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Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: A call out to artists, craftspeople and makers in the Bristol area!

Share your work with the Bristol public! From 7 July – 2 September 2018, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize touring exhibition.

This inaugural Prize celebrates 70 years of Woman’s Hour and showcases the most innovative and exciting craft work in the UK today, as selected from open submissions by a panel of experts. It is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in partnership with BBC Woman’s Hour and Crafts Council. The exhibition features work by the 12 finalists spanning ceramics, textiles, woodwork, bicycle design, glass and more.

Alongside the touring exhibition, and within the gallery space, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will create an area in which to celebrate local makers and engage visitors with ideas about making today.

The ‘Make Space’ – incorporating seating, display space, reading material and self-guided activities for visitors – will host special events on some weekends during the exhibition.

During the week, local makers (individuals or groups) are invited to use the Make Space for a couple of hours, a day, or more to share their work with exhibition visitors.

You or your group might want to run a demonstration, involve visitors in a drop-in activity, get feedback on some new work, or simply use the space for your monthly knit’n’natter / studio group crit – with an audience.

Makers are welcome to sell work (with 10% commission going to the museum shop) and give out information, business cards and so on. There will be some restrictions on the types of activity permitted in the space for safety and conservation reasons, and the museums team will review proposals for suitability. Applications are open to everyone (not just women!).

If you would like to find out more, please contact Karen MacDonald for a proposal form, guidelines and more information.
0117 922 3658

Imagebelow: Snuff boxes by Romilly Saumarez Smith for the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

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PRSC: 24Hr Our City - The People of The Croft

Fri, 11/05/2018 - Fri, 18/05/2018

We invite visitors to PRSC to come and see photographic portraits of passers-by, artists, residents, activists, tourists, homeless people, professionals – the people of the Croft.

Exhibition:  Friday 11 May to Saturday 12 May 2018.

For one night and one day only the entire set of photographs from 24H OUR CITY will be projected in real-time in the PRSC gallery while we celebrate the people who make Stokes Croft the extraordinary place that it is with sets from local musicians, performance artists, acrobats and poets.

For the opening of our one-week exhibition 24H OUR CITY – The People Of The Croft photographer Claudio Ahlers and installation artist Sarah Middleton are inviting visitors to re-live the 24-hours they spend capturing photographic portraits of passers-by, artists, residents, activists, tourists, homeless people, professionals – the people of the Croft – in a colourful living room set in front of the iconic mural at the corner of City Road and Stokes.

A selection of prints, unique audio interviews with some of the sitters in the images about their personal connection with Stokes Croft and a film documenting the original shoot on 5. and 6. December 2017 will be on display for the duration of the exhibition.

During the 24-hour opening reception visitors can also choose to have their photograph taken in the original 24H OUR CITY set which will be on display in the gallery, take away a fine art print of their photograph, pre-order a limited edition mug featuring a 24H OUR CITY image of their choice and invest in some great, original PRSC china to help support the invaluable work they do.

Just as the original 24H OUR CITY space was an invitation to people to come and rest, to make themselves at home, to step away from the hustle and bustle of their daily lives and to find a sense of belonging in the street, so will this special twenty-four-hour exhibition opening be an opportunity to connect with the people of the Croft, to their stories and to write another memorable day into the colourful history of the Stokes Croft we love.

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