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October 2018

The Weird and Wonderful Montage

October 11, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm

View the surreal and provocative montage work of Island tenant Jennie Cave! The Weird and Wonderful Montage - An Exhibition by Jennie Cave Exhibition will be running in the Gallery from 11th-14th October from 12-6pm The Weird and Wonderful Jennie's Montage Exhibition Launch Preview on Saturday 13th, 7 - 10.30pm Please use the Bridewell Street entrance for the Gallery space.

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Collage Club Exhibition

October 16, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - October 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The Collage Club in the gallery space at The Island

A homage to montage, A pastiche of cutters and stickers, An assemblage of collage creators A collection of work in 3D collage, digital, video as well as the traditional cut and stick. Brought to you by the collage club featuring: Mog Cratchit Clunge Kartel Giffard Dick Montage Bigwood Faysplant Rosa Truelove Georgia Quality Kent OPEN Tuesday the 16th to Saturday the 20th October from 12 pm - 7 pm Disco lambrini soiree: Friday 19th October from 7 pm - 10…

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Nous, Psyche, Soma: Me, my Dad and Joe. Three generations at the Island

October 23, 2018 @ 10:00 am - October 27, 2018 @ 10:00 am
Nous, Psyche, Soma Me, my Dad and Joe in the gallery space at The Island

Welcome to a mixed media exhibition with paintings, photographs and textiles and classes running in the evenings. Paintings from Joe Pendle Textiles from Ruth Gavenlock Photography from Joe Gavenlock The exhibition will be running everyday from 10am-5pm with workshops also running alongside (see below for details) Workshops Wednesday 24th October 3pm - 5pm Jim Patterson demonstration Renowned handmade watercolour paper maker Jim Patterson of Two Rivers Paper will be demonstrating how beautiful rag papers for artists and designers are made…

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November 2018

Desmond’s inspired Pop up Barbershop and film festival

November 2, 2018 - November 4, 2018
Desmond’s inspired Barbershop at SPACE in Bristol

“There’s an old African saying…” Events company We Are Parable are faithfully reimagining the iconic barbershop depicted in iconic 90’s sitcom Desmond’s throughout Black History Month and beyond, as part of the BFI “Comedy Genius” season. Film screenings, pop up barbershop and party Barbershop (2002) Saturday the 3rd of November.  2 pm - 4 pm Facebook page:  Barbershop part of BFI  Comedy Genius season - Free Screening For two days only we will be giving away free and discounted haircuts in our pop up fully…

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Clothes Swap in Stitch Up sewing studio

November 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Stitch up studios clothes swap at the Island

Join us for clothes swap from  12 pm - 4 pm in Stitch-Up Studios . Live action sewing and the opportunity to speak to studio members about the joining the collective. Stitch up studios, The Island, 1st floor, Bridewell entrance.    

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November 20, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - November 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
Osmosis exhibition in the Gallery space at The Island

Osmosis is an exhibition showcasing the work of students and tutors from the Open College of the Arts, South West region. A variety of disciplines are represented including creative writing and Fine Art: drawing and painting, illustration, printmaking, photography and textiles. Exhibition opening: 20th - 25th November 2018 from 12 pm - 6 pm Preview night: 19th November, 6 - 8 pm Doug Burton, Programme Leader for Drawing and Creative Arts will be opening the exhibition The OCA is the online and…

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November 23, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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This exhibition of photographs imagined somewhere betwixt sleeping and waking has been curated by Phoebe Flint and Karen Pathell. Open daily, including Sunday, it will be running at SPACE between noon and 7pm. Prints are available for purchase. This event is child-friendly and FREE.

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December 2018

Make you own Christmas Wreaths

December 2, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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Create your own Christmas decorations using a range of natural materials for your home or as a gift for someone else this holiday season! Working with LilyBloom, an independent, Bristol-based, flower grower, forager and arranger who runs a variety of workshops across 'pop-up' venues, in Bristol, as well as catering for private and corporate events. All flowers and materials are provided: this enables every participant to create a unique design, using seasonal texture, colours and scents.  This fresh arrangement will be yours…

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Plastik Paradiso

December 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - December 7, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
SPACE, 6 West street
Old Market Bristol, BS2 0BH United Kingdom
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An exhibition of new work created from Sea Plastic found on beaches at Tribal gathering Panama 2018. Beginning of a campaign project to raise funds and awareness of plastic pollution. Free Entry.                        

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Bristol Family Jonkanoo Costume Festival

December 27, 2018 @ 2:00 pm
Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton
Bristol, BS41 9JH
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Join Black* Artists On The Move and the Lord Mayor of Bristol Cleo Lake for the inaugural Family Jonkanoo Costume Festival! The roots of Jonkanoo go deep into West African masquerade tradition and fuze with European elements. Used in the Caribbean as a way to make fun of colonial masters and exercise cultural forms, Jonkanoo includes set characters such as Pitchy Patchy and Jack In The Green and occurs between boxing day and New Years Day. Create your own costume…

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