Grain Barge


Ben Goodman

7 - 29 March 

Ben is an award winning printmaker based in Bristol who exhibits extensively throughout the UK including regular shows and the Royal Academies.

Alongside his personal work he also works occasionally to commission for clients such as The Bristol Old Vic and Palgrave MacMillan.


Laura Elliott

30 March - 3 May 

Laura Elliott illustrates and designs bespoke artworks and has a delightful drawing style. She is exhibiting with us a recent series of bird illustrations which are both joyful and capture a sense of playful fun.

She has also illustrated children's books amongst a wide range of other commercial work and currently works in Bristol under the pseudonym 'Drawesome Illustration'.


Amber Elise

5 - 31 May 

Amber Elise is an illustrator and screen printer who has honed her skills as an artist in Bristol over the last six years. She has developed a fresh, bold style inspired by the cut out of Matisse, the bright colours of Andy Warhol and the music of David Bowie.

Using a mapping nib and ink, Amber hand draws all her designs, brought to life using the vibrant palette that makes her style so recognisable. Murals, exhibitions and private commissions form the basis of her work.


Charlotte Rowlands

1 - 28 June 

Charlotte has lived in the historic maritime city of Bristol all her life. She attended Clifton High School where she studied Art and won The Trevor Haddrell Award. Charlotte enjoys painting landscapes, particularly scenes with water, and Bristolís beautiful harbour provides a plethora of attractive views. In her view, paintings of British beaches, the likes of Devon and Cornwall, and further afield such as Spain and Italy, evoke feelings of pleasure as many people are reminded of happy family holidays.

In addition, Charlotte has been commissioned to paint a wide variety of subjects from landscapes to jazz scenes to military aircraft. Due to her father being a Military Artist, she has been fortunate to showcase some of her paintings, predominantly scenes of Afghanistan, with the Royal Marines, a number of which directly helped to raise money for their Charitable Trust Fund (RMCTF).

Over the years Charlotte has taken part in various Arts Trails and has exhibited her work in The Royal West of England Academy, The Grant Bradley Gallery, numerous Clevedon galleries and The Brick Lane Gallery in London.



Chloe Regan

3 February - 1 March 

Chloť Regan trained at the Royal College of Art and exhibits nationally, with her work is on permanent display at the V & A Museum. She also lectures on Drawing and Illustration.

Her exhibition with us contains a selection of recent original drawings made from film stills and observation.



5 - 31 January 

Alexís photographs are the result of a trip he took to Venice in April 2014. The images seek to capture some of the cityís hidden corners and spaces as well as the beauty and magic of its history and architecture. He has chosen to display his pictures at the Grain Barge in the hope that its location will complement the work and inspire an appreciation of Bristolís own waterside culture.

Alex is a writer and photographer living in Bristol. He produces work around travel and urban landscapes as well as writing journalistic articles and short fiction.


Caroline Cesareo

& Marie-Atina Goldet

1 - 29 December 

Paper Chase

An exhibition of drawing and etching

For their first exhibition in Bristol, Caroline Cesareo and Marie-Atina Goldet present a set of drawings and etchings inspired by the idea of the exploration of the landscape.

While the one prints enigmatic scenes and creatures, the other one draws and improvises organic and messy architectures, making narration and abstraction converse.

Each in their own way, they evoke an experience of time, constructing an exhibition in the form of a paper chase.

View Caroline Cesareo
View Marie-Atina Goldet


3 - 29 November

Emily has been working on her series of Bristol images since falling in love with screen printing one ordinary Wednesday in 2006.  In the last 18 months she has been experimenting with digitally colouring her drawings to enable her to create larger and more complex views of the city.

Emily is currently undertaking the final year of an MA in Multidisciplinary Printmaking at UWE and is enjoying seeing the city from a new perspective - looking down from the basket of a hot air balloon as a change from looking across at horizons.



29 September - 2 November

Since September 2012, Steve Broadway has committed himself to producing a drawing at least every other day (on the other days, he looks after grandchildren, inhabits cafes and takes photographs). This exhibition features some of the resulting original ink/pencil sketches.

Before starting this ongoing project, Steve ran a successful architectural practice in Buckinghamshire for nearly 30 years, followed by 6 years working with young people in education in Somerset.


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