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Where The Wall

Where The Wall Graffiti Workshop

January 28 @ 2:00 pm - June 24 @ 2:00 pm

It’s no secret that our city is a hub for street artists, with huge murals and eye-catching designs at every corner. But for those inspired to create their own art, award-winning company Where The Wall are hosting graffiti workshops at The Island in central Bristol, allowing participants to put their skills to the test. The ‘spray sessions’ take place on the last Saturday of every month, from 28 January, and see budding artists taking aim with water-based spray paints and…

Art Exhibitions Bristol April 2017

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones at M Shed

April 8 @ 10:00 am - September 3 @ 5:00 pm

Skeletons: Our Buried Bones, M Shed, 8 April – 3 September See 12 human skeletons from Bristol and London, each with a unique story to tell – from a young man buried without ceremony in Tormarton 3,500 years ago during the Bronze Age, to a Romano-British couple found in a single stone coffin at Mangotsfield, and a child from a Victorian convent burial ground at St Catherine’s Court – who had undergone a post-mortem craniotomy. Children can reveal some of…

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern

April 10 @ 8:00 am - October 29 @ 5:00 pm

Joyce Petschek: Breaking the Pattern, 18 March – 29 October, The American Museum in Britain Fans of Joyce Petschek might fancy a jaunt to Bath to see her exquisite textile art curated in a major solo exhibition for the first time in Britain. For much of her life Joyce has been passionate about Bargello, a traditional needlework technique consisting of upright flat stitches in varying lengths. The name originates from a series of 17th-century chairs found in the Bargello Palace…

Art Exhibitions in Bristol April 2017

Basim Magdy Exhibition

April 14 @ 11:00 am - June 18 @ 6:00 pm

Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned For A Century Of New Beginnings Arnolfini 14 April – 18 June The first UK solo exhibition of this Egyptian artist focuses on his film work – layering past, present and future, and revealing social blueprints and ideologies that unfold across time. Situated somewhere between fact and fiction; rooted in dreams, scientific theory and failed utopian ambitions; full of humour and quiet melancholy, his works on paper and in film, photography and slide projection…

Coldharbour Gallery Spring Exhibition

Coldharbour Gallery Spring Exhibition

April 24 @ 9:00 am - May 31 @ 5:30 pm

Spring Exhibition, Coldharbour Framery & Gallery, until 31 May Coldharbour Gallery is celebrating the arrival of spring with bold, bright colours and garden themes – Abigail McDougall returns with her latest Kew Gardens paintings in her trademark vibrant shades, while Rupert Blamire adds new zingy glazes to his ever-popular range of ceramics. The team is also delighted to welcome Bristol-born sculptor Christine Baxter to the gallery, with a selection of her bronze resin and cast stone pieces for home or…

Art Exhibitions Bristol April 2017

Lines in a Landscape: Drawings from the Royal Collection

April 24 @ 10:00 am - June 4 @ 6:00 pm

Lines in a Landscape: Drawings from the Royal Collection, RWA, 1 April – 4 June A major new exhibition of landscape drawings selected from the Royal Collection and generously lent by Her Majesty The Queen, featuring works by some of the masters of Western European drawing, and including rarely seen works by Van Dyck, Canaletto, Gainsborough and Claude Lorrain – widely considered to be the greatest landscape artist of the 17th century – alongside fascinating examples by lesser-known names. Celebrating…

Fresh Art Fair

Fresh Art Fair

May 12 - May 14

Just under an hour up the motorway, Bristolian art lovers will discover The Fresh Art Fair, a brand new national show at Cheltenham Racecourse, with a mission to make quality art more accessible to the regions. Featuring over 5,000 artworks, 400 artists and representation from 45 galleries, The Fresh Art Fair was launched by former chairman of Saatchi and Saatchi subsidiaries Anthony Wardle and his daughter Eleanor. Some of the established and emerging artists with works on show include notable pop-artists and co-designers…

Stained Glass Guided Tour

‘The Work of Angels’ Stained Glass Tour

May 16 @ 2:15 pm - 3:35 pm

16 May, 2.15pm – 3.35pm ‘The Work of Angels’ Stained Glass Guided Tour, Wells Cathedral This tour highlights the role of angels shown through the centuries. Images include barefoot seraphim on wheels, trumpeting resurrection angels, an archangel slaying a dragon and the Annunciation. Tickets cost £10; wellscathedral.org.uk

colleen brewer exhibition

Colleen Brewer ‘Collfacekilla’ Exhibition

May 26 @ 10:30 am - June 7 @ 5:30 pm

Lovers of animals, monsters and unicorns are being invited to a special art exhibition being held in the city by local artist Colleen Brewer Local artist Colleen Brewer is holding her first exhibition in Bristol at the Blaze art studio and shop on Colston Street from 25 May to 7 June. With a focus on nature, animals and mythical creatures, Colleen, who works under the name Collfacekilla, has been shortlisted for several prestigious national awards including the Jerwood Drawing Prize. Guests…

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