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.
3rd January - 2nd February
Further information coming soon.
ELENA ORTIZ www.theredswallowprint.tumblr.com
3rd February - 2nd March
Elena Ortiz is a spanish printmaker based in Bristol. Her work is a result of her broad knowledge across a variety of printing techniques such as photopolymer or lithography.
Elena's practice is rooted in her everyday life which she portrays through drawing and photography. Behind Elena's work you can glimpse her interest for geography, nature and those small details which make our daily life different.
DAWN COOPER & LUCY DAVEY
www.dawncooper.com / www.lucydavey.co.uk
3rd - 30th March
Dawn Cooper is a freelance illustrator, living and working in the vibrant city of Bristol. She creates densely patterned pen drawings, which are then scanned, assembled and coloured digitally to form colourful, folky illustrations.
Dawn also likes to experiment with screen printing, translating her designs into simple screen-printed, one of a kind stationery items, and products for the home. She is inspired by wildlife, wild flowers, plant life and silhouetted forms, which often form the basis for these designs.
Lucy Davey has been a freelance illustrator since graduating from UWE in 2005. In that time she has created illustrations and lettering for over ninety book covers, as well as images for advertising, packaging design and magazines. She is represented by the Artworks illustration agency.
To get away from the computer Lucy likes to experiment with screen printing and she finds her love of limited colour and bold shape lends itself to the medium. Lucy learned to print at Spike Island and also Snap studio where she was a member in 2011/12.
Lucy is inspired by mid-century design, Japanese woodcut, old transport posters and American landscape photographers Carleton Watkins and Ansel Adams.
She is now a member of Drawn in Bristol studio and collective.
JANE ORMES www.janeormes.co.uk
31st March - 27th April
Jane Ormes is a silk screen printmaker. Her work is usually shot through with bright colour and animals in unlikely scenarios.
Primarily a printmaker, working two dimensionally, she also loves to dabble with 3D objects every now and again. She has made decorative wooden birdhouses from printed wood, cardboard printed dachshunds, and even families of wooden printed rabbits that slot together.
COO GELLER coogeller.blogspot.co.uk
28th April - 1st June
Coo wants to bring the sense of wonderment to her work that she feels for everyday things - a walnut, a parsnip, an acorn, an orange…
“I give value to each little thing,” she says, “to show its importance in the world.”
Natural materials, such as orange peel, sometimes play a part in the production of the work, which takes the form of laser cut pieces, book works, etchings and collographs. Recently, Coo has been making etchings using soft ground to directly transfer the texture of things.
2nd - 29th June
Further information coming soon.
For further information about our Exhibitions or if you'd like to display here, please email Dave Bain firstname.lastname@example.org
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