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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
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Equinox Exhibition at The Island, Bristol

Equinox: An Autumnal Exhibition

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


Alone wiith empire at The Vestibules, City Hall


Multimedia Installation

1st – 17th of October 2018
Vestibules Art Space (Deanery Road side)
Bristol City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR
Opening times: 11am to 6pm (Excluding Weekends)
Duration: 15 minutes FREE ENTRY

IC Visual Lab warmly invites you to our upcoming installation Alone with Empire taking place at The Vestibules Art space (Deanery Road side), Bristol City Hall.

Running from the 1st – 17th of October, this installation provides a critical space to be alone with films from the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection, aiming to challenge the ways in which colonial film footage can be presented and experienced.

Embracing ‘chaos’ as a creative method to question how we understand historical narratives, the installation uses a digital interface to generate randomised film pieces presenting each visitor with their own unique sequence of colonial film footage. The resulting visual experiences will be catalogued by visitors using emotional keywording, and all the films generated will become part of a counter-archive, which will be hosted on a dedicated project website.

We are extremely thankful to Bristol Archives and the Arts Council of England for their ongoing support of this project, and are excited to announce that the Heritage Lottery Fund will also be supporting Alone with Empire through its Sharing Heritage scheme.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential!


This event is fully accessible

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.

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.


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

Saturday and Sunday 12 pm – 6 pm

Visualising Love at SPACE, Bristol

Visualising Love

Family migration, separation and communication.

This exhibition shares the outcomes of a research project by Emma Agusita exploring the impacts of ‘hostile’ UK family immigration policies and rules on relationships between British and non-EU partners and families.

The project considers the nature and affects of cross-border separation for partners and families, including ways in which people engage in transnational communication in order to maintain emotional connections when apart.

The small-scale study reflects on how the stories and experiences of affected partners and families as well as accounts from family immigration caseworkers and advocates can be represented and visualised in creative ways. The exhibition features illustration work and co-produced mixed-media artefacts which are inspired and informed by interviews and dialogues with the research participants. These forms aim to unsettle and disrupt institutional framing and positioning of migrants and their loved ones. Participants’ contributions have been anonymised.

The project aims to make visible the challenging realities of people’s struggles to be together.

The research project has been funded by a Vice-Chancellor’s Early Career Researcher Development Award at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and is supported by UWE Bristol’s Digital Cultures Research Centre.

The project features artwork by Radley Cook.

Preview Mon 30th July 2018, 6-8pm
Tues 31st July – 3rd August, 11-5pm

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

For further information contact emma3.agusita@uwe.ac.uk

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Making Pals Exhibition at The Vestibules, Bristol

Making Pals Exhibition

Please join us to celebrate the skills, stories and wisdom of older generations. These four exhibitions held across Bristol, Bath, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset explore the ways in which older people enrich our communities each and everyday. Help Making Pals champion their voice and talent by joining us at one of the events below:

• Park Street Vestibule, City Hall, Bristol, BS1 5TR – 30th July to 3rd August

(Alive Activities is the UK’s leading charity enriching the lives of older people in care and training their carers.)

Making Pals is a three-year community engagement project funded by the Henry Smith Charity and coordinated by Alive Activities that aims to connect residents living in care homes with their local community.

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/800584893468267/

Art at The Vestibules, Bristol


8 Bristol based artists come together across a range of practices. From abstract, illustration and portraiture to print makers and graphic design who are all linked by a passion for ART.

The exhibition kicks off with the Private View on Saturday 21st July from 3pm – 7pm then will be open all week 10am – 7pm running Monday 23rd until Friday 27th July.

The show is fundamentally about celebrating local artists and showing the diversity of art in Bristol, with an eclectic range of original paintings, prints, and stalls selling wares there will be something for all tastes.

Emily Krainc Art – An abstract expressionist painter inspired by thoughts, emotions, memory and dreams.

Winged Fox designs – Inspired by nature, movement and storytelling. Inky lines meet colour, inviting the onlooker into a world of its own.

Lee Byway (BywayDesign) – Graphic designer inspired by music, film and TV…basically anything pop culture.

Pencil Girl – Travelling drawer and painter, she creates illustrations, murals and design. Mixing reality with a world of nonsense enables everyone to laugh at life’s realities.

Maja Beattie Art – Aims to capture the fragility, humour and spontaneity of human interaction in her vivid oil paintings and illustrations.

Astrid Foreman Fine Artist – Focuses on capturing human expression and exploring the essence of personality within her realistic large scale portraits.

Sophie Rae – Creates vibrant, layered monoprints with stencils. Inspired by patterns in nature and beautiful places she’s been.

Katharina Nyilas Illustration – Passionate about creating detailed illustrations. Much of her imagery is inspired by nature, wildlife and environmental issues.

Artists invigilating the space all week so you’re welcome to come and have a chat with us!

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PRIVATE VIEW: Saturday 21st 3-7pm

OPEN: Monday 23rd-Friday 27th 10am – 7pm

Bang Gang Exhibition at SPACE, Bristol

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


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.


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