You may be interested in an opportunity to take part in "Bristol’s first floating showcase highlighting the wealth of local creativity" at the Grain Barge on 16 May and 20 June 2009.
This event is being organized by the folks at the Tobacco Factory, and it should prove and interesting way to show off your wares!
Photo: Mike Dunn
We are currently getting together information on all of the people who have signed up to be members this year and/or get involved in the Arts Trail.
Once these are together, the Web Team will create accounts for everyone.
If you had an account on the website last year, you can use the same one this time around. This will have been disabled since last year, though, so it will be re-enabled once the list of members is available, and an email will be sent to you informing you of this.
Please be patient in the meantime. Processing everyone’s information will take some time, and we are all volunteers with lots of other commitments.
If you’d like to help speed things along, why not muck in with the organisation? A little bit of time here and there goes a log way!
Photo: Laurence Ketteringham
The 2009 Arts Trail is coming soon! If you'd like to take part, please sign up now. If you know anyone who would like to take part, please let them know that they need to sign up now.
To join in with the Arts Trail you will need to become a member of the SBA. To make things easier this year, we have arranged that you can either post the forms and payment that you need to do this to one of the addresses given (in the documents) or you can take your forms and payment to Claire Page at Glass Designs & Gallery. Forms can also be picked up from the shop.
If you are printing and posting your forms, you can download the SBA membership and Arts Trail participation forms you need to join from the Downloads and documents page, or you can pick them up from Glass Designs & Gallery (see the Downloads and documents page).
Edit: The joining deadline has been extended slightly, but you should hurry if you want to join in with the 2009 Arts Trail! Please see the 'Deadline extended' story for more information.
2009 is in full flow and, though the Arts Trail itself is a few months way, we all need to get moving in order to take part. Please put these important dates into your diaries, calendars, reminders and into your minds…….no, better still, act on them now!
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For the 2003 Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, we opened our house and garden to 11 artists. My birthday present for that year was a summer house to which I had added new red barge boards, window details and several brass inserts. My contribution to the Arts Trail weekend was to exhibit my collection of tiger sculptures, masks and toys in the summer house.
Our daughter, Amber, had recently sent a large box of tiger ‘artefacts’ from Guatemala. Those, plus a few other unique pieces from a friend in Japan and a relation travelling back from India, made for a good exhibition. I wanted to make the weekend event special and to give visitors to the Tiger Museum an experience to remember.
We are lucky in this area of having a huge reservoir of talent in every art form and I was very fortunate and very grateful to Sheila Hannon, Gill Loats and Alice Meason from Show of Strength who ‘supported’ the Tiger Museum by playing the roles of ‘cleaner’ and ‘curator’.
A big thanks to all those people who braved the dark and the occasional firework to come to the AGM on Wednesday 4th Nov at the Comedy Box above the Hen & Chicken. Surrounded by posters of the greats of the comedy circuit, we discussed the important business of running the SBA and began the planning for the SBA Arts Trail 2009.
The current steering group of Southbank Bristol Arts would like to invite all existing and prospective SBA members to the organisation’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) for 2008.
The AGM will be held at upstairs at the Hen and Chicken (the venue for the Comedy Box).
The Hen and Chicken can be found at 210 North Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 1JF (Google map) on Tuesday, 4 November 2008 at 8 pm.
Southbank Bristol Arts has 161 current members. The organisation should not be about just a few people making all of the decisions, so please come along, and join in with the discussions on current and future art projects. SBA always welcomes new ideas and people who would like to get involved in organising events. If you have any ideas for this year’s Southbank Bristol Arts Trail, this would be a good time to discuss them.
The Grant Bradley Gallery are proud to announce their first Poetry and Music evening on the 17th October.
This event will be held during the SBA’s INSIDE OUTSIDE exhibition, so why not pop along to see the exhibition before the evening’s events?
A variety of drinks will be available, as well as a complementary glass of wine, adding to an evening of vibrancy and culture. Tickets are priced at £8 and are available for purchase at The Grant Bradley Gallery.
Call 0117 963 7673 to book your tickets now!
The Grant Bradley Gallery is open Monday - Saturday, 10 am - 4 pm. Please see below, or the Grant Bradley Gallery website, for more details.
Southbank Bristol Arts would like to highlight two artist opportunities, especially applicable to those who live in and around South Bristol.
Graphic design: Nadia Dragomiretska-Manning
Come along to the opening night preview of the INSIDE OUTSIDE exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery at 7.00 pm this Friday evening, 10th October. The INSIDE OUTSIDE Exhibition has been chosen from pieces submitted by Bristol artists who responded to the theme of ‘outside’.
The exhibition shows a wide range of work in a variety of media, from painting to video. There will also be performance by Bocadalupa, at 8.00 pm on the preview night, of their piece “The Very Last Dodo”, which should encourage some audience participation. We hope to see you there.
Entrance is free, wine and nibbles are provided.