12 August 2019

Yoko Ono To Unveil First Bristol Solo Show In September

INTERVENTIONS/2 marks the first time that the world-renowned artist and activist Yoko Ono presents a solo show in the city of Bristol.

1 November 2015

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Theaster Gates’ 24 Day Sound Piece Sanctum Opens In Bristol

Temple Church, off Victoria Street, is currently hosting Theaster Gates’ Sanctum, which opened on 29 October; the work is a continuous programme of sound over 24 days by hundreds of performers, artists and speakers. Produced by international arts producers Situations, in partnership with English Heritage, Sanctum is the first public project in the UK by […]

21 October 2015

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Theaster Gates’ Sanctum Under Construction At Bristol’s English Heritage Monument

Work starts today to build a remarkable temporary structure at Temple Church, off Victoria Street, which will host Theaster Gates’ Sanctum from 29th October – a continuous programme of sound over 24 days by hundreds of performers, artists and speakers. Produced by international arts producers Situations, in partnership with English Heritage, Sanctum is the first […]

26 May 2013

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Banksy Hometown Plays Host To Europe’s Largest Urban Paint Festival

Upfest, Europe’s largest Urban Paint Festival takes place this weekend (25th – 27th 2013) in Banksy’s hometown Bristol. It features over 300 artists painting 30 thousand square feet of artwork on boards, streets, and many other surfaces. Upfest was created in 2008 between three crazy but art loving individuals. Inspired by Super Cans (Southampton),  Cans […]

19 August 2012

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Bristol Street Art Exhibition Attracts Global Attention – Review

Just because the first half of the Olympics games season is over, it doesn’t mean the Olympic spirit is gone. The London 2012 festival which has been running with a swell of successful and innovative events since the 21 June cracks on. This weekend saw the Olympic legacy brilliantly on display with a wide selection […]

2 August 2011

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Simon Hopkinson Offers an Alternative Trail

How many times have you walked the same path, crossed the same street, looked at the same view without ever really seeing it? Art is often a way of helping us to see things in a different, sometimes truer, way, and this is never more the case than with Simon Hopinson’s 2011 exhibitions.A recent exhibitor […]

2 August 2011

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A Bristol Painter

Artist Simon Hopkinson has a unique way of looking at Bristol’s city streets, picking out some unlikely areas to photograph and then paint. Subways, wastelands, derelict buildings and rusting bridges all catch his eye, and then he transforms them into atmospheric paintings that give you a sense of the melancholic peace of these areas. Presenting […]

18 July 2011

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Banksy Graffiti To Get Listed Status In Bristol

Steve Comer, a Liberal Democrat councillor from the Eastville ward in Bristol, is calling on local people to put together an official register of public artworks, after a 10-year-old Banksy mural  ‘Gorilla in a Pink Mask’’ was whitewashed over by mistake. The painting on the wall of a former social club had been a familiar […]