My last exhibition took place on the corridor of Southville Centre, Beauley Rd, Bristol BS3 1QG
Southville Centre is a modern hub for art and artists, one of the main venue for the Art Trail. It is also a great community centre, which provides support to local groups and the community in wide and diverse ways. It runs an older people’s club, outstanding nursery provision for 1-5 year olds and out-of-school provision for children from reception to year 6. Is a hub for businesspeople and locals alike.
This exhibition took place in the Grant Bradly Gallery, BS3 4AQ. I chose this venue as being one of the oldest and most tradition in displaying art in Bristol, and Bristol being a buzzing art world. The Grant Bradley Gallery is an ever-changing Bristol exhibition space showing work by local, regional and international artists.
The Grant Bradley Gallery, St Peter’s Court, Bedminster Parade, was opened by the then Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Peter Abraham, on 31st October 2005. Two years later, HRH The Princess Royal, visited the Gallery to unveil a plaque officially opening the St Peter’s Court Development.
The Grant Bradley Gallery is situated in the former Bedminster Library which was built by George Wills in 1914.
Since it opened, the Gallery has become a friendly meeting place for local residents, a showcase for artists from Bristol as well as from other cities all round the world and a fundraising site for The Grant Bradley Trust which helps a wide range of good causes.
With a new show every month you can guarantee to see something different every visit.
I had my first solo art exhibition in Bridgewater, in Victoria Park Community Centre. This was my first experience both in exhibiting or in solo show. My learning from it was diverse: having children attending, I learned that never to disregard my instinct that told me to put child-like works under my major works, making these more visible for children. Also I learned that people like to hear a story with the painting and mostly they hook on the story rather than the representation. And also, I learned that the amount of time that goes into exhibiting and advertising is almost as much the time that goes into the artworks!