Posts Tagged ‘Marksbury Road’

Bristol Biennial @ The College

June 5, 2012

The College threw open it’s doors on Friday night as part of the Bristol Biennial (1st – 16th June).

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.

‘Hedgehog’ by Paul Green, resident of The College Project

‘Argon Bird’ by Boswell

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.

The Main Exhibition Space.

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.

One Thousand Birds installation by Kathy Hinde & Matthew Fairclough

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.

ERMS solo show @ 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

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Art-el Gallery News

March 14, 2012

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.

New RIPO pieces.

Newly hung wall featuring the 1890's commissioned fireplace, painted by Paris

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.

ERMS

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.

Fran Williams, new work "Call To Mind". Available at the AAF, Battersea, London 15-18 March

 

Leanne Ellis new work "Intention"

Bringing Brighton to Bristol in August, Pinky opens his solo show on the 3rd.  Psychedlic wonderment!

Pinky in Bristol @ See No Evil 2011

So peeps, get those dates in your diaries, it’s good times a head!

 

Graff @ The College March 2012

March 5, 2012

Lots of painting going on at the college, with more to come.  Here are some of the samples that can be seen around the site at present.

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More pictures on our flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/27892381@N04/sets/72157629451406869/

Colour Doomed & Helen Bur

March 5, 2012

Since becoming residents at The College we have had met some really lovely people and they don’t come any nicer than Sam (Colour Doomed) and Helen Bur.  They work hard and paint hard and are very good at both.

Two weeks ago they travelled from Cardiff to the college to paint some of the many boarded up windows around the site.  They picked two of the biggest and as they made a start so did the rain.  It was a battle of wills but the rain took round one as wet and cold Sam & Helen admitted defeat and took santuary in front of the gallery’s fan heater!  But soon the rain gave in and they were up and out and straight back at it until dark, and returning on Sunday the task was completed – Rain 1 – Sam & Helen 2!!

Here are the results –

Colour Doomed @ The College

Colour Doomed (detail) @ The College

Helen Bur @ The College

Helen Bur (detail) @ The College