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March 2017

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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Free

“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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Free

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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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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