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October 2017
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Shared Space

October 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - October 8, 2017 @ 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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Brenda Waite Residency

October 15, 2017 @ 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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Hidden Chords

October 17, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - October 22, 2017 @ 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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Live Bronze Casting

October 22, 2017 @ 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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DOCH Residencies – Dwelling

October 24, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - October 27, 2017 @ 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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PPL Exhibition

October 30, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - November 5, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 12, 2017 @ 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, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 18, 2017 @ 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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Whether or not it is Clear to you, no doubt exhibition

November 23, 2017 @ 10:00 am - November 25, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Whether or not it is Clear to you, Exhibition Bristol

We welcome back Abigail Burt; sculptor and bronze casting artist for the 3rd and final part of her residency here at The Island. Visit Abigail's solo exhibition to view work created and ideas explored through her time with us including bronze casted sculptures collectively created with the public. Private View: Thursday the 23rd of November 6 pm - 9 pm Exhibition OPEN Saturday the 24th & Sunday the 25th of November 10 am - 6 pm Gallery Space // Bridewell…

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December 2017
Free

Christmas Pop Up Shop: Bristol Independent Market

December 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Christmas Pop Up Shop at The Island, Bristol

A pop up shop in Bristol curiously curated entirely with Bristol based artists, designers and makers. Providing everything you need to dazzle the ones you love, whilst supporting and celebrating the cities infamous creative community. ​ From woolly hats to temporary tats, ceramics to original prints, glittering jump suits to underpants, all made with passion; objects of beauty, quality and flavour! OPENING PARTY Saturday 2nd December 5-8pm, with DJ's and refreshments. FEATURING: FASHION - for ladies, gents & little ones,…

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