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100 paintings of Ringo Starr - Simon Hood

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100 paintings of Ringo Starr

Simon Hood
Test Space, Spike Island
Fri 12pm–5pm; Sat & Sun 11am–7pm
Free

Simon Hood presents 100 Paintings of Ringo Starr, a body of work inspired by the metamorphosis of Richard Starkey who emerged from a year-long coma aged six with an interest in percussion, later seeing him become the lovable popstar drummer in The Beatles.

Simon Hood used to practice as a Ritual Magician but has renounced that to run his own country - The Democratic Republic of Free People(s) - within his studio at Spike Island.

Test Space is programmed by artists based at Spike Island, offering artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas.

www.works.io/simon-hood

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Ringo Starr badge, courtesy Leo Reynolds. Licensed under CC BY.

163 Annual Open Exhibition

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163 Annual Open Exhibition

Royal West of England Academy
Fri & Sat 10am–6pm; Sun 11am–5pm Continues to 29 Nov
£5; £3.50 conc. (including donation) Free under 16s; Sun: enter by donation

The RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition – now in its 163rd year – is a highlight of the region’s art calendar. Attracting leading artists from throughout the UK, it is open to all, and often includes work by previously un-shown exhibitors alongside well-known artists. Last year 546 works by 346 artists made it into the final exhibition.

This year as part of the Bristol Art Weekender the RWA will have an entry by donation day on the Sunday and over the course of the weekend activities and trails for adults and children will invite you to view the exhibition in a variety of ways paying close attention to the detail within the work

www.rwa.org.uk @RWABristol

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Photo: Royal West of England Academy

8004 – 8019 - Charlotte Prodger

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8004 – 8019

Charlotte Prodger
Spike Island
Fri 12pm–5pm; Sat & Sun 11am–7pm Continues to 13 Dec;
Free
In her largest solo show to date, Charlotte Prodger presents a series of new sculptures alongside the feature length Stoneymollan Trail – her first single channel video. 8004 – 8019 explores in part the relationship of technology to landscape and the human body. Landscape is a recurring motif throughout Stoneymollan Trail (taking its name from a local walk near Glasgow where the artist lives and works), and it traces a recent history of the medium of video intertwined with the artist’s personal history. A series of sculptures see Prodger use vertical and horizontal planes to consider screens as various ways of punctuating architectural space; blocking, dividing and revealing as the viewer navigates their way through the galleries.

www.spikeisland.org.uk @_SpikeIsland

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Charlotte Prodger, Stoneymollan Trail (video still) 2015

A Garland of Ingenious Occupation - HO-ST

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A Garland of Ingenious Occupation

HO-ST
Venue announced 30 Sep
Sat 11pm–3am
(price & tickets released 30 Sep)
Age: 18+
Booking info:

Tickets

HO-ST is a party project; an exercise in art and hospitality; a platform for display. Join us, and our guests, for a special Art Weekender celebration.

www.ho-st.club @HOSTKLUB

C/O HO-ST, 2015.

AMALGAMS

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AMALGAMS

John Wesley Chapel
Sat 9pm–11pm (doors 8:30pm)
£10 advance; £12 OTD
Age: 14+
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 929 9008

AMALGAMS is an ONOMATO production uniting live music and moving image through newly commissioned collaborative performances for Art Weekender taking place in the historic and heritage setting of John Wesley chapel, Bristol.

This ambitious collaboration unites the contemporary and the traditional by bringing together soundscapes, through electronic, choral, and classical means alongside experimental moving image to sonically, visually and physically test and reconfigure the inhabited space.

ONOMATO collective is Sam Francis, Rhiannon Jones and Ben Owen.

See website for tickets and details of participating artists: www.onomato.co.uk

@onomatocollect

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© Onomato

Art Weekender Breakfast Talk. Art & Writing: Critical spaces and digital audiences

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Art Weekender Breakfast Talk. Art & Writing: Critical spaces and digital audiences

Spike Island
Fri 10am - 11:15am
Free (book in advance)
Age: 14+
Booking info:

Tickets

Join us each morning for a pastry and provocation before delving into the busy 
Art Weekender. Expect caffeinated conversation, reflection and debate; all kick started by a panel of guest speakers plus a recorded contribution from e-flux journal.

What are the challenges and pressures in creating high quality critical writing? Who 
is it for, how are audiences engaging and where is the most interesting writing happening now?

Speakers: Linda Taylor, Frieze Writers Prize winner 2014; Jeremy Millar, RCA MA Critical Writing in Art and Design tutor; Emma Geliot, CCQ magazine editor. Chaired by Lizzie Lloyd, art writer, researcher & member of Art Writing Writing Art.

Curated by Martha King, supported by Situations.

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Photo: Spike Island

Art Weekender Breakfast Talk. Art and Architecture: Gathering in urban spaces

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Art Weekender Breakfast Talk. Art and Architecture: Gathering in urban spaces

The Architecture Centre
Sat 10am–11:15am
Free (book in advance)
Age: 14+
Booking info:

Tickets

Join us each morning for a pastry and provocation before delving into the busy 
Art Weekender. Expect caffeinated conversation, reflection and debate; all kick started by a panel of guest speakers.

Is there a particular need for gathering places in the city now? How are artists and architects responding and what role can temporary structures or interventions play in urban spaces?

Speakers: muf architecture/art; Art in Bearpit artists: A-PEG and Philip Cheater; and Shankari Raj-Edgar: Nudge Group. Chaired by Aldo Rinaldi, Senior Public Art Officer, Bristol City Council.

Curated by Martha King, supported by Situations.

Art Weekender Breakfast Talk. Artist-led collectives: Sustainable futures

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Art Weekender Breakfast Talk. Artist-led collectives: Sustainable futures

The American Museum
Sun 11am–12:30pm
Free (book in advance)
Age: 14+
Booking info:

Tickets

Join us for a pastry and provocation, expect caffeinated conversation, reflection and debate kick started by a panel of guest speakers.

How can artists survive in the current political and economic climate and what role do artist-led collectives play in this shifting landscape?

Speakers: BEEF, CHAMP, Bath Artists Studios, 44AD and Fringe Arts Bath. Chaired by Jude Bennett, G39.

Curated by Martha King, supported by Situations.

The Parlour Showrooms, Photo: Paul Blakemore

Art Weekender Launch Party

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Art Weekender Launch Party

Arnolfini
Fri 8pm–12am
Free

Join us for the festival launch in Arnolfini’s foyer spaces and Café Bar, located on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside. Kick up your heels to live Qu Junctions DJ sets, surprise performances plus special drinks offers, and the chance to meet the festival artists and organisers.

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts

Arnolfini Cafe Bar. Photo: Justin Yockney

Bath to Bristol: Life Drawing on Trains

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Bath to Bristol: Life Drawing on Trains

Trains between Bath Spa and Bristol Temple Meads stations
Sat & Sun 10am–4pm
Free with a train ticket; drop in

Bath Artists’ Studios will be bridging the 13-minute train journey between Bath and Bristol by providing a ‘have a go’ introduction to life drawing.

Follow @BathArtists to find out where they are on the train.

Supported by Cass Art, the UK’s leading independent art supplies retailer.

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Behind the Scenes at the Fashion Museum

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Behind the Scenes at the Fashion Museum

Fashion Museum
Fri - Sun 10:30am - 6pm
£8.25; conc. available
Booking info:

Tickets

A gallery display with a difference – a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of the Fashion Museum’s stored collection, set alongside original historic fashions. The display presents hundreds of specialist storage boxes, all housing the museum collection of Victorian and Edwardian dress and accessories.

In front of the stacked boxes, a display of 35 original dresses, from cotton dresses worn in the era of Napoleonic Wars to a woman’s khaki cotton uniform dating from the First World War.

www.fashionmuseum.co.uk @Fashion_Museum

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Photo: Fashion Museum, Bath and North East Somerset Council

Boyhood Line - Richard Long

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Boyhood Line

Richard Long
The Downs
Fri–Sun all day Continues to 15 Nov
Free

Alongside Richard Long’s major new solo exhibition at Arnolfini, the artist has been commissioned to make a new work on The Downs in Clifton.

The new work, Boyhood Line, 2015, is made from white limestone and centres on a footpath close to Ladies Mile, a ‘desire line’ which has been made over many months by the footprints of people walking across the Downs, instinctively following the same path and establishing an unplanned path through the grass.

The project has been made possible by the generous support of Simplyhealth - Art in the Public Realm Commission Award.

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts #RichardLong

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Richard Long: Boyhood Line, 2015. Photo Max McClure

Bristol Drawing Club

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Bristol Drawing Club

Bristol 2015 Lab Space
Sun 11am - 4pm
Free, drop in

Join Bristol Drawing Club and Jamaica Street Artists to embrace the obsolete. Dig out that dot matrix printer paper, retrieve those old letter heads from the loft and breathe some life into all those papers we no longer use day today.

A family workshop, suitable for all ages. Pop in for fun and informal drawing activities

@bdrawingclub

www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk @JamaicaStreet

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Bristol Drawing Club. Photo: Max McClure

Bristol Family Arts Festival Finale: My Green City

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Bristol Family Arts Festival Finale: My Green City

Arnolfini
Sat 1pm–5pm
Free

Try your hand at animation, make a spooky plant costume, help us to feed the future city, and take part in many more creative activities.

Find out more about the Bristol Family Arts Festival: bristolfamilyartsfestival.blogspot.co.uk

Bristol Family Arts Festival, 2014, Image courtesy of Justin Yockney

BS2 RESIST & REVOLT: BLACK HISTORY – LIVE TRANSMISSION - Libita Clayton

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BS2 RESIST & REVOLT: BLACK HISTORY – LIVE TRANSMISSION

Libita Clayton
BEEF
Sat 2pm - 6pm
Free

Explore the architectural ghosts of St.Pauls, discuss the future of the city’s iconic carnival, discover why black history is everyone’s history.

Libita Clayton, artist and member of BEEF; ( studio and art collective ) will curate an alternative and playful panel discussion around the narrative of Black History Month.

The event will be broadcast as a live podcast: feel free to listen or be heard. Buzz in, and join us on the top floor of BEEF HQ for a surprising aural experience.

“...NOT a community radio station but a privately owned music enterprise which likes to help out in the community.” Black FM, 1989

www.beefbristol.org @bristolBEEF

Libita Clayton, BEEF. 2015.

By Our Selves - Andrew Kötting

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By Our Selves

Andrew Kötting
Arnolfini
Sun 3.30pm - 6.30 pm
£6; £4 conc.
Age: 8+
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 917 2300

Screening of Andrew Kötting’s new film By Our Selves documenting a four-day walk made by the English poet John Clare. Toby Jones, Iain Sinclair and a Straw Bear follow in his footsteps exactly 150 years after his death. En route they bump into Macgillivray, Dr Simon Kovesi and the wizard Alan Moore. Meantime the journey is narrated by Toby’s father Freddie, a maverick actor who featured in numerous David Lynch films.

The film screening is followed by a session with director Andrew Kötting as he leads a discussion on his film-making journeys through landscape. With music and visuals in the Cafe Bar afterwards by The Cube Microplex’s ¡hen~dø

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts


Andrew Kotting, Eden Bear Zimmer

City Ideas Studio

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City Ideas Studio

The Architecture Centre
Fri 11am–8pm; Sat & Sun 12pm–5pm Continues to 8 Nov; Twilight Opening Fri 5pm–8pm (with refreshments)
Free

In Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, the City Ideas Studio explores links between sustainability and place making. This season the focus is on ‘Resources’, presenting work by designers and makers helping to answer the question, ‘how can we make more of the things we have?’ Featuring building and retrofit projects in the city and beyond, you can explore not only how best to use finite resources such as building materials and money, but also how cities should harness the powerful resource of human inventiveness and action.

Please note that from 2-5pm on Friday there will be a free family friendly event in the gallery, 'Shoe Boxes and Shipping Containers'.

Find out more: www.cityideasstudio.blogspot.co.uk

www.architecturecentre.co.uk @ArchCentre #cityideas

© francesgard.com

Creative Activities for Children

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Creative Activities for Children

Bristol 2015 Lab Space
Sat 11am–4pm
Free; drop in

Call in at the Lab Space to join the Bristol 2015 team for fun, creative activities. Family friendly, educational and inspirational, they will be exploring the Green Capital theme of ‘Resources’.

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Cunae: A Lecture on Nesting - Andy Holden & Peter Holden

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Cunae: A Lecture on Nesting

Andy Holden & Peter Holden
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Sun 7pm
Free (book in advance)
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 929 2266

Artist Andy Holden and his father, ornithologist Peter Holden, present a performative lecture on the ingenuity and diversity of nest building.

Cunae is concerned with the importance of collaboration; both between art and science but also father and son, looking at how knowledge is transferred and informs the construction of objects and the domestic environment. Through field recordings, film archives and museum collections the Holden’s present a study of the structures of birds’ nests, examining them through the inseparable categories of morphology, landscape and materials.

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk @bristolmuseum

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Andy Holden, Constable Country, 2015

Day of the Dead Face Painting

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Day of the Dead Face Painting

Paper Arts
Sat 4pm–6pm
£5 (book in advance)
Booking info:

0117 925 8601

Prepare for your Halloween night and look beautifully dead with this exciting face-painting workshop for all ages! Our talented face-painters will help you celebrate the Day of the Dead in style, by transforming your face into a traditional sugar skull. Have a unique, individual style this Halloween and learn some top make-up skills in the process.

www.paperarts.org.uk @PAPERCIC

Day of the Dead Mask Making

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Day of the Dead Mask Making

Paper Arts
Sat 2pm–3:30pm
£5
Booking info:

0117 925 8601

Breathtakingly colourful masks have long been part of the Mexican culture and are often used in celebration of Dia de los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead. Dive into the rich history of this artistic tradition, with an overview of the fascinating background of the art before getting stuck in and making your very own mask. Once you’ve got the basics down, roll up your sleeves to create and hand-paint your own one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Bring your own mask along, or you can purchase one at a small extra cost on the day.

www.paperarts.org.uk @PAPERCIC

death: the human experience

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death: the human experience

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat & Sun 10am – 6pm; Continues to 13 March
Pay what you think
Age: recommended 12+

This innovative new exhibition opens up the most universal of subjects, allowing an insight into how humans have approached death and dying around the world and across time.

From the Day of the Dead and Victorian mourning rituals, to mummification and bespoke coffins; this varied exhibition showcases rarely seen items from across the Museums’ collections. Discover the different paths people have taken from dying to final resting place, and reflect on your own attitudes to death. As well as raising scientific and ethical questions, the exhibition highlights how people have responded to death creatively with music, humour, film and literature.

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk @bristolmuseum

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'Our days were a joy and our paths through flowers' by David Inshaw. From the collections of Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives

Enjoy Create 2015: Life Drawing Workshops

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Enjoy Create 2015: Life Drawing Workshops

Bath Artists' Studios
Sat & Sun 10am–4pm
Free

Drop in to the Bath Artist’s studios where one of the studios’ experienced workshop leaders will guide you through the finer techniques of Life Drawing in the schoolroom. Young or old, artist or not, all are welcome to get involved; become the model or the artist, have fun and learn some new skills.

www.bathartistsstudios.co.uk @BathArtists

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Photo: J Newey/K Watt

Enjoy Create 2015: Roper Gallery Exhibition

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Enjoy Create 2015: Roper Gallery Exhibition

Bath Artists' Studios
Fri–Sun 11am–5pm; Continues to 4 Nov
Free

An exhibition of work produced by the participants in Bath Artists’ Studios annual
programme of practical workshops with local community organisations.

www.bathartistsstudios.co.uk @BathArtists

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Erdkunde - John Wood & Paul Harrison

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Erdkunde

John Wood & Paul Harrison
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Fri 10am–5pm; Sat & Sun 10am–6pm Continues to 3 Jan
Free

Artists John Wood and Paul Harrison present Erdkunde a new video work responding to the geology collections.

‘A lecture, a presentation, a demonstration
A collection, a catalogue, a display
Of information, notes, sketches, photographs, thoughts, ideas
Letters, numbers and symbols
Boxes, slides and diagrams
Looking at things, finding things, talking about things, making up things
Classified
Unclassified’

The work is shown alongside images of maps and materials that inspired it from the Museum’s collections. This new commission is supported by New Expressions 3 and part of Bristol’s Green Capital programme.

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk @bristolmuseum

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© John Wood & Paul Harrison

Erdkunde and other stories - Iain Biggs & Luci Gorell Barnes

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Erdkunde and other stories

Iain Biggs & Luci Gorell Barnes
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Fri 5pm meet at Bristol Museum, 5:30pm proceed to RWA
Free

View John Wood and Paul Harrison’s new video commission, Erdkunde (which translates literally as the study of the earth), at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

Then proceed to the RWA where Iain and Luci will lead a participatory exploration of the city across space and time.

www.bristolmuseums.org.uk @bristolmuseum

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©John Wood & Paul Harrison

Exhibition Tours: Spike Island

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Exhibition Tours: Spike Island

Spike Island
Fri–Sun 2pm
Free (book in advance)
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 929 2266

Informal introductions to the currentSpike Island exhibition, Charlotte Prodger, 8004 – 8019, led by members of the Spike Island community.

www.spikeisland.org.uk @_SpikeIsland

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Exhibition tours. Photo: Max McClure

Family Halloween Storytelling Boat Trip - Michael Loader

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Family Halloween Storytelling Boat Trip

Michael Loader
Arnolfini
Sat 2:30pm–4pm
£5; £3 conc. & under 12s; Free under 5s
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 917 2300

Dress up as your favourite ghost or ghoul and join storyteller Michael Loader for a spooky storytelling river tour to the Floating Ballast Seed Garden. Watch out for terrifying tendrils, vicious vines and carnivorous creepers.

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts

Follow Me - Jeppe Hein

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Follow Me

Jeppe Hein
Royal Fort Gardens
All day, every day
Free

Jeppe Hein’s work encourages playful encounters and often surprises its audiences by playing with optical phenomena, or creating scenarios in which members of the public are encouraged to interact with each other or with the artwork directly. For Royal Fort Gardens, Hein created a square formation of 76 vertical polished steel plates sited at the base of an incline leading down from Royal Fort House. Entering the labyrinth, the surrounding landscape and participants are multiplied through a dizzying set of reflections.

Initially Hein was inspired by the Royal Fort Gardens location at the University of Bristol as a place of learning and self-discovery. “The work”, he suggest, “responds to the history of the University’s site, in particular the original 18th century design of the landscape gardener Sir Humphry Repton, whose garden designs similarly sought to invoke imaginative encounters

Produced by Situations.

www.situations.org.uk @situationsUK

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Jeppe Hein, Follow Me. Photo: Max McClure

Gold: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection

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Gold: An Exhibition from the Royal Collection

The Holburne Museum
Fri & Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm Continues to 24 Jan
£8.50/ conc.
Booking info:

0122 538 8569

Explore the beauty and symbolism of this precious metal through 60 exquisite works from the Early Bronze Age to the twentieth century. Since it was first worked into decorative forms about 5000 years ago, gold has inspired and appealed to artists around the world. The rarity and incorruptibility of gold ensure that it has always been associated with the highest status, both earthly and divine. The versatile nature of gold allows it to be used in a wide variety of ways: beaten into thin leaves which can be applied to furniture or to the pages of illuminated manuscripts, or cast and shaped into cups, boxes and other precious vessels.

www.holburne.org @Holburne

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Tigers Head. Photo: Royal Collections Trust

Halloween Life Drawing - James Alexander

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Halloween Life Drawing

James Alexander
Paper Arts
Sat 12pm–1:30pm
£5
Age: 12+
Booking info:

0117 925 8601

A Halloween life-drawing session with a spooky twist. Explore dark and deathly themes, inject a lethal dose of mystery and theatricality into your drawing, and get some top trickery tips from a professional artist.

www.paperarts.co.uk @PAPERCIC

Here Is Where We Meet - Holly Davey

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Here Is Where We Meet

Holly Davey
Cleveland Pools
Fri–Sun 12pm–4pm
Free

In celebration of Bath’s historic and hidden gem, artist Holly Davey brings to life the Cleveland Pools with a sound installation that captures its absent past. As the audience wanders through the site, the sound of moving water, distant chatter and children at play drifts across the landscape evoking memories of a forgotten summer. Reflecting on the absence of people, this is a thought provoking work that connects the past with the present.

A new commission for Art Weekender Bristol & Bath.

www.clevelandpools.org.uk

www.hollydavey.com @hollydaveyart

Cleveland Pools. Photo: Holly Davey

In Conversation with Hormazd Narielwalla

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In Conversation with Hormazd Narielwalla

Fashion Museum
Fri 6:15pm–7:30pm
£12
Booking info:

Tickets; 0122 546 3362

Hormazd Narielwalla is a London-based artist who works in collage.

Narielwalla uses bespoke Savile Row tailoring patterns, and their antiquarian and contemporary trade counterparts, to create artworks exploring the body in abstract form. His practice began in the workrooms of a tailoring firm in London’s Savile Row, the heart of the bespoke menswear.

This ‘In Conversation’ event based in the galleries at the Fashion Museum Bath is an opportunity to hear more about Narielwalla’s practice, which transforms the workaday elements and ‘nuts and bolts’ of fashion into original and contemporary artwork.

www.fashionmuseum.co.uk @Fashion_Museum

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Hormazd Narielwalla. Photo: Denis Lane

In Conversation: Marjetica Potrč & Ooze Architects

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In Conversation: Marjetica Potrč & Ooze Architects

The Holburne Museum
Sun 3pm - 4:30pm
£5
Booking info:

0122 538 8569

Presented as part of the Bristol and Bath Art Weekender the Holburne is delighted to present a talk by artist Marjetica Potrč and Ooze architects with Peter Clegg of Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects, and the University of Bath.

Based in Ljubljana and Berlin, Marjetica Potrč is a Slovenian artist and architect whose work includes drawing, architecture, and public art projects. Her works address issues such as social space and contemporary architectural practices, reflections on sustainability, and new solutions for a Dry Toilet (Caracas, 2003). Her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Europe and the Americas, including the São Paulo and Venice Biennials. She has received numerous grants and awards, including the Hugo Boss Prize and the Vera List Centre for Arts and Politics Fellowship at The New School in New York. Since 2011, she has been a Professor at the University of Fine Arts/HFBK in Hamburg, Germany. Students of her course Design for the Living World develop participatory design projects during long-term residencies in various locations around Europe (such as Belgrade, Tromsø, Norway, and rural Austria) and elsewhere (Soweto, South Africa).

Ooze is an international practice operating in the fields of art, architecture and urban strategies, based in Rotterdam, and founded by Eva Pfannes and Sylvain Hartenberg in 2003. Ooze combines an elaborate understanding of natural, ecological processes with technological expertise and deep insights into the social-cultural behavior of users of the built environment. Their design and research projects, constructed in collaborative processes that balance imaginations of futures with urgent, current needs, are transformative tools at the hand of agents. Ooze strives to be a catalyst for change and believe that change is incremental. The cyclic processes found in nature form the base for each intervention and integrate the human scale within a holistic urban strategy.

Since2008 Potrč and Ooze have repeatedly worked together on projects in Europe and are currently engaged in a project for a primary school in Bristol as part of the ‘Resilience Lab’ project. Their interdisciplinary works include Between the Waters: The Emscher Community Garden (EMSCHERKUNST, Essen, .2010 +2013), The Public Space Society (Art and the City, Zuerich, 2012) Théâtre Evolutif (Bordeaux, 2011), The Cook, the Farmer, His Wife and Their Neighbour (Stedelijk Goes West, Amsterdam, 2009), The Commons (Yes Naturally, the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Netherlands, 2013) and The Wind Lift (Folkestone Triennial, 2014).

This talk will feature an overview of the collective’s collaborative water projects with a focus on ‘Of Soil and Water: King’s Cross Pond Club’, the UK’s first ever man made fresh water public bathing pond which was launched in May 2015. Realised as a temporary public art project within the Kings Cross construction site, this micro-ecological chemical-free pond engages the public to be part of the installation as a piece of experiential art by bathing in the waters purified through a natural closed-loop process, using wetland and submerged water plants to filter and clean water.

Marjetica Potrč - www.potrc.org

Ooze Architects - www.ooze.eu.com

www.potrc.org www.ooze.eu.com

www.holburne.org @Holburne

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Of Soil and Water, King’s Cross Pond Club. 2015. Photo: © John Sturrock/Kings Cross, Courtesy of the artist and Ooze architects.

In Conversation: Richard Long with Teresa Gleadowe

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In Conversation: Richard Long with Teresa Gleadowe

Arnolfini
Sat 11:30am–1pm
£6; £4 conc.
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 917 2300

A unique opportunity to join in the conversation with renowned artist Richard Long to coincide with TIME AND SPACE, a major new solo exhibition at Arnolfini.

Richard Long is considered to be among the most important artists of his generation. He won the Turner prize in 1989, and represented Great Britain at the 37th Venice Biennale in 1976. He was awarded Japan’s Praemium Imperiale in the field of sculpture in 2009, and was made a CBE in 2013. The exhibition at Arnolfini looks particularly at the area where Long grew up and still lives, as the start and end point for many of his early walks and text works.

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts #RichardLong

Photo: James Wainman. Courtesy of Lisson Gallery

In: Visible Place - Merilyn Fairskye

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In: Visible Place

Merilyn Fairskye
Victoria Art Gallery
Sat 5pm–6:15pm (doors 4.45pm)
£6; conc. £5
Booking info:

0122 547 7233

In: Visible Place: Australian artist Merilyn Fairskye in conversation with Professor Anita Taylor, Dean of Bath School of Art & Design.

Come and join this in conversation talk with artist Merilyn Fairskye. Her work engages audiences through photographic and video practice which explores notions of time, identity and place. Responding to sites of historical significance, including Chernobyl and the Pyramids, as well as ambiguous locations like swimming pools, skies and streets, her works appear both monumental and transient. By investigating the role of digital media in understanding our changing relationship to environment, she gives us pause for reflection on the contemporary challenges faced amid technological advances and globalisation.

www.victoriagal.org.uk @VictoriaArtBath

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Merilyn Fairskye Degelen Mountain, Soviet underground nuclear test site, The Polygon, Kazakhstan 2015

Information Point - Tom Pope

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Information Point

Tom Pope
Prior Park Landscape Garden
Fri 1pm–4pm; Sat & Sun 11am–4pm
£6.90; £3.80 child, £17.30 family

Collaborate with Tom Pope and create audio-visual responses to points of interest at Prior Park for an Information Point situated on the site for the duration of the Bristol and Bath Art Weekender.

From improvised musical scores and poetry readings to children’s insights to the park and perfomative propositions, visit the Information Point to experience a variety of creative responses to Prior Park made on location. All visitors are invited to participate with the creation of content, visit the Information Point to view content already made, or/and view the making on the content across Prior Park over the course of the weekend. The improvised videos will sometimes be funny and occasionally instructional, and will blur fact and fiction.

A new commission for Art Weekender Bristol & Bath.

www.nationaltrust.org.uk

Tom Pope, Fountain Bike, 2014

Learn to Screen Print from Home - Dan Bowler

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Learn to Screen Print from Home

Dan Bowler
Paper Arts
Sun 2:30pm - 4:30pm
£5
Booking info:

0117 925 8601

An introductory workshop providing an overview of hands-on screen printing techniques, and the skills needed to make a hand-made screen. Learn how to generate a wide variety of results.

www.paperarts.co.uk @PAPERCIC

Life Drawing - James Alexander

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Life Drawing

James Alexander
Paper Arts
Sat 12pm–1:30pm
£5
Age: 12+
Booking info:

0117 925 8601

A Halloween life-drawing session with a spooky twist. Explore dark and deathly themes, inject a lethal dose of mystery and theatricality into your drawing, and get some top trickery tips from a professional artist.

www.paperarts.org.uk @PAPERCIC

lockjaws*

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lockjaws*

Trinity Centre
Sat & Sun 10am–6pm Continues to 5 Nov
Free

Launch of publication / lockjaws* / becomes exhibition / emerging artists from UK / and further afield / each championed by curator / artist collectives / biennial show in a newspaper format / editorial team... editing / 2D / 3D / video / installation / performance / BAR / artists + curators together for first time in Bristol / haven’t met half these artists before / but we have emailed them / skyped the curators / old work / new work / work that climbs on rocks.

www.3ca.org.uk @lockjawspub

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lockjaws* Launch

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lockjaws* Launch

Trinity Centre
Sat 2pm - 5pm
Free

lockjaws* launch their exhibition and publication alongside a number of artist performances and artist collective interventions, including a bar.

www.3ca.org.uk @lockjawspub

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Looking Up - Chris Russell

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Looking Up

Chris Russell
Paper Arts
Sat 10am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm; Continues to 2 Nov
Free

An exhibition of dramatic wildlife portraits and stunning seascapes and skyscapes.

Having worked as a designer and illustrator on environmental projects across the globe Chris’ life-like works reflect her love of the natural world.

DJ sets in Co-LAB. Taking place both days.

www.paperarts.org.uk www.bristolcolab.com @PAPERCIC

Chris Russell. Looking Up

LOVE Family Film at Watershed: Inside Out

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LOVE Family Film at Watershed: Inside Out

Watershed
Fri–Sun 1pm
£6.50, £4.50 child/conc.
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 927 5100

Disney Pixar’s entertaining and emotionally-intelligent Inside Out goes inside the mind of 11-year-old Riley to meet her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness. With sparkling visuals, exciting adventures and unforgettable moments, it's an instant classic, but more than that - it’s heartfelt psychology for all the family.

Part of the BFI’s film season LOVE, that sees our screens filled with all things amorous. Watershed is also part of a network of arts organisations in the city who are working together to bring you lots of great quality family arts events as part of the Bristol Family Arts Festival (9 Oct - 1 Nov)

www.watershed.co.uk @wshed

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Photo: Guigui Lille

LOVE Tea Dance with A Difference

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LOVE Tea Dance with A Difference

Watershed
Sun 3pm
Free

This November Watershed invites families to take part in an exciting interactive event based on Disney Pixar’s instant classic Inside Out. Come and connect with the film's themes of love and positive mental health in a fun and playful way, with colourful games and activities on offer from the brilliant artists, creative technologists and scientists at our Pervasive Media Studio. This is a FREE event and is suitable for all the family. Drop-in for as long or as little as you like.

Part of the BFI’s film season LOVE, that sees our screens filled with all things amorous. Watershed is also part of a network of arts organisations in the city who are working together to bring you lots of great quality family arts events as part of the Bristol Family Arts Festival (9 Oct - 1 Nov)

www.watershed.co.uk @wshed

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Photo: Flikr blindedbymysight

Mandala Drawing Workshop - Dan Bowler

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Mandala Drawing Workshop

Dan Bowler
Paper Arts
Sat 12pm–2pm
£5
Booking info:

0117 925 8601

Explore the history of the symbol and its relationship to unity and harmony and create your own personal mandala. Mandala creation is often used as a focus for stilling the mind to gain deeper insights about the self and can be relaxing and therapeutic.

www.paperarts.org.uk @PAPERCIC

Photo: Dan Bowler

Missorts - Tony White

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Missorts

Tony White
Bristol City Centre
All day, every day
Free downloadable app from www.missorts.com

Missorts is a permanent public artwork for Bristol. An urban soundwork delivered directly to your smartphone as a mobile app, Missorts combines ten location-triggered stories by ten writers set to a newly composed soundtrack. There is a dedicated Missorts website where you can download the app and access a range of digital content, including an free novella by Tony White published to accompany the work.

Combining contemporary fiction, music and pioneering creative technology, Missorts promises to immerse listeners in a spellbinding experience of the city. Inspired by Bristol’s radical literary heritage, from Thomas Chatterton to Angela Carter, the soundwork featuresstories by ten distinctive new writers voiced by rising stars in Theatre. The urban jumble of new office blocks, bus-stops and historic landmarks set the scene for stories whispered in your ear. As you move through the streets, characters reoccur telling of lost love, unrealized aspirations and fantastical visions.

Downloaded as a free mobile, location-aware app for iPhone and Android smartphones, Missorts is delivered directly to your headphones, with the stories triggered by GPS within an area just five minutes from Bristol Temple Meads Station. Conceived and directed by writer and novelist Tony White and commissioned by award-winning Bristol-based arts producers, Situations, the stories are accompanied by a striking new musical score specially commissioned from composer Jamie Telford (former keyboard player to The Jam).

Produced by Situations.

www.missorts.com www.situations.org.uk @situationsUK

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Missorts. Photo: Max McClure

Museums at Night: Day of the Dead Fiesta

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Museums at Night: Day of the Dead Fiesta

The American Museum
Fri 5pm–8pm
£10; £9 conc; £5.50 child; £27.50 family
Age: 14+
Booking info:

0122 546 0503

The American Museum stays up late to celebrate the Mexican Festival of Day of the Dead. Wander through the atmospheric period rooms as dusk gathers, pop into the café, try out some classic Latin American dance styles and create your own traditional decorations over a glass of wine in the make-and-take workshop.

www.americanmuseum.org @Americanmuseum

American Museum, Day of the Dead Fiesta

Nahoko Kojima

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Nahoko Kojima

The Holburne Museum
Fri & Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–5pm
Free

Japanese paper cut artist Nahoko Kojima will create a new intricate floating three- dimensional sculpture to be displayed in the Wirth Gallery.

Kojima creates spectacular sculptures from single sheets of paper cut by hand. Her previous work includes ‘Cloud Leopard’ which was awarded a place at Collect, at London’s Saatchi Gallery. This life-sized animal, hand-cut from one sheet of black paper and suspended from the ceiling, illustrated Nahoko’s pioneering technique of turning traditionally flat, wall-hung pieces into floating sculptures.

The Holburne’s collection includes a number of important pieces of historical paper-cut works including a bear cut by Mary West in about 1709.

www.holburne.org @Holburne

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Nahoko Kojima. Photo: courtesy of Solo Kojima London

Nancy Holt 'Revolve' Introduced by Charlotte Prodger

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Nancy Holt 'Revolve' Introduced by Charlotte Prodger

Spike Island
Fri 6pm
£5; £3 conc.
Booking info:

0117 929 2266

Revolve is a video by influential Americanland artist Nancy Holt. Through multiple camera angles and minimal repetition, she presents her friend David Wheeler’s personal narrative of his battle with leukemia. Her editing procedure both frees Wheeler’s narrative and closes in on it, effectively projecting the personal into the conceptual.

www.spikeisland.org.uk @_Spikeisland

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NOW NOW NOW NOW (Working Title) - Michael Dean

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NOW NOW NOW NOW (Working Title)

Michael Dean
Arnolfini
Fri–Sun all day; Continues until November
Free

NOW NOW NOW NOW (Working Title), 2015, is a site specific work by Michael Dean for the Harris and Co. building, located on Bristol harbourside. Dean has used wooden hoarding as a sculptural element, fly-posting the surface with collaged mountain faces that spell out the words “now...now...now...now”. This cryptic, geometric landscape stretches along Farrs Lane and Narrow Quay, suggesting an abstract geography at the intersection between the public space of the harbourside and the evolving building behind.

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts

© Michael Dean

Pavilion - Philip Cheater in collaboration with Eifion Porter

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Pavilion

Philip Cheater in collaboration with Eifion Porter
The Bearpit
Fri–Sun all day
Free

A dazzling social dwelling, 
an assembly of silent sculptures,
 a pop-up party for passersby…

For six months, Bristol’s iconic Bearpit will play host to a series of unusual interventions and encounters, interrupting the everyday life of the city.

Part-sculpture and part-shelter has taken up residence in the Bearpit, Philip Cheater’s design was inspired by old pavilions and bandstands, as well as the Bearpit’s previous hexagonal landscaping.

Decorated with hazard-graphics, Pavilion juxtaposes the visual language of warning with a warm invitation to gather, to meet and to celebrate – reflecting changing attitudes towards the Bearpit itself.

www.artinbearpit.com

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Philip Cheater, Pavilion, 2015. Photo: Roser Diaz

Place - Kurt Jackson

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Place

Kurt Jackson
Victoria Art Gallery
Fri & Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 1:30pm–5pm Continues to 3 Jan
​£3.50; Free under 21s & Discovery Card

Where is your favourite, most memorable or significant place in Britain? Working with 32 writers, Kurt Jackson has created work responding to the landscape across 32 locations including islands and mountains, Spaghetti Junction, suburbs, beaches, hill forts, docks, a golf course, forests, the Thames, Paddington Station, a Welsh estuary. A spectrum of landscape from urban cityscapes to rural wildernesses via edgelands and the suburbs of contemporary Britain have been painted by Kurt Jackson varying in scale from a postcard size to massive canvasses. Writers include Richard Mabey to Michael Eavis, farmer and festival organiser - Worthy Farm, Glastonbury Festival site to Prof Charles Thomas, archaeologist -Tintagel Castle.

This Exhibition will aim to share with you not only the diversity of the British landscape but more fundamentally will give an insight into the concept of Place – “the sense of place”, encompassing that collective sense of identity, meaning, longing, nostalgia and attachment within the British psyche.

www.victoriagal.org.uk @VictoriaArtBath

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Kurt Jackson, And behind me the cliffs of Penarth are slipping and whispering. 2013

PLAYPEN

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PLAYPEN

Arnolfini
Fri 8pm–11pm
£10; £8 conc.; £12 OTD
Age: 14+
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 917 2300

Featuring Bill Orcutt, Mark Stewart, Gnod, Liberez, The Evil Usses, XXX Tippex & more.

PLAYPEN is an evening of artfully engineered chaos taking over the auditorium: powerful, colourful and energising music performances and A/V interventions de-constructed in the moment. Audience members mingle with acts, sound engineers become performers and setting up the stage becomes part of the show itself at this lo-fi, hi-jinks meta-gig.

Produced by Qu Junktions in collaboration with Arnolfini.

www.qujunktions.com

Please Make Up My Room Family Fun Re-Mix - The Artist Hotel

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Please Make Up My Room Family Fun Re-Mix

The Artist Hotel
The Factory
Sat 10:30am–1pm
Free; drop in
Age: All ages

Welcome to The Artist Hotel, Knowle West. It doesn’t exist yet so we need your help. What should it be like? Dens instead of rooms? Slides instead of lifts? Foraged food instead of room service?

Get hands-on with different craft, art and tech materials to develop your ideas and see new digital manufacturing technology in action.

www.kwmc.org.uk @knowlewestmedia

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Artist Hotel. Knowle West Media Centre

Please Make Up My Room The Artist Hotel

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Please Make Up My Room The Artist Hotel

The Factory
Fri 10am–4pm
Free (book in advance)
Age: 14+
Booking info:

melissa.mean@kwmc.org.uk

Welcome to The Artist Hotel, Knowle West. It doesn’t exist yet. But join artists and architects, including 00:/ and Studio Weave to explore how a city-fringe community can manufacture and host its own hotel.

From a distributed network of curated spaces in people’s homes to a digitally fabricated habitat, the event will consider how resources (people, places and materials) can be remixed to prototype new models of culturally engaged economic development.

The day will include a curated tour of Knowle West, provocations and charette style discussions, and hands-on rapid prototyping using Knowle West Media Centre’s very own cnc machine and laser cutter.

kwmc.org.uk @knowlewestmedia


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Artist Hotel. Knowle West Media Centre

Quilt Cowboy - Alexander Stevenson

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Quilt Cowboy

Alexander Stevenson
The American Museum
Fri–Sun 12pm–5pm
£10; £9 conc.; £5.50 child; £27.50 family

Alexander Stevenson will take as his starting point the context in which American culture and history is read, when not in America –
for a new artwork with the American Museum in Britain.

Archival qualities of quilting, obscuring qualities of costume, and global interpretations of a culture read out of its original context, will all produce an exciting new site-specific piece at the museum, with escapades into Bath’s city and countryside.

A new commission for Art Weekender Bristol & Bath.

www.americanmuseum.org @Americanmuseum

Radiant - Merilyn Fairskye

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Radiant

Merilyn Fairskye
MediaWall in Commons, Bath Spa University
Fri & Sat 10am–5pm; Continues to 21 Nov
Free

Radiant by Australian artist, Merilyn Fairskye, was made for the 30-screen, 7-metre high MediaWall at Bath Spa University’s NewtonPark Campus. Merilyn Fairskye aims to engage you through her photographic and video practice which explores notions of time, identity and place. Responding to sites of historical significance, including Chernobyl and the Pyramids, as well as ambiguous locations like swimming pools, skies and streets, her works appear both monumental and transient. By investigating the role of digital media in understanding our changing relationship to environment, she gives us pause for reflection on the contemporary challenges faced amid technological advances and globalisation.

Radiant was filmed on location in Russia, Kazakhstan, Drigg and Sellafield.

www.bathspa.ac.uk @MediaWallBSU

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Merilyn Fairskye, Radiant

Ruined - Hew Locke

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Ruined

Hew Locke
Brunswick Cemetary
All day, every day
Free

Ruined is a permanent public artwork by Hew Locke sited in an 18th century cemetery garden. The work consists of a series of cast iron grave markers, which have been fabricated using the artist’s original designs and relate to the share certificates and historical documents of commercial companies, which no longer exist or have undergone transformation through takeovers, bankruptcy, nationalisation or other economic or political changes.

Brunswick Cemetery was established around 1770 and later, it became a Unitarian burial ground until 1963 when it became a public park. The gardens retain a number of historic features including monuments, boundary walls and a Georgian mortuary chapel. Since the mid 1980s, the cemetery has been used as a public park and, following extensive re-landscaping in 2010, is now known as Brunswick Cemetery Gardens. The layout for the garden includes a Welsh pennant- paved courtyard, rectangular beds planted and a mounded grass oval. The 7,000 plants offer colour and texture for a large part of the year.

Produced by Situations.

www.situations.org.uk @situationsUK

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Hew Locke, Ruined. Photo: Jamie Woodley

Sanctum - Theaster Gates

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Sanctum

Theaster Gates
Temple Church
Fri–Sun open 24 hours; Continues to 21 Nov
Free (limited capacity) Adv. reservations £5
Booking info:

Tickets

Situations, have invited artist Theaster Gates to produce his first UK public project as part of Bristol's cultural programme for European Green Capital 2015. Theaster Gates is one of the most sought-after American artists of his generation.

The project will be situated in the ruin of the bombed out Temple Church in Bristol for 24 days, 24 hours a day, opening at midday on Thursday 29 October 2015.

A visually remarkable structure will be built inside the bombed-out ruin of the church. The artist has sought out discarded and dormant materials from former places of labour and religious devotion across Bristol to build an intimate and distinctive temporary structure and a variety of Bristol based performers – from musicians to spoken word artists, choirs to DJs will perform in the site. You might encounter a headlining band or come across a gospel choir handing over to a spoken word artist. Sanctum will host a continuous programme of sound and performance over 576 hours.

Produced by Situations.

www.sanctumbristol.com www.situations.org.uk

@situationsUK #sanctumbristol

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Sanctum, Temple Church. Photo: Max McClure

Shoe boxes & shipping containers: Make your own snug home

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Shoe boxes & shipping containers: Make your own snug home

The Architecture Centre
Fri 2pm–5pm
Free; drop in

Create your own small-scale construction project. Inspired by sustainable, micro architecture projects this Family Arts Festival workshop encourages the designers and interior architects of the future to model their own green, ‘snug’ homes.

#bristolfaf bristolfamilyartsfestival.blogspot.co.uk

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Side by Side

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Side by Side

Bristol 2015 Lab Space
Fri–Sun 10am–5pm Private View: Fri 5pm–8:30pm
Free

An exhibition of collaborative work produced by artists from Jamaica Street Artist Studios in Bristol and Bath Artists’ Studios, responding to the Bristol Green Capital theme of ‘Resources’. The artists were given the word ‘green’ as their starting point for the project, and the group of painters, sculptors, photographers and illustrators found new creative partnerships and new ways of working.

www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk www.ysidesideb.wordpress.com @JamaicaStreet

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Jamaica Street Artists, Side by Side.

The Gain Line - Ravi Deepres

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The Gain Line

Ravi Deepres
ICIA, University of Bath
Fri–Sun 10am–5pm; Continues to 19 Dec
Free

Calling all sports lovers, The Gain Line is a moving-image installation by Ravi Deepres, coinciding with the Rugby World Cup. The title refers to an invisible line on the rugby field that measures teams’ forward progress and their territorial advantage over their opponents. Throwing their bodies into the fray to surpass it, and putting their bodies on the line to protect it, players attach inordinate importance to getting beyond this symbolic threshold on the pitch.

Although rugby is a visceral, physical sport, it is also one that increasingly monitors and mobilises a range of sophisticated technological data, including GPS and heart rate readings. Sifted to help coaches gain a competitive advantage, this mass of information may also help us gain better understanding of various biomedical/physiological forces at work within the body, offering greater insights into the performance of not just elite sportspeople, but in the wider populace.

www.icia.org.uk @iciabath

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Ravi Deepres, The Gain Line

The Keepers - Vickie Fear

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The Keepers

Vickie Fear
The Bearpit
Sun 2pm–4pm
Free

If you go down to the Bearpit today... look out for a gathering of watchful sculptures. Six months after their first appearance in the Bearpit, The Keepers are back.

Created with hand-finished textiles and live participants, The Keepers will temporarily occupy the Bearpit - onlookers will be intrigued, puzzled and confounded by their quiet yet uneasy presence. Watching and being watched, an eerie group of live sculptures will lurk and momentarily occupy the changing backdrop of Bristol’s iconic sunken roundabout. Vickie Fear creates a peculiar costumed performance that quietly disrupts the public space, baffles passersby and puts the performers to the test.

Commissioned by Hand in Glove as part of Art in Bearpit.

www.artinbearpit.com

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Vickie Fear, The Keepers, 2015. Photo: Roser Diaz

The Kiosk Project - Marcus Jefferies & Colin Higginson

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The Kiosk Project

Marcus Jefferies & Colin Higginson
Castle Park
Thurs–Mon 11am–5pm
Free

Jefferies and Higginson’s site-specific, interactive installation takes on the form of a kiosk, from which they will be dispensing free, purpose made, souvenirs over the Art Weekender. Through this action of exchange and dialogue, they hope to explore the nature of place, history and the value systems in traditional heritage. The artists will directly engage with the public who will be invited to photograph the gifted objects in a new context and post images to a dedicated website.

The kiosk project will explore how we view, and interact with, the disused spaces of our city, their hidden histories and potential futures.

www.thekioskproject.com

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The Kiosk Project, Marcus Jefferies & Colin Higginson.

The Moon (Brothers Grimm) – A shadow puppet tale

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The Moon (Brothers Grimm) – A shadow puppet tale

Hamilton House
Sat 5pm–7pm
Free

Presenting a shadow puppet interpretation of the Brothers Grimm’s tale – The Moon accompanied with live electroacoustic audio.

Performed by Lloyd Starr, Scott Clarence, Nicola Hares, Kate Holmes, post-graduates from Bath Spa Creative Music Technology and the Behaviour ensemble.

www.hamiltonhouse.org @CoexistCIC

Food and drink promotions will be available at The Canteen in Hamilton House throughout the event.

www.canteenbristol.com

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Lloyd Star

The Taming of Moloch - Aural-I

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The Taming of Moloch

Aural-I
Hamilton House
Fri & Sat 6pm–7am
Free

Throughout the Weekender, Aural-I presents awe-inspiring images projected onto the façade of 77 Stokes Croft; illustrating Bristol’s transition from its industrial past towards a nature-embracing, balanced future. With the use of animation, projection mapping techniques and mobile technology, audiences will become immersed in a multi-sensory experience on a grand scale.

www.hamiltonhouse.org @CoexistCIC

Food and drink promotions will be available at The Canteen in Hamilton House throughout the event.

www.canteenbristol.com

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Aural-I. The Taming of Moloch

The Trading Post - Megan Clark-Bagnall

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The Trading Post

Megan Clark-Bagnall
The Bearpit
Sat 9am–4pm
Free

What treasure do you collect? Stamps from foreign shores, perfect skimming stones or mysterious coins? This is your opportunity to trade it!

Inspired by the historic Bristol Fair, Megan Clark-Bagnall invites you to revive the Bearpit as a place of exchange, and trade some happiness from your everyday journeys.

Visit www.artinbearpit.com to locate the artwork through geocaching. Leave your treasure and collect another.

Commissioned by Hand in Glove as part of Art in Bearpit.

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An everyday Party, Megan Clark-Bagnall. Photo: Jose Vegas

Theaster Gates

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Theaster Gates

St. George's Bristol
Sat 7pm
£10; £7.50 conc. plus fees
Age: 14+
Booking info:

Tickets; 0845 40 24 001

Join Theaster Gates for a one-night-only event in association with art producers Situations. One of the most celebrated American artists of his generation and winner of the 2015 Artes Mundi prize, this event coincides with Sanctum Theaster’s first UK public project which transforms the bombed out remains of Temple Church into an intimate gathering place in which to hear the city like never before.

www.sanctumbristol.com #sanctumbristol

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Theaster Gates. Photo: Sara Pooley, courtesy of White Cube.

TIME AND SPACE - Richard Long

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TIME AND SPACE

Richard Long
Arnolfini
Fri & Sat 11am–9pm; Sun 11am–6pm; Continues to 15 Nov
Free

A major new solo exhibition celebrating Bristol-based, Turner Prize winning artist, Richard Long. Part of the programme celebrating Bristol’s year as European Green Capital, the project looks particularly at the area where Long grew up and still lives, as the start and end point for many of his early walks and text works. The exhibition focuses on the artists’ personal relationship to place and local materials, and how the ideas and language developed through his early career were key in the development of ideas that the artist now realises across the world.

Richard Long’s beguilingly simple works use raw materials such as stones and driftwood, found along the way. These works are often simple interventions, marks of passage. Often these works leave little or no trace and works are documented through photographs or text works that record his ideas, observations and experiences.

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts #RichardLong

Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE, 2015. Photo: Stuart Whipps

Up Late: Gold exhibition

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Up Late: Gold exhibition

The Holburne Museum
Fri 5pm–9pm
Free; Gold exhibition £8.50
Booking info:

0122 538 8569

An evening of after-hours access to the galleries and special exhibitions. Relax with friends and a drink, and enjoy music in the Garden Café. Admission to Gold includes a cocktail.

www.holburne.org @Holburne

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Gold, Tigers Head, Royal Collection Trust © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2015

Urbanimals: Playable City Award Winner 2015 - LAX

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Urbanimals: Playable City Award Winner 2015

LAX
Watershed
Fri–Sun dusk–midnight; Continues to 19 Nov
Free

Startling Urbanimals are appearing in unexpected places across Bristol, waiting for you to play with them.

Leap with the graceful dolphin, chase a shy rabbit, find the secretive beetle or skip with a cheeky kangaroo. Lurking behind walls, hiding in dark corners, the Urbanimals are eager to play.

Taking place at various locations across Bristol, including city centre, Bedminster and Montpelier, full list of locations revealed in a map available from Watershed and online.

Created by LAX Poland, winners of the Playable City Award 2015.

Produced by Watershed.

www.playablecity.co.uk @PlayableCity

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LAX, Urbanimals

Walk & Talk: We are all architect-walkers

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Walk & Talk: We are all architect-walkers

Arnolfini
Sun 2pm
£5; £4 conc.
Age: 8+
Booking info:

Tickets; 0117 917 2300

Wrights & Sites are a group of artist-researchers who, for eighteen years, have focused on people’s relationships to places, cities and walking. They employ disrupted walking strategies as tools for playful debate, collaboration, intervention and spatial meaning-making. Join them on this special walk around Bristol as they discuss the role of walking in their creative practice.

Meet Wrights & Sites at Arnolfini Box Office to join the walk. Wear sensible footwear and dress for the weather.

The Walk & Talk series is part of the public programme of events presented alongside Richard Long’s major new solo exhibition, TIME AND SPACE

www.arnolfini.org.uk @ArnolfiniArts

@Wrights & Sites
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