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Hidden Chords at The Island, Bristol

Hidden Chords

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 hues.

Lesley Cottle is influenced by he background in psychotherapy and spirituality. In her artwork she creates visual reminders of the endless journey of the human spirit towards its most authentic self. Her paintings are patchwork inspirations drawn from diverse eras, cultures and spiritual traditions which search for competition in compositions of unity and connection.

You are invited to the Preview night with refreshments and artists talk on Tuesday 17th October 6:30 – 9pm

The exhibition ill be open 17th – 22nd October 12 – 6pm
The underlying motivation for this exhibition is a celebration of the bicentenary of the birthday of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’i Faith. You are therefore also very warmly invited to attend a Holy Day celebration which will be held in the gallery space, with a musical devotional and dramatic presentation on 20th October at 7.30pm

Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/734598830082761/

Ruth Baldry Exhibition, The Vestibules, Bristol

Ruth Baldry Exhibition

Leading up to the festival, Ruth Baldry’s portraits of circus performers in Bristol will be exhibited in this iconic space. The project has focused on active members of The Invisible Circus and their alternative, itinerant lifestyles that go hand in hand with performance.

Shared Space Exhibition, The Island, Bristol

Shared Space

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 Das Gupta – [Instagram] @isobeldasgupta
Heather Christie – [Instagram] @heatherlcchristie
Lewes Austen Cooper – Lacprintworks.com
Rosie McLay – www.RosieMcLay.com
Paolo Russo – paolorussoanimation.weebly.com

Preview party 4th October 6:30-9:30pm with music from:
SlowSlow Testing – https://soundcloud.com/slowslowtesting
Teflon Hands resident DJs –https://www.facebook.com/teflonhandsbristol/


Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/224353481423101/

The Island Open Studios 2017, Bristol

The Island Open Studios 2017

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 circus classes and artists talks and workshops.

You also get to explore the beautiful grade II listed old Bridewell Police Station and visit the old police cells with our organised guided tours!

We are very excited to be hosting our OPEN STUDIOS weekend as part of Doors Open Day 2017.

Open Studios
Saturday 9th Sept 10 am – 4 pm
Sunday 10th Sept 10 am – 4 pm

Open Studios Launch event
Friday 8th Sept 8 pm – 10 pm

Artist talks
Thurday 7th Sept 6 pm – 8 pm
Friday 8th Sept 6 pm – 8 pm

Bristol Doors Open Day is a once-a-year chance to look behind closed doors and discover the city’s hidden treasures. You can explore fascinating buildings, join guided tours and enjoy a range of events and activities – all free for the day. Join us for a fantastic celebration of Bristol’s history, architecture and culture. – See more at: http://www.bristoldoorsopenday.org.uk/

All welcome
FREE event

To take a look at The Open Studios brochure click here.

[dis]place at The Vestobules, Bristol

[dis]place Synecdoche Art Residency

Synecdoche presents [dis]place at The Vestibules, City Hall, Bristol
dis: prefix – changing a term to the negative

place: noun – a particular position, point, or area in space; a location
verb – to put something somewhere
displace: verb – to move or put out of the usual or proper place
A group of artists from Synecdoche, a Bristol-based art community, will explore the
ideas that these definitions evoke during their month-long residency at The
Vestibules in September 2017. Displaced from their normal routines to make
art in a public space, they are aiming to work differently, reacting to this new
environment, bringing a range of practices and ideas that will hopefully change and
evolve over time. The visitors may influence what happens, through interaction,
conversation or by their very presence. There will always be something to see, to
inspire and engage. Come with an open mind; every day will be different.
Can the experience of being displaced offer a fresh perspective, unexpected
connections and a new understanding?
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Twitter @SynecdocheArt
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Maura Zukina
Chris Watkins
Clare Thatcher
Miranda Story
Soraya Schofield
Nicola Pearce
Francis Martin
Rosie McLay
Ann Kelson
Alice Jennings
Veronia Gayle
Prerna Chandiramani
Gina Baum

Lou Baker
Margaret Anstee

A Community Shelter, The Vestibules, Bristol

A Community Shelter Exhibition

You are warmly invited to A Community Shelter, a collaborative exhibition at The Vestibules, City Hall. Tuesday 29th of August – Friday 1st of September .

Preview Night.
Thursday 31st of August 5 – 7pm.
Everyone is welcome and it will be a chance for the participants to celebrate their work, meet and chat with some drinks and snacks!

A Community Shelter, is a collaborative print project which connects artists with 5 individual community groups around Bristol. Through printing lino cut images of objects, stories and memories of home participants explored their personal relationships with objects and place. Each community group has created a group tent depicting these stories.

Four artists; Charlotte Biszewski, Alex Goodman, Luke Carter and Dean Ayotte, have been working with 5 different groups; Knowle West Media Centre, Avonmouth Community Centre, The Studio Upstairs, Borderlands and See it from Her. The aim of this project has been to involve a range of participants in the process of considering their own home and opening up a dialogue between groups.

Members of the public and participants are invited to explore inside and out of the tents, exploring the stories shared through the prints. Come see the stories and images, and have a go at printing on a tent.

The Cosmic Mind, The Island, Bristol

The Cosmic Mind

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, wax crayon, paint pens and glue. The work is sanded and scrapped to reveal layers underneath, like an archaeologist revealing layers of history.

His photography is often based around performance. A unicorn, as mythical creature, and terrorist, as contemporary archetype of evil, are recurring characters. Other key themes are nature, specifically trees, and architecture.

I, the poet, you the poet. Exhibition, SPACE, Bristol

I, the Poet. You the Poet.

I, the Poet. You, the Poet. is an exhibition that aims to encourage a new engagement with poetry – bridging between written, visual and physical languages. Responding to each others writing, creating new visual narratives and ultimately initiating an active conversation through multiple art forms.

Poetry, and the process of writing is vital to both artist’s individual practice. Biba uses the act of writing poetry as a form of sketching; a preliminary observation on which every visual artwork she creates is based. She progresses from written language using physical experimentation, whether it is in movement, costume, sound, or painting. Laurie creates fragmented narratives derived from everyday surroundings.

Similar to that of free verse, she works instinctively to what she feels is right and wrong. By illuminating the smallest of moments she creates environments that play and explore the human figure and written words. This exhibition then showcases theprocess between writing, development, and visual arts.

Much like a game of consequences, each artist writes poems for the other to respond to. The viewer is lead around the exhibition with an accompanying zine, featuring selected poems and developmental artwork.

Join the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/691628327702648/

21.08.17 — 26.08.17

Open Daily 11am — 6pm, closed Sunday.

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 OBH

Map: https://goo.gl/maps/eg7ZLp2nAgE2

Follow our work on instagram: laurie_cole_ and bibacole

#ithepoet #theislandbristol #SPACE #spaceoldmarket

Brush and Biro by Dave Bennett, The Vestibules, Bristol

Brush and Biro

Showing a collection of Oil paintings and Biro drawings by Dave Bennett

A collection of artworks created over a number of years, I explore a realm between figuration and abstraction where mindfulness is as important as chance and accident. We use our senses and mind to interpret what we see and to make sense of the world around us we generally do the same when looking at pictures. I enjoy works that explore and play with the connections we make with image and form, the obvious and subtle where one suggestive brushstroke or pen mark could create a surreal world of limitless possibility. Hope you enjoy.

Monday 14th August – Friday 18th August
11am- 6.30pm