launch night, Bristol, The Island

WHAT & WHO You are invited to the launch of BRAVERY SCHOOL Conceived by interdisciplinary practioner Rosalind J Turner ~ Phase 1 birthed in collaboration Photography Exhibition, Performance and Talks Featuring PHOTOGRAPHY from UWE 1st & 2nd year photography students, Sarah Robbins & Hannah Wirgman PERFORMANCE from Tallulah Rendall, TALKS by Rosalind J Turner, Liz Banks, UWE Photography Dept, Helen Burge of Worleys Cider WHEN & WHERE Tuesday 24th January 6pm until 9pm, PLEASE NOTE - DOORS CLOSED AT 6.45pm,…

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Bravery School – Bravery Symposium

January 27 @ 12:30 pm - 4:35 pm
Bravery School Bravery Symposium in the Gallery Space at The Island

PLEASE NOTE - THIS IS A WOMEN ONLY EVENT WHAT A call to CHANGE THE STORY through inspiration, encouragement, sharing and collaboration. WHY In a world where women still experience both discrimination and challenge in both overt and subtle ways, some of it experienced from other women, we are interested in unpacking the stories we tell ourselves and the tales we tell others, deconstructing our individual and cultural narratives and exploring how we can CHANGE THE STORY HOW Inspiring women…

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Bravery School Showcase & Discussion

January 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bravery School SHOWCASE & DISCUSSION in the Gallery Space at The Island

Please join us to see a taste of our work in progress following an Artists Residency at Jacobs Wells Baths 3rd ~15th January 17, exploring the idea of a BRAVERY SCHOOL. In this first phase, a BRAVERY SCHOOL FOR WOMEN, Rosalind J Turner the project lead, has been working in collaboration almost daily with 4 other women and with input from a range of other women practitioners. Working with themes of sisterhood, competition between women, cultural ideas of the ‘acceptable’ woman.…

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February 2017
Free

Charlie Tuesday Gates Presents The Shop Of Amazments NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE

February 3 @ 12:00 pm - February 23 @ 7:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Charlie Tuesday Gates popup shop at SPACE, Bristol

Have your January blues blown away by Februarys most fabulous pop-up shop and art experience by taxidermist & designer; Charlie Tuesday Gates. Back from the brink of death and for 3 weeks only, this shop encapsulates all that is amazing X X X  Be transported into a world where beauty and death collide in particularly strange and unexpected ways as taxidermy and wearable art pieces delight, inspire and terrify…. Book in for D.I.Y Taxidermy worskhops BACK FROM THE BRINK OF DEATH…

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Untutored Life Drawing at The Island: Circus Inspirations

February 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Once on February 14, 2017
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Excited to be back experimenting with aerial circus life drawing sessions next month! Two Tuesdays, 7th & 14th February. No experience necessary but artists of all mediums welcome. Some materials will be available to borrow and paper available to buy. Would be great to see you all there. Informal and experimental life drawing sessions. Working from short to long poses, using aerial circus equipment to explore tension, suspension and alternate perspectives £7 /£6 Concessions/Island Residents    

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Cause & Complexity Exhibition

February 20 @ 12:00 pm - February 25 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Cause and Complexity Exhibition, Homelessness Week, The Island, Bristol

#HomelessBristol Private View - Monday 20th February 12.00 to 13.30 for Press & Campaign Stakeholders by Invitation Only Cause and Complexity is an awareness raising multimedia exhibition to launch Bristol Homelessness Awareness Week 2017. The citywide campaign of events is organised by the Bristol Homeless Forum whose members include Bristol City Council, The Julian Trust, St Mungo’s, Emmaus, Shelter, Caring in Bristol, Crisis Centre Ministries, Golden Key, Keep Bristol Warm and more. The exhibition aims to engage both artist and…

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March 2017

Miles and Velon Presents

March 1 @ 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Miles and Velon Radio, The Island, Bristol

'Miles and Velon Presents' a day of art and music and knowledge in the gallery space at The Island, Bristol. The Island is a forward thinking arts and craft studio space, home to an array of talented Bristol creatives. Also the home to Miles and Velon's studio. Wednesday marks MAV's first showing. This is the first of a string of events going forward, that will showcase creative talents from across Bristol. Schedule for this Wed 1st March: 10.00 space opens,…

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MISH MASH: Fine Art Exhibition & Fundraiser

March 2 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Mish Mash Exhibition and Fundraiser, The Island, Bristol

Come join us for art, performances, music, zines, prints & drinks! Bring along your friends and your pocket money to help us raise money for UWE Fine Art degree show! Entry is free: but taking donations on the door and a small bar run by donations. Zines and prints will also be available to buy Thursday 2nd March 7pm - 10pm https://www.facebook.com/events/703326889827787/

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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here

March 4 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here, The Island, Bristol

Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here The Island gallery space, Bristol, UK Saturday 4th March 2017 12.30-1.30pm This event is one of many 10th Anniversary Readings for al-Mutanabbi Street taking place internationally over 4th and 5th March 2017, from Australia to Iraq, Paris to Quebec. On March 5th 2007, a car bomb was exploded on al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad. Al-Mutanabbi Street is in a mixed Shia-Sunni area. More than 30 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded. Al-Mutanabbi Street, the…

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Near Death Experience

March 6 @ 11:00 am - March 28 @ 7:00 pm
near death experience. the vestiblues, Bristol

March 6-28: Charlie Tuesday Gates, The Vestibules, City Hall Catch the renowned taxidermy artist in residence at Bristol’s newest art and performance space. The Mary Poppins of pop-ups has pulled it out the bag and will be legally setting up camp for 3 weeks in The City Hall with a weird wonderland of art, taxidermy and fabulous fashion pieces. Amazingly, The Mayor of Bristol has opened two new arts spaces, and Charlie Tuesday Gates is one of The Vestibules first residents. www.charlietuesdaygates.co.uk Monday - Friday 11am…

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The Spiralling Exhibition 002

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

THE SPIRALLING EXHIBITION 002 Launch: 18:00 on Monday 6th March 2017 Open daily: 11:00 - 19:00 until Saturday 11th 2017 The Island, Bridewell Street, Bristol, BS1 2LE Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/555586437978062/ Since September 2014, thespiralling.com has been featuring a variety of talented creatives from all over the world. This will be the second time that The Spiralling will be moving offline and into a live setting as it launches The Spiralling Exhibition 002. This free exhibition is a chance to showcase…

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Aleatory

March 28 @ 11:00 am - April 1 @ 5:00 pm
Aleatory exhibition in the Gallery Space at The Island

‘Aleatory’ is the unusual name of the exhibition which is set to be held at The Island in Bridewell Street between March 28th and 1st April from 11 am to 5pm. Preview Tuesday the 28th of March 6-9 pm NEARLY 100 creative students currently studying the UAL Foundation Diploma in Art&Design at Weston College have been given a square foot of space in the gallery to showcase their multiple talents. Weston College Visual Communications Lecturer Kelly Metcalfe said: “Aleatory by definition…

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April 2017

Sketchbook Club IRL with Sad Ghost Club

April 8 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sketchbook Club IRL with The SAD GHOST CLUB in the Gallery Space at The Island

The Sad Ghost Club host an online YouTube video series known as Sketchbook Club Online. Lize, Helen and Nathan take 50 mins and draw and discuss, and encourage others to draw along! If you'd like to come join us in real life, we'll be hosting a draw-a-long draw-a-thon workshop! We'll have materials, you can come ask us question, draw and hang out. This event is free and open to all ages! The event will be running from 12pm- 4pm and…

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Barriers

April 12 @ 11:00 am - April 18 @ 5:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Barriers, SPACE, Bristol

In his new show at SPACE David Foord presents a series of paintings which explore landscape through the prism of class, private property and national identity. For David painting is a tool in which to critically explore space in our world, specifically the ways in which ideology has shaped our view of landscape and hence its creation and manipulation, both architecturally and ecologically. David Foord is a graduate from Bath Spa University who has lived and worked in Bristol since 2013. He has exhibited across Bristol and Bath, with shows at Centrespace Gallery and the Tobacco Factory. He is based at BV…

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“Transition” first art exhibition by Paper Folds Ltd

April 13 @ 12:00 pm - April 20 @ 4:00 pm
"Transition" is the first art exhibition by Paper Folds Ltd in the Gallery Space at The Island

“Transition” 12th – 19th of April is the first exhibition by art gallery and record label Paper Folds Ltd.  The free preview is on the 12th April 1800 – 2000 with artist talks, music, food and wine. Jamie Rawlings uses thread and collage to transform found photography    Dale Mail rephotographs existing films and television to compose altered narratives.   A rare print works by German nature photographer Karl Blossfeldt and Japanese artist Toshiko Okanoue will also be on show. All…

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Raw souls photography exhibition by Suri Varma

April 28 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Suri raw souls exhibition, The Island, Bristol

Friday 28th April 17:00-22:00 Free entry This exhibition explores the social portraiture of youth culture in spontaneous situations through photography, it displays young adults growing up and exploring the world through nightlife, love and relationships. https://www.facebook.com/events/193770474456975/

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May 2017
Free

24 JAM POP-UP GALLERY EXHIBITION 2

May 4 @ 10:00 am - May 6 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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24 Jam, Pop up art show, The Island, Bristol

For 24 JAM’s second pop up art instalment, we’re taking over The Island’s first floor gallery space to put on a grand exhibition, showcasing a selection of art works by our favourite up and coming creatives. 24 JAM aims to nurture today’s young artists and their visions, providing them with a foothold into the art world, so that they can be seen and celebrated in the way that they deserve. The show will feature work in a range of mediums,…

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