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September 2019
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The Island Open Studios 2019

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Island Open Studios

September 13 6-9 pm September 14-15 10-4 pm The Island is opening its big wooden doors this September for the annual open studios! Guided tours of the building will be running throughout the weekend, allowing the public to explore the former police station’s 40 artist studios. Visitors will also have the rare chance to explore the Island’s eclectic spaces including the Gallery Space; Stitch-Up Studios; Circus Training Space; Dance Space and the 19th-century holding cells. There will be free taster…

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The Island Artists Exhibition

September 13, 2019 @ 10:00 am - September 15, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The Island Open Studios

September 13 7-9 PM September 14 & 15 10-4 PM An art exhibition featuring some of The Island's tenants and their work which will be available to buy.

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The Island AGM

September 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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The Island Open Studios

Come along to find out what we’ve been up to this last year and hear about our future plans.

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Stuck Between A Rock And Infinite Space (A Painter’s Journey Circa 2009)

September 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - September 22, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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Yoshin Machine

Preview September 18 6-10 PM September 19-22 12-6 PM A series of oil paintings of an existential nature spanning the past 10 years as a human who enjoys painting.

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American Landscapes: Revisiting the Wilderness

September 23, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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american landscape vernon hewitt

This exhibition is a result of two three month road trips taken by Vernon Hewitt from August to November 2017 and November 2018 to January 2019 around the US to write a travel book and also to paint ‘wilderness’ - a generic obsession with American and British painters from the middle of the 19th century. The trips produced a book called Journey Through The End Of Days: An American Road Trip which featured some of the acrylic paintings in this exhibition -…

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October 2019
Free

Explorers against Extinction presents Sketch for Survival

October 9, 2019 @ 10:00 am - October 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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explorers against extinction presents sketch for survival

Sketching a future for endangered species - a touring exhibition and auction of wildlife artwork in aid of conservation. The Island is pleased to be a part of the Explorers against Extinction autumn UK tour, which kicks off here in our gallery from Wednesday the 9th of October. All exhibiting pieces have been kindly donated by professional and celebrity photographers and artists and will be sold in aid of EAE projects in this year's online auction on Sunday 17th November. 👉 Online catalogue…

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Elements

October 15, 2019 @ 11:00 am - October 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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elements

Tuesday 15th to Sunday 20th of October from  11 am - 6 pm Preview Tuesday, October 15th  6 pm - 9 pm An exhibition of work from Bristol-based artists: Niamh Fahy - visual artist and printmaker Prerna Chandiramani - visual artist and printmaker interested in capturing a moment in time Andy Robinson - visual artist creating abstract, geometric and minimalist art Stephen Collings - visual artist James George - visual artist working with combinations of abstract shapes and layered card…

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Articulating Actualisation

October 31, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - November 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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October 31 - November 21 1-6 PM A retrospective exhibition of multi-sensory and multi-disciplinary work of the last 15 years of research practice. It explores a healing journey to trust from trauma. Sources of inspiration include: Ghanaian Adinkra Neuroscience Endocrinology and Chakra energy healing Aromatherapy Positive Psychology Solution Focused Practice Self-development techniques SMART goals management UK Government 2008 Foresight project & NEF New Economics Foundations 5 Ways to Wellbeing Creating effective affirmations and the Law of Attraction And Community Development…

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December 2019
Free

Bristol Bazaar

December 1, 2019 @ 10:00 am - December 24, 2019 @ 8:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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December 1 - 24 Monday - Saturday 10 - 8 PM; Sunday 11 - 4 PM The Bristol Bazaar twists the traditional idea of markets into something enchanted and extraordinary, not only for where the stalls stand, but for it's taste for the outrageous and individual. 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 the cities infamous creative community.  ​From ceramics to artist prints, glittering jump suits to preserves, all made with passion; objects of beauty, quality and flavour!  

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February 2020

Melpomene – Chris Owen & Sarahsson, Live Durational Performance

February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Gallery Space, Bridewell St
Bristol, BS1 2LE United Kingdom
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After a period of residency, Chris Owen will be creating a durational performance alongside Sarahsson on the 20th February. Almost turning the performer into a living sculpture, Melpomene will reflect on feelings of otherness within queer identity. Both powerful and symbolic, as an audience you will feel the real delicacy of the human body.

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