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Every Doll Has Its Day at SPACE, Bristol

Every Doll Has Its Day

Every Doll has its Day is an exhibition documenting what happens when grown-ups play with dolls. Using sculpture, photography, print and moving image to create a visual narrative, it showcases how two artists respond to each other when playfulness and seriousness are not separate. It explores the idea that dolls are more than a toy and playing is much more than the domain of children. Everyone knows what a doll is, however, when we talk about dolls in the
western world we are often referring to them as a toy and playing is the domain of children. In other parts of the world they are viewed with much more significance, they are important sacred objects and there is a crossing over and blending between a toy and the sacred object. Dolls can blur the boundary between play and ritual, cause the inanimate to become animate and stimulate the imaginary and spiritual world. By creating changes through play it can be possible
to create changes which become tangible in the real world.
 
Made in the city but brought to life in natural places, the dolls articulate both the tension between these locations, each with their own distinct culture and aesthetic, and how we can feel deeply connected to multiple locations. The concept of play and the real world leaking into each other is explored through a series of photographs which also function as guide to the self: a
manifesto that reclaims Puritan names, such as Hope, Faith, and Unity as a form of self-enquiry.
 
It explores how we construct meaning in our lives and navigate between the material and the immaterial, the visible and the invisible. Humans have created dolls in every culture throughout our history, showing that they are a way of expressing a culture’s beliefs and values. Every Doll has its Day hopes to contribute to these
ideas, exploring the dolls multiple and complex significance as symbols, often intertwined with spirituality, ritual, communal and personal identities.
 
We’d love to see you at the OPENING NIGHT on Friday 5th of October from 6pm- 10pm.
Open 12-6pm, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
 
Follow Carmen Garaghon Artist work on Instagram : #carmengaraghon
#thedigitaldropout
 
 
Instagram: @carmengaraghon
Equinox Exhibition at The Island, Bristol

Equinox: An Autumnal Exhibition

EQUINOX IS BACK
Curated by Sophie Filomena x Ruby Lou Hinton

Showcasing a wide range of multi disciplinary artists from Bristol as well as across the globe.

workshops and events include:

Day Workshops:

Tuesday 2nd October 12-3pm:
Necklace Making with Sophie Filomena
(Limited spaces, Adv tickets available online)

Thursday 4th October 12-3pm:
Banner making with Ruby Lou Hinton
(Limited Spaces. Adv Tickets Available online)

Evening event:

Friday 5th October 6-10pm
Equinox social
refreshments available at event,
donation is welcome to support funding the evening

https://www.facebook.com/events/321173995128673/

Brush Lettering workshop at SPACE, Bristol

Introduction to Brush Lettering Bristol

Spend a fun afternoon with us at SPACE Bristol learning the basics of brush lettering. You will learn how to create beautiful lettering using a brush pen, and a small paintbrush. All materials (yours to keep!) will be provided. Just bring your lovely selves! This class is suitable for complete beginners. Come with an open mind and be ready to have fun!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions. Pre-booking by purchasing a ticket here is necessary to attend. Please bring your email confirmation with you to class as a physical ticket will not be posted. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given. Ollie’s Studio cannot take responsibility for any loss of money (including travel costs) as a result of the cancellation of a class. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-brush-lettering-bristol-tickets-47419203113?aff=efbeventtix

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/641921719500087/

Modern Calligraphy workshop at SPACE, Bristol

Introduction to Modern Calligraphy- Bristol

Spend an afternoon with us at SPACE Bristol learning the basics of modern calligraphy. Whether you’re planning to address invitation envelopes, add something extra to your thank you cards, or just looking to learn a new hobby or skill, this beginner calligraphy class is for you! Pretty handwriting is not required in order to be good at calligraphy (trust me, my handwriting is atrocious). All you need to know is how to hold a pen. You will learn how to use a traditional dip pen and nib, mark making, letterforms, word formation and simple flourishing. All calligraphy materials (yours to keep!). Just bring your lovely selves! The class is intended for complete beginners so if you’ve never tried it before, you’re in good hands!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions. Pre-booking by purchasing a ticket here is necessary to attend. Please bring your email confirmation with you to class as a physical ticket will not be posted. In the unlikely event that the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be given. Ollie’s Studio cannot take responsibility for any loss of money (including travel costs) as a result of the cancellation of a class. By purchasing this ticket, you agree to these terms and conditions.

Book now: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-modern-calligraphy-bristol-tickets-47419390674?aff=efbeventtixhttps://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/introduction-to-modern-calligraphy-bristol-tickets-47419390674?aff=efbeventtix 

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/258075644943905/

The Bristol Nomad Photography exhibition at SPACE, Bristol

Bristol and Beyond

An evening of friendly faces, free wine, beautiful music and most importantly fantastic art.
Join myself (The Bristol Nomad), Chris Hill, Sam Miles & Sam Binding on a journey around your city and beyond.

7pm – 8pm Drinks ?
8pm – 9pm Live Music, drinks ?
9pm – 10pm charity auction for Cots for Tots and a few other surprises

Findings exhibition at SPACE, Bristol

Findings: Art Group Show

This exhibition profiles the work of the Artspace Lifespace SPACE
Art group. The Art Group began in January 2018 and runs as a weekly class.

Findings brings together the work by participants to celebrate the skills, sharing, and community that the sessions have facilitated over the year. Sessions have been led Alex Goodman artist and art tutor whose work aims to empower communities and individuals through learning and creativity.

Together the group explore printmaking, painting, drawing, willow weaving, craft skills, and many other techniques. Also the group have taken trips to local art galleries, Ashton Court Mansion for a BBQ and Westonbirt Arboretum.

Come along and view the work and find out more about the Over 50s Art Classes! Classes will continue on Wednesdays 10:30-12:30 and are funded by Awards for All, Bristol Ageing Better, and supported by Artspace Lifespace, SPACE.

EXHIBITION OPEN
Wednesday 29th August 2-4PM
Thursday 30th August 12-4PM
Friday 31st August 12-4PM

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

#findings #artgroupshow #celebrations

Journey’s to Brazen Space

Journeys to Brazen Space  An exhibition by Bokcaerin. 

Free entry, free journeys.

Jezrom Bokcaerin, born in a wagon in a hamlet in England, currently resides in Bristol, UK. Where he works as a scientist and spends nights creating art. He doesn’t remember an age he didn’t draw.

Open:

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 4 pm – 10 pm

Saturday and Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Misrepresentation of being Trans, at The Island, Bristol

Misrepresentation of Being Trans: Conversations and Preview

‘Misrepresentation of being trans’: Conversations with the artists and private showing of work.

Social Muscle Club: Queer Bristol and See It From Her + invite you to an insight and private view of work being made for upcoming show ‘Misrepresentation of being trans’ and conversation with the artists.

‘Misrepresentation of being trans’ is a body of image-based work that will be shown on the Big Screen at Pride Festival and in exhibition around Bristol in July. This is an opportunity to see the work before it is complete and offer feedback, ask questions and have conversations about the subject of misrepresentation of identities.

This will be an informal space where discussion is welcomed.

We invite you to bring food or snacks to share.
(Bringing drinks is optional.)

Free event
RSVP

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The Gallery Space
The Island, 1st Floor
Bridewell Street
Bristol BS1 2LE

www.theislandbristol.com

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SIFH+ focuses on giving a platform to women and those who feel oppressed because of their gender identity to have a voice through photography and image.

www.seeitfromher.com

Social Muscle Club: Queer Bristol is a project by Bristol-Berlin Queer Arts Exchange with Pride Without Borders. The project consists of five small-scale clubs and a larger public club (March 2018). By bringing together LGBTQIA+ organisations, queer-identifying artists, and LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers in a safe and stimulating environment, we hope to build stronger, happier, more supportive communities. Social Muscle Club: Queer Bristol is National Lottery Funded, Big Lottery Fund.

www.queer-arts-exhange.org
www.socialmuscleclub.com

 

Bang Gang Exhibition at SPACE, Bristol

Bang Gang

BANG GANG

@ SPACE (6 West Street, Bristol, BS2 0BH)
Ground level access, pram and wheelchair friendly with accessible toilet.

OPENING NIGHT Thursday 12th July / 7pm-10pm
Friday & Saturday /10am-5pm

FREE ENTRY, EVERYONE WELCOME!

An exclusive group show curated by Kid Crayon, featuring artworks from some of the best emerging artists in the Bristol art scene. “Bang Gang” will showcase a fresh body of canvas work , works on paper and limited edition prints. An exhibition not be missed by street art enthusiasts, illustration addicts, zine junkies and those that have nothing better to do on a Thursday night.

ASPIRE | DAVID BLATCH | KLEINER SHAMES | IAN MOORE | KID CRAYON | SP:ZERO | PAUL MONSTERS | SUBTLE | JENNY TAYLIA

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1623097057788848/

Life drawing class at The Island, Bristol

Life drawing with a twist

Come Funk up your portfolio!

Join us on Saturday 30th June @ The Island for an afternoon of life drawing. We have an array of bizarre props, masks and furniture left over from a performance piece we put on the day before. So let’s make the most of them!

Not your regular life drawing class!

2 models

Snacks and drinks provided.

Black and white paper up to A2 size provided!

Basic materials provided but B.Y.O if you really wanna jazz it up!

3pm – 4.30pm
£6
Text names to 07740945604 to reserve places.
There will be more available on the door.

Gallery Space, The Island
1st Floor
Bridewell Street
Bristol
BS1 2LE