The sun is shining, the tunes are pumping and the paint is flowing.
Join us for a fun and free day out at The College Project, Timsbury Walk, Bedminster Bristol, BS3 5JJ.
The new College Boutique is having a Launch Party on Friday the 13th from 4.30pm-8pm and you are invited to join them.
There will be children’s activities in the afternoon 4.30pm-6pm and drinks from 6pm onwards.
The College Boutique showcases the talents of The College Project residents and friends. From custom handmade clothing, stone sculpture, jewellery, paintings, original prints, hand knitted goods, metalwork plus much much more…
The boutique is open Thursday to Fridays 11:30am to 5:30pm and Saturday 12:00pm to 4:30pm at The College Project, Marksbury Road, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 5JJ.
Follow the boutique on Twitter #CollegeBoutique and like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/TheCollegeBoutique
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It was a hugely busy and succesful night attracting artists and the local community who took great pleasure in the vast array of art work and creativeness that was on offer, enjoyed walking the art and sculpture trail and then relaxed to the sounds of Yaffle and Insomniac Jack.
This work can continue to be seen throughout the 16 days of the Biennial, but in order to take in the whole event it is best to save your visit for a Thursday, Friday or Saturday as this is when Art-el Gallery and Kathy Hindes, 1000 birds sound and visual installation are also available to view.
Here is a little run thorugh & visual sample of what you can expect to see.
Explore the College site via the art and sculpture trial, there are maps and information available in the main exhibition space.
In the main exhibition space there is a group exhibition of work from from the amazing and talented residents of the college, including sculpture by Pete Mountain, Matthew Billington and Lillith C Green life drawing by Colin Stevens (who also runs classes at the college), photography by Joe Clarke & Ashley Clarke and Stefanie Dring and painting by Kerry Day.
In addition there is a solo photography exhibition by Matt Smith (Mattko), 30 photographs both digital and exposed print each telling it’s own story called ….
Open Thursday & Friday 11:30 to 17:30 and Saturday 12:00 to 16:30 is a sound and visual installation by Kathy Hinde and Matthew Fairclough. Many of the 1000 paper cranes used in this exhibit have been made by the local community.
Also available to view on the same days and during the same hours is the Erms solo show ‘Everything Begins With An E’ in the Art-el Gallery.
The shows own blog and further pictures coming here soon.
So come down and check this out for yourself soon, it an amazing place and there is much going on.
And finally a huge thanks to all those who made this event possible, you all know who you are. BIG LOVE X
EVERYTHING BEGINS WITH AN E
Art-el Gallery is delighted to announce‘Everything Begins With An E’, a new body of work from the Graffiti writer and illustrator Erms. UK born but now based in Paris, he continues to be active in the Parisian graffiti scene.
Taking diverse influence from classical New York and European graffiti, renaissance art through to pop art, traditional graphic design and illustration, the 80s Hip Hop movement and beyond. Erms takes us on a unique aesthetic exploration of the alphabet, of complex patterns, grids and graphic style.
The title for the show is inspired by the famous rave track of the same name. It also plays with the first letter of the artists moniker as well as having intrinsic links to the rave scene.
The theme highlights the dangers of both of these pursuits that become all consuming, and when taken to the extreme, the darker elements begin to appear…
BRISTOL BIENNIAL @ THE COLLEGE PROJECT
Happening alongside this, in conjunction with The College Project will be the opening off the Bristol Biennial with an explosive multi-media event showcasing an array of visual art by the college creative’s, including an art and sculpture trial, live music and refreshments throughout the evening. You will be blown away by the transformation of the old City of Bristol College, now a thriving artistic community in the midst of beautiful gardens.
See below for what we have in store for you.
The theme for this year’s Bristol Biennial is Storytelling, inviting participants to interpret the theme through visual arts, film and theatre. Storytelling exists in all facets of life: we tell stories and anecdotes to engage others and break down isolating barriers between individuals or groups. Storytelling can enrich our lives, it can be cathartic, it can impart wisdom or illustrate values and customs.
Photographer Matthew Smith (Mattko) has been invited to showcase his vast body of work.Mattko has spent the last 20 years documenting social movements in the UK.
Read an interview with Mattko and a review of his last exhibition in Crack Magazine.
Alongside the exhibitions, there will be an outdoor art and sculpture trail from the College Project artist studio and workshop residents.
Keep an eye out for the Immersive video, sound & sculptural installation By workshop resident Kathy Hinde & Matthew Fairclough called ‘A Thousand Birds’. This work has been partly created by the wider community, who have been creating origami cranes for it. You can still participate if you follow the instructions on this video.
The installation will be open for viewing at the at the same time as the gallery. Other work will be available to view throughout the duration of the Bristol Biennial, 1st to 16th June.
There will also be live performance on the evening of the 1st from musicians Yaffle (Benita Johnson & Helen Gregory) and Insomniac Jack and a circus performance in ‘The House of Curious Engagements’.
See the Bristol Biennial website for all the related events throughout Bristol.
Hey folks there are only 2 days left to come and view Mark Lyken’s ‘Pattern Interrupt’ solo show at The Art-el Gallery. Beautiful original canvases adorn the walls and hang from the ceiling, coloured cords split the room and head off on a journey outside and the installation is hex – ellant!
But don’t take our word for it, drop by and see for yourself. Open Thursday and Friday 11.30am to 5.30pm.
Here’s a little teaser, don’t miss your last chance.
We at Art-el have a really good week.
The coming together and opening night of the Pattern Interrupt show has been an absolute blast and has resulted in a what we think is an amazing show, so our thanks and congratulations to Mark Lyken for setting the standards so high with what is Art-el’s first solo show. Feed back has been great and we are over the moon, thanks to everybody who came to see the show this weekend especially the Glasgow crew and Recoat Gallery’s Ali and Amy, who it’s been really good to spend some time with.
All have departed Bristol now and we do genuinely feel a little heavy hearted.
The show is of course on until the 25th May (Thursday & Friday 11.30am to 5.30pm & Saturday 12.00pm to 4.30pm), so if you didn’t make it down this weekend then please do stop by as it really is worth taking in.
The work from the show is now also available to buy on-line here - http://www.art-el.co.uk/collections/mark-lyken
Here of a few shots of the show at it’s various stages.
There will be plenty more photos to come as Joe Clarke, a photographer who has a studio at The College Project has documentated the whole process with still photography and film, he’s off editing those as we speak and we can’t wait to see and share them, thanks again Joe. http://www.joe-clarke.com
Last Saturday we were on our way down to the gallery when friend and artist, Onga called to say he had some friends down from Nottingham and were there any spots to paint at the College.
Within the hour Onga, Boaster & Kid30 were at the college and doing their thing which we like very much, plus lovely, lovely people and a great day.
For more pictures of this piece coming together and other work from the college visit our flickr set http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629451406869/
Straight off of the back of a very successful show at The Recoat Gallery in Glasgow, Art-el welcomes Mark Lyken to Bristol with his new show and collection of work ‘PATTERN INTERRUPT’.
It’s gonna a be a good’un so get the date in your diaries now.
So last weekend we spent all of Saturday taking down the gallery and re-hanging it with lots of new goodness for people to feast their eyes upon, including some outstanding new work by american artist RIPO, these will soon be up on the web-site too.
Here’s a little taster, but drop by and see us we’re open Thursday and Friday 11.30am to 5.30pm and Saturday 12.00pm to 4.30pm and we’ve got the coffee pot on.
This will be the last re-shuffle now until our exciting exhibition schedule takes of in May.
First up Scottish artist, Lyken who has just finished making waves with a massively successful solo show in Glasgow, we’ve seen the pictures and if they’re anything to go by then you’ll want to be catching this show – opening night 4th May.
Next up is English writer Erms / Ermone who will be joing us from Paris (his current place of residence). He has some pretty exciting ideas for the space so you’re not going to wanting to miss this one either.
The opening night for this show is the 1st June which co-incides with the start of the Bristol Biennial, so this won’t be any normal gallery opening as there will also be live music and entertainment, to include Kev the poet and the Triangulators (full details to follow).
Ladies love the summer and this summer we are loving the ladies. The 29th of June sees the opening of a joint show with Fran Williams and Leanne Ellis, two very different styles but both extremly beautiful.
Bringing Brighton to Bristol in August, Pinky opens his solo show on the 3rd. Psychedlic wonderment!
So peeps, get those dates in your diaries, it’s good times a head!