I visited Bristol this week for the third time, and although it was BALTIC, it still upheld it’s sunny facade for me. Bristol never fails to impress, particularly from an architectural, creative point of view.
It seems Bristol is jam packed full of creativity, I even met one girl who moved there just to be amongst it’s creative energy and to be creative. After 4 hours of exploration I already had an invite to an exhibition opening, at a lovely gallery called ‘Makers’…it is what it says on the box, it showcases local talent, mainly printmaking, textiles and jewellery. I forced myself back out into the cold for the opening that night which to my surprise on arrival I was handed a lovely tea cup with hot mulled cider, perfect! At that moment I felt the first little tinkling of Christmas festive spirit.
Talking about local talent, one of my main reasons for my Bristol visit was to see Anna at Anna Smithson gallery, a Bristol based gallery that has opened up a beautiful big pop up shop in Cabot Circus alongside the likes of accessorize and topshop. Anna stocks my current limited edition screenprints of Bristol and London, including the two new mini print series from both cities.
So new work of Bristol here it comes…watch this space!
Here’s some snap shots of my visit….just a few out of the 680 photos I took in the span of 72 hours, nothing out of the norm for me.