News, Opportunities & What's On: April 2019

Welcome to the April 2019 edition of the Bristol Creatives' e-bulletin.  As usual this edition is full of the latest news, opportunities, jobs, workshops, courses and exhibitions to help you develop and grow your creative practice.

Also don't forget if you are one of our Gold Members then it's always a good time to update your Creative Directory listing(s) and to post details of your latest exhibitions, talks, workshops, courses, opportunities, jobs and news on the website and we'll include them in the next e-bulletin that will go out on around 1 May 2019.

In the meantime don't forget to visit NewsJobs & Events for the latest opportunities and listings, and join over 9500 followers on Twitter@bristolcreative and 'like' our Facebook Page too!  

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Welcome to the following NEW Bristol Creatives Gold Members:

Camille Aubry is a French freelance illustrator and graphic novel artist based in Bristol and working between the UK and France. Before graduating with an MA Illustration from Camberwell College of Arts Camille studied architecture and this has always influenced her artwork. Her practice is deeply rooted in the subject of urbanity and human interaction with the built environment. She uses illustration and graphic novel art, in two or three dimensions, to document her observations of everyday life, where the urban landscape is either the subject or the background of her creations.

Pennywell Studios is a warm, bright, converted warehouse less than a mile from Cabot Circus in the heart of Bristol, we offer a variety of open plan studio spaces, hot desk options and workshop spaces for artists, creatives, small businesses and freelancers.  Pennywell has a welcoming, friendly atmosphere with a number of break out areas including workshop spaces, a meeting room, a separate spraying room, a communal kitchen and a small dining area. We offer 24 hour access and high speed fibre optic broadband. Competitive rental prices, inclusive of all bills, WiFi, heat, light, buildings insurance, general maintenance, use of all communal spaces, tea, coffee and great company.

Sewing in Bristol
 Stylish functional clothing made by you! Sewing is a skill everyone can master and I hope to introduce (or reignite) this for you. Once you understand the basics it doesn't have to be difficult to start making your own clothes. My focus is on practical clothing that will build the basis of your wardrobe which you'll enjoy wearing all year round. I offer various classes to suit your skill level. I hope to meet you soon at one of them.

Studio 31
offers studios and office space to rent in a prime Bristol location. Located at the top of Park Street, this stunning Georgian building houses some of Bristol's best and brightest entrepreneurs. We have a variety of different spaces to suit any needs, whether you are a budding artist looking to get involved in our vibrant creative hub or have an expanding business and need more space, we have options to suit you.

I'm Karis Reilly, an Illustrator, and designer based in Bristol. I love to create fun and imaginative characters and have a particular fascination for illustrating all things cosmic in Outer Space.  My work has a retro colour palette with vibrant pops of colour inspired by the 1950's and 60's cartoon posters. I enjoy working in digital format but always start with a hand-drawn sketch and ideation pages to explore the subject.

A big thank you to these Bristol Creatives Members who have recently renewed their Gold Membership:

In Bristol Studio is an artist-led space particularly suitable for designer makers. Based in an 1830s Cotton Mill just off Feeder Road in Barton Hill, they offer fully equipped work space for woodwork, ceramics, print and textiles with a variety of sized studio units to rent from 60-100 sq-ft. Prices start from £27 per week all inclusive. In Bristol Studio also offer a Pay-As-You-Go service where non-members can use the workshop facilities for a daily or weekly rate. There are opportunities to run workshops and classes from the exhibition space and they hope to host collective shows.

Make it - Kim Thomson Design - Jewellery Silversmithing Tutor with over 20 years expereince delivering fun, accessible and dynamic workshops and courses. Weekly Courses and one day Workshops run at The Bristol Folk House, Park Street, Bristol and Orchard Workshop in Kingswood. Private 1 to 1 and small group workshops in Mangotsfield, South Gloucestershire.  Workshops suitable for all abilties, including complete beginners. 

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Several other members also joined up or renewed this month, but haven't listed themselves in our online Creative Directory yet so we can't highlight you here!  Visit our online Help page for information on how to add your listings to the website, or email sally@bristolcreatives.co.ukfor more information.  It's easy to do and it will help with your marketing, and generate new work opportunities too!

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Not a Gold Member already? Then join now! Our Gold Membership Scheme is excellent value for money enabling you to promote your work and other activities to over 2000 people each month.  Plus it's a great way to support Bristol Creatives - we rely on Gold Membership Fees to keep the website running and up-to-date, and to send out these e-bulletins!


It costs from as little as £30 a year for which you can post your news, opportunities, announcements, studio listings, jobs and what's on events on our website, which has over 7500+ unique visitors a month.  Your listings will also automatically be included in these monthly e-bulletins, which go out to over 1800+ subscribers and we'll share them on Twitter @bristolcreative which has over 9500+ followers too. All in all a very affordable and efficient way to promote what you do!

You will also be able to set up a listing(s) in our exclsuive online Creative Directory and be showcased in our Members' Showcase Banner on our homepage and benefit from a range of discounts on things like art materials, printing and delivery.  It's great value for money and an excellent way to promote yourself and your creative practice.  For more information about the benefits and to join today visit Gold Members.
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Finally, as usual there's loads going on in Bristol this month and with lots of new opportunities, events and jobs being posted all the time - keep checking the website regularly for the very latest listings.  Please feel free to forward this e-bulletin and recommend Bristol Creatives to your friends and colleagues as we are keen to get the word out about our network so that we can help support and promote visual and applied arts in Bristol.

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