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Equinox exhibition at The Island, Bristol

Equinox: a spring time exhibition

Curated by Sophie Filomena x Ruby Lou Hinton

A week of spring time, showcasing artists from Bristol and beyond and workshops hosted by the curators of the exhibit

27th March – 1st April 2018
The Island Gallery Space,
1st Floor, Bridewell Street
Bristol, S1 2LE



– Tuesday 27th March: Ruby Lou Hinton’s draw your feelings workshop
10am – 1pm

– Thursday 29th March: Sophie Filomena’s fimo workshop
10am – 1pm

Friday 30th March – Equinox: private party 6-10pm

Saturday 31st March – Sophie and Ruby Lou’s big drink and draw 6-9pm

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In Someone Else’s Shoes

In Someone Else’s Shoes is an exhibition celebrating the 70 year old friendship between Bristol and Hannover. Through first-hand accounts and oral histories, this touring exhibition will explore the roots of the twinning and tell the stories of some of the enduring friendships that were forged between inhabitants of these two cities, from the earliest gestures of goodwill in 1947 to the exchanges that still take place today.

The exhibition will also showcase a recent creative collaboration between students from Bristol and Hannover secondary schools.

You are cordially invited to the opening reception of

In Someone Else’s Shoes
Tuesday 30th January, 5pm to 6:45pm
Vestibules, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

beginning with an address from Mayor Marvin Rees.

The exhibition runs for a week, 29th Jan to 2nd Feb,
Monday to Friday – 11am to 6:30pm.

For more information contact Ruth.Myers@locallearning.org.uk
Exhibition curator: Sarah Knight Graphic designer: Carmen Garaghon

Local Learning locallearning.org.uk

Absolutely Sewing, Stich up studios, Bristol

Absolutely Sewing: Textile Drawing for Artists Designers

A workshop aimed at Artists and Designers wishing to broaden their
medium of work to incorporate textile techniques as an exciting new element in representing their ideas. Using your own artwork and design ideas as a starting point you will develop a range of textile samples incorporating drawing using stitch, applique and machine embroidery. You will then explore ways in which you might incorporate them into the development of your future work.

An exciting programme of Workshops and short courses in garment construction, pattern cutting and stitched textiles. Suitable for various levels with classes ranging from Absolute Beginners. Sewing through to Absolutely Festivals and Stitched Textiles for Artists &

Held every Saturday in the Stitch-up Studios at the Island Nelson Street.

Small class sizes – maximum of 5 students.

View the full class timetable…

Course Details, sewing stitch up studios, Bristol

You can read about the tutor Lisa Bailey

About, Lisa Bailey, Stitch up studios, Bristol

To find out more or book a place please email lisamariabailey@icloud.com
Places are limited so need to be booked and confirmed in advance.

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Cost 4 weeks £100

Gender and Sexuality Exhibition at The Island Gallery Bristol

Gender and Sexuality Exhibition

An exhibition exploring the concept of fluidity and freedom within gender and sexuality. Be sure to see some thought-provoking works within sculptures, paintings, video art etc.


Original pieces by amazing artists (who will be announced soon).
Curated by Fleur Adderley.

Trash to Treasure, The Island, Bristol

Trash to Treasure

Sunday 24th September, 11.00am – 7.00pm

Entry is FREE but there is a charge for workshops: £2 for drop-in Make-and-takes, full-length workshops will be as priced on Eventbrite (see Facebook page for updates).

A day of drop-in activities and upcycling workshops with local artists, getting creative with second-hand materials.  Proceeds in aid of Emmaus Bristol, working to end homelessness.

Trash to Treasure – get creative with second-hand materials

Follow Emmaus on Twitter: @EmmausBristol

A special Thank you to the Island for the In kind support of the Gallery Space for our Trash to Treasure fundraiser.

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.