NOVEMBER / DECEMBER
KATE WESTAWAY katewestaway.com
25th November - 30th December
Underwater adventurer Kate Westaway is one of the world’s most accomplished underwater photographers and not only has she travelled all over the world photographing marine wildlife she also has a successful career in TV and film.
From photographing whales, dolphins and sharks on the sardine run in South Africa to Angelina Jolie on the set of Hollywood Blockbuster, Tomb Raider to traveling to some of the worlds most hostile places whilst working with Bear Grylls, she has a wealth of experience and a unique portfolio.
Her images have featured in magazines all over the world including Time Magazine and she was shortlisted for the Terry O'Neill Award in 2009.
Kate's new exhibition at The Grain Barge features her most popular underwater wildlife images taken during her 15 year career. Using black and white and other techniques she captures the dreamlike quality of being underwater.
For further information about our Exhibitions or if you'd like to display here, please email Dave Bain email@example.com
DAVE BAIN davebain.com
4th - 24th November
Local illustrator Dave Bain presents a collection of archival quality prints of his popular bird themed artworks.
Themes of nature, play and love are woven into his artworks, as well as elements of freedom and escapism.
When not creating artwork, Dave can be found working
on illustration commissions for local and national clients.
SARAH MARKS honeystreetgallery.co.uk
30th September - 2nd November
As part of this year's West Bristol Arts Trail, we play host to local, contemporary, landscape artist Sarah Marks.
Sarah works with oil paints on canvas and is inspired by the
beautiful West Country, particularly her home town of Bristol, capturing
many wonderful aspects of the city, especially the combination of rich
tradition and modern vibrancy.
JOAN WILSON joanwilsonimages.com
2nd - 28th September
Looking Down in Bristol
These photographs reveal bits of Bristol that most people miss because, quite sensibly, they keep their heads up. But by looking down you can see other parts of Bristol … the discarded, the cracked, the neglected, the patched, the ephemeral and the unexpected beauty in the most mundane things.
Joan Wilson is a painter and photographer living in Bristol.
CORDELIA HUTCHISON cordeliahutchison.com
29th July - 31st August
Cordelia will be exhibiting original oil paintings and signed giclee prints. Many of her works are inspired by the English seaside and the exhibition will also feature a collection of new works inspired by summer in Bristol. She also paints still life using vintage fabrics and objects with a focus on contrasts of colour and texture.
ALEXIA TUCKER alexiatuckerillustration.com
1st - 27th July
Family & Friends
Everyone has an animal they’d like to be, and curiously most of us share the traits of some charming creature or bold beast, whether physical or charismatic. Alexia’s new illustrations feature family and friends – relations, best friends, other halves and children are all depicted in their animal partnerships, each group scooting off on their own adventures…
HANNAH BAILEY hannah-bailey.co.uk
3rd - 30th June
A collection of recent work by Bristol-based illustrator Hannah Bailey on the theme of wordplays and whereabouts, with drawings and paintings inspired by oddments such as topiary, orchestras and pondlife to name but a few.
DRAWN IN BRISTOL drawninbristol.co.uk
29th April - 1st June
A selection of affordable artwork from local collective Drawn in Bristol featuring many talented illustrators from within our city on themes of wildlife, bikes, the harbourside and all manner of oddities.
1st - 28th April
WildWood brings together six illustrators from the Drawn in Bristol studio. The exhibition will include exciting new work from Liv Bargman, Alexia Tucker, Claire Shorrock, Gill Chantler, Dawn Cooper and Katy Christianson, focussed on the theme of woodland and wilderness. Artwork includes typography, papercutting, screen printing and painting alongside hand-drawn and digitally created work. Framed prints and originals will be for sale alongside affordable unframed reproductions.
GILL CHANTLER gillchantler.com
28th January - 2nd March
Scottish born Illustrator, Gill Chantler will be showcasing a collection of her work in a range of prints and gauche paintings.
Trained at Edinburgh College of Art, she specializes in bold colorful work inspired by natural forms, pattern and narrative.
PENCILFACE & LOUISA WOODWORTH flickr.com/photos/pencilface
4th - 31st March
Bristol-based illustrators Pencilface and Louisa Woodworth display a selection of their screnprints and original works. Both revel in the use of bright, bold colours and are influenced by 1970s children's books, weirdo movies, folk tales, and printed textiles.
ALISON ZAK-COLLINS alisonzakcollinsphotography.com
3rd - 27th January
Alison is a Bristol based photographer interested in stolen moments and seeing things from the bottom up. She particularly enjoys seeking out the beauty of the quirky, unexpected and forgotten.
DAVE BAIN davebain.com
5th - 30th December
Bristol illustrator, Dave Bain, displays a selection of his festive paintings of robins. Displayed amongst seasonal foliage this show highlights his long-term love of ornithology and the joy of capturing flickering moments of the feathered variety.
5th November - 2nd December
Muddying the Waters
An exhibition of monotype prints using mud collected from the River Avon in the New Cut. The Avon New Cut was opened in 1809 and the prints were made to commemorate that anniversary but, sadly, not exhibited at the time.
BEN WOOFF flickr.com/photos/benwooff
2nd - 4th November
Wild Life and Landscape
A selection of Ben Wooff's work focussing on the natural world and landscapes.
JENNY MACKENDRICK & ABI PONTON
3rd September - 1st October
Two local illustrators pair up to showcase a selection of their colourful work.
SARAH DUNCAN sarahduncan.net
30th July - 2nd Sept
Growing up with views over Dartmoor ignited Sarah’s love of landscape and the interplay of light and colour. She began painting at an early age and went on to study textiles at the West Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham. After a period working as a set decorator on feature films in the UK and abroad she has returned to the West Country and to painting. In her travels and her work she is particularly drawn to the coast with its rich light and sea-worn colours and textures. Her paintings start with the spontaneity and happenstance of monoprint, overlaid with the flat opacity of acrylics.
PHILIPPA THOMAS philippacaitlinthomas.blogspot.com
9th - 29th July
Philippa has been wandering the streets of Bristol and admiring the view, from the Avon Docks to the rooftops of Montpellier and the hills and houses in-between.
HIGH NOTES // low notes (reprise) drawninbristol.co.uk
4th June - 8th July
A group show from local illustration collective Drawn in Bristol featuring members: Alex Bertram-Powell, Laurie Stansfield & Michelle Barker.
SECOND LOOK secondlook.org.uk
30th April - 15th May
'f/16' : f/16 is an exhibition by sixteen members of Second Look, a volunteer-run association dedicated to promoting creative photography in Bristol. This exhibition, part of the Bristol Festival of Photography (BFOP), showcases the work of some of the group’s diverse membership covering a broad range of practitioners in the photographic medium. Second Look also runs numerous public events - TalkPhoto (regular photography talks), the annual Photo Marathon and the Bristol a Second Look competition.
image: Martin Edwards