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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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Ben Trinkle a series of drawings, SPACE, Bristol


15th July – 21st July (inc.) 11am – 6pm daily 

Preview 6 – 9pm Friday 14th July 


A series of improvised narratives sourced from film still details, local observations and obscured features

It’s a mystery narrative’ (anonymous 2017)

All work for sale.

At the centre of Ben Trinkle’s drawings is the depiction of characters along with other visual elements from film still details and other found imagery and forms. Most recently his work has been concerned with creating improvised narratives featuring faceless characters, flora and fauna, the cosmic and everyday.

Ben Trinkle is a Bristol based illustrator who has been developing a distinctive drawing style since 2007. Previously exhibiting work at The Cube Cinema (2013) and Café Kino (2015) within the City of Bristol, as well receiving commissions for local musicians, bands and events promoters such as Qu Junktions and merchandise design for Supernormal Festival (2014). Ben has also created an animated collaboration with musician Tina Hitchens presented by The Saltings at The Bristol Hum (2016) as well as an animated music video for the band Soeza (2017).


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The Dragons We Slay exhibition, The Island, Bristol

The Dragons We Slay

You’re invited to an exhibition curated by Ruby Hinton (http://www.rubyhinton.co.uk/), Showcasing Illustrators and their dragons drawn from memory, no cheating, all imagination. Showing each individual has a different perspective no matter what the idea is, how metaphorical!

In association with Kinship Carers UK, an amazing charity that supports families caring for relatives children, helping both the grandparents/siblings and the children. money raised at the exhibition will go to Kinship Carers UK to help with other amazing events the charity helps with.

30th June – 6th July 2017 11am – 5pm
Private View: 30th JuNE 2017 6 – 10pm


Featured Artists:
Ruby Hinton – http://www.rubyhinton.co.uk/
Robbie Cathro – http://www.robbiecathro.com/
Emma Buckley
Max Kemp – http://www.maxkdesign.co.uk/
Steve McCarthy – http://www.stevem.co.uk/
Lawrence Wilford
Jack Goddard
Iona Jones
Jack Gardner
Aslan King
Ella Charles
Bethan Mure – http://www.bmurecreative.co.uk/
Mr G Johnson – http://cargocollective.com/MrGJohnson
Rosie Tasker
Gordon Wright
Sophie Filomena
Meg Tallis
Lize Meddings
Nathan Johnson
Helen Ellsworth
Karnn Bhullar – http://karnnbhullar.format.com/
Jono Kamester
Jenny Mure – http://www.littlemure.com/
Kay Wilson – http://kay.ink/
Jack Teagle
James Willetts
Jessica Sharville
Russel Taysom – http://cargocollective.com/russelltaysom
Rachel Arfin
Howard Ridgeon, Joe Watson-Price and Ferg Kirkman of Thunderchair –http://www.thunderchair.com/
and more TBC


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