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Jacob Wells Baths Centre, Hotwells, Bristol

Jacobs Wells Baths – six more months of dance, theatre and performance

Artspace Lifespace remain at the Baths while the plans for the building are determined. 
Following a cabinet decision to pass the Baths on to Fusion Lifestyle, it was expected that the lease at Jacobs Wells Baths would be completed by March 2018, subject to the council receiving an acceptable and sustainable full business plan, with essential repairs to be undertaken within six months. While Fusion finalise their ambitious plans to restore the building, the Council has asked Artspace Lifespace to manage the building until October 2018. A fund from Quartet enabled Artspace Lifespace to keep the Baths running throughout winter and we can now look forward to a final summer of performance at the former dance centre.
Making their UK debut at Jacobs Wells Baths as part of Mayfest, Contact Gonzo bring their unique, playful, jaw-dropping physical style to Bristol on the 12th and 13th May. The Baths is also hosting Emily-Souter Johnson develop her show Polyester as she gets ready for her autumn tour. Jacobs Wells Baths is now open for bookings until October 2018.
Contact us for bookings/viewings: jacobswellsbaths@artspacelifespace.com
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M2 AIR SHARE at The Vestibules, Bristol


M2 AIR SHARE is a celebratory exhibition and symposium. Held at Vestibules event space inside City Hall, College Green, Bristol over October Half Term; the event will showcase the work of several young artists (aged between 7 and 15 years) who have all been part of social making artists Ali Brown & Megan Clark-Bagnall’s M2 AIR (Artist in Residence) programme designed for children, inside BV Studios, their shared working space.

For the last year Ali & Megan have been opening their studio door to applications from young people to join their residency programme. Each young person has been given two or three titles to chose from (titles of Bristol art exhibitions on at the time of their residency). This title is the young artists starting point. Ali & Megan act as supportive Su-Artists and together the trio strive to realise the creative vision of the young artist over two days on a ten pound material budget. All the outcomes have been surprising, exciting and interactive.

At this event you will see…

Shimmering In The Sand
By Ciara Mulkleen (Aged 8 during Residency)
Starting Point: Sunshine.

Wherever My Fingertips Take Me
By Edie Church (Aged 10 during Residency)
Starting Point: Wherever My Fingertips Take Me

The Japanese Mythical Pizza Hallelujah Welsh Cake Safari Train Railway
By Jimmy Church (Aged 12 during Residency)
Starting Point: Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016.

Frida Torso
By Inca R. (Aged 15 during Residency)
Starting Point: Skeletons: Our Burried Bones

Beyond The Sketchbook
By Erin Davis (Aged 9 during Residency)
Starting Point: Beyond The Sketchbook

Monty’s Street
By Rosa Low (Aged 8 during Residency)
Inspired By: Alternative Visions

Over the week we will also be hosting:

– A discussion with the artists and tours of the exhibition.
– Lunch Club – Inviting office workers and families to bring their packed lunches whilst listening to one of our artists speak about their practice.
– The Knowledge Tombola – Inviting an exchange of knowledge between artists and visitors.
– The Intergenerational Making Station – A mini residency station; with guidance from our artists, visitors will be paired with someone from a different generation to make a quick fire art project in ten minutes.

*Timings for the above to be released soon!

Join the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/125516264763310/

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.