Local Artists

BS9 Arts Trail

BS9 Arts Trail was a resounding success, featuring talented local artists.  Read on to find out more about some of the artists who appeared...  And stay...

Abigail McDougall at Coldharbour Gallery

Currently exhibiting at Coldharbour Gallery, Bristol based artist Abigail McDougall showcases a series of original watercolour paintings. Abigail's work has...

Bristol Through the Lens

Local photographer Carolyn Eaton has been documenting Bristol through a lens since she discovered her love of the city and its varied vistas, via cycling its length and breadth on a regular basis. Carolyn moved from Essex to Bristol in 1984 to...

A Platform for Local Art

There is never a dull moment at Bristol Temple Meads.  A vibrant hub of activity for commuters heading to and from the city to begin their working day,...

Local Artists: Ollie Gillard

Ollie Gillard of Gage Graphics is a passionate designer and illustrator with over 6 years experience working for advertising agencies in Bristol and Bath....

The Dog & the Elephant

At Bristol Old Vic from 3 - 6 February, The Dog & the Elephant, written by Bristol-based playwright and Director Matt Grinter and starring former Bristol Old Vic graduate Jack Johns. Inspired by an unlikely catalyst which sparked the idea...

City Gallery: Arts & Exhibitions

From the M Shed to the Arnolfini, and the Lime Tree Gallery -- Bristol might seem overwhelmingly abundant with its wealth of art galleries on offer, but here...

Local Artists: Lily Violet May

Deserving a medal for her tenacity and ability to remain cheerful, even on the dullest of Bristol days, Lily Violet May has been trading as an independent...

Local Artist: Thomas Page

Thomas Page is an award-winning Bristolian photographer, who has worked with clients across Bristol, including Ujima Radio and Shoutout.  He has also worked on a film titled 'Cal' presented by Christian Martin & Bonne Idée Productions....

Local Artist: Eva Pollard

Stained glass designer Eva Pollard is based in St Werburghs, Bristol - where she creates unique, kiln-formed glass window panels, jewellery and gifts. After...

Local Artist: Suzy Condrad

Referred to as a one-woman band, Bristol's Suzy Condrad is a beatbox artist with a penchant for the loop pedal. Her performances are always a spontaneous...

Local Artist: Moa Smith

Originally from Gothenburg in Sweden, Moa Smith has been crafting bespoke jewellery in silver and gold since 1998 with an eye for the unique detail encompassed within her clean, elegant and individual designs. Moa completed an apprenticeship as...

A Trading Journey by Alejandro Acin

Alejandro Acin's work A Trading Journey is currently exhibiting at the M-Shed gallery.  A contemporary photographic exhibition looking at the relationship...

Local Artist: Amelia Orgill Takes the Mic

Bristol has long been firmly on the musical map – as a city that bands and musicians have made a priority to flock to over the years, bringing their sound to...

Local Artist Showcase: Little Birdy

Hi my name is Little Birdy, which is also the name of my company that I established back in 2011. I wanted to create one-off handmade ceramic pieces that are as unique as the person who buys them and to explore design and illustration. My art...

Local Artist Showcase: Julian Cox

Hello, my name is Julian Cox and my company Julian Cox Artist was established in the late 1980s. I started my company as a need to have something stimulating...

Emily Johnston Glass

Hi, my name is Emily Johnston and my business, Emily Johnston Glass was established back in 2012. I work with cold glass, which is cut to the desired shapes and forms and then fused together carefully in controlled heat. My favourite type of glass...

Local Artist Showcase: Tovi Sorga

Hi, I'm Tovi Sorga, and an independent artist, designer and craftsman of bespoke, printed leather fashion accessories. I established my company in January...

Behind Upfest: My Dog Sighs – Street Artist

Past Times:  Upfest returned to Bristol last July  transforming Bedminster into a blank canvas for some of the world’s most talented graffiti and street artists. Jenny Hayes met up with a few of the guys involved. MY DOG SIGHS, STREET...

Local Artist: Lorna Leigh Harrington

Hi, my name is Lorna Leigh Harrington and I run my company, Lorna Leigh Harrington Illustration. I have always had a strong passion for art and design ever...

Local Artist: Hannah Turner

Hello, I'm Hannah Turner and my business is Hannah Turner Ceramics. I started my company in 1991 after I finished my degree in Ceramics in Bristol. I decided...

Local Artist: Claire Shorrock

Hi I’m Claire Shorrock and I work in a studio in Stokes Croft, Bristol. My company, Claire Shorrock Illustration, was founded in the summer of 2011 after graduating from my BA (Hons) degree in Illustration at UWE in Bristol. I draw with...

Local Artist: Sky Siouki

My Name is Sky Siouki. I graduated from Nottingham Trent University last year with a first class honours in textile design. I moved to Southville, Bristol in...

Bristol At Work: Molly Mishi May

Our series of photographic portraits by Charlotte Stone shows Bristol people at work. Molly Mishi May, designer and maker of divine couture clothing  Mishi May started two years ago when my good friend Becky White (of Ben’s Sister) and I...

Local Artist: Alice Shields

My name is Alice & I work in a studio in Barton Hill, Bristol. I create a range of handmade, functional decorative ceramics including badges, cufflinks...

Local Artist: Ruth Broadway

My name is Ruth and I live in Bedminster with my husband Stu and 2 daughters, Iris and Rosa.It’s just a stone's throw away from where I first lived when I...