Grain Barge



Maria Lovell

17 February - 30 March

Maria is an artist originally from Siberia currently living in Bristol. She has studied fine art and continues to explore different techniques to represent her ideas. Much of her work is inspired by the sea where she spent her childhood, so sailors and gulls are just some of her favourite characters.

She works on canvas with oil, paper and ink or creates digital illustrations. All of her characters are different, but they have something in common - sailor striped tops!




30 November - 20 December

Molly Palfrey is a young Bristol born and based artist; creating detailed, versatile black and white illustrations inspired by her passion for the appreciation and protection of the natural world.
Pieces for this exhibition will illustrate the winter season.

Her technique incorporates the use of dot work and organic patterns; also used to produce a portfolio of unique tattoo designs. Molly also explores the use of pyrography, burning her creative designs into beautiful locally sourced wood and furniture.



2 - 29 November

Liane is an artist that is focused on the small and often hidden aspects in nature. Objects found lying on the grass from sheepís skulls to delicate feathers are collected and bought back to the studio.

She composes still life artworks of these found objects, creating detailed ink drawings. Her delicately composed images highlight the amazing natural wonders that can be found if you look no further than a hedge or what lies at your feet.


Mary Corum

28 September - 1 November

A visual artist based in Bristol, Mary Corum creates pieces originating from her own finely detailed drawings, depicting places that she has visited and subjects close to her heart.

She incorporates her knowledge of screen-printed textile designs and love of line and pattern into her work, transforming her original drawings into beautifully crafted fabric artworks.


Cai Burton

31 August - 27 September

Cai Burton is a young, Bristol based artist. He creates black and white illustrations by hand using different types of line and patterns. For this exhibition, he wants to share his work incorporating zentangles and mandalas with Bristol inspired illustration, creating detailed and interesting pieces.

He's worked on a variety of projects across Bristol including creating Co-LABs Spring window display and T-shirt design as well as painting for the Upfest street art festival.


Caroline Savage

3 - 30 August

As part of a personal project titled ďA Localís Guide to BristolĒ, Caroline's illustrations celebrate Bristolís most treasured spots. With an emphasis on intricate detail and strong colour they pick-out the charming character of various places from around the city.

Produced in conjunction with a fold out pocket map of Bristol, these illustrations highlight the areas locals visit on a regular basis. The project includes images of The Grain Barge, The Bristol Ferry, The Old Duke, to name a few, along with Bristolians' comments on their favourite memories and places from around the area.

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Andy Cook

29 June - 2 August

By day, Andy Cook is a CAD designer preparing professional building plans. His professional skill and enthusiasm for this design software led him to discover a joy in experimenting with its capabilities, utilising it to form works of art.

Spurred on by fellow artists and Bristol's vibrant creative culture, Andy has developed strikingly simple visions of our city through his knowledge of the CAD design software. His expert use of modest lines and blocks of colour bring a calming and ordered sensibility to his interpretations of our city's landscape.

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.


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.


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'.


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.


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.

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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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