The first ever Bristol Art Weekender is taking place from 2nd – 5th May 2014. The four day event has been designed to celebrate art across the city and to showcase Bristol as one of the most vibrant and flourishing centres for art in the UK.
Led by arts producer Situations, in collaboration with 16 art organisations and artist groups, the initiative aims to encourage people to visit exhibitions and events and go behind the scenes at artist studios.
Exhibitions and events include: ‘I’m Staying’ by Shaun C. Badham at Arnolfini, Spike Island Open Studios, Jeppe Hein’s ‘Follow Me’ at the Royal Fort House Gardens, ‘English Magic’ by Jeremy Deller at the Bristol Museum & Gallery – and the much anticipated ‘Park and Slide’ by Luke Jerram.
The organisers have developed some self-guided Weekender Trails across the programme and the new Bristol Art Map can be used to plan your exploration.
Across the weekend there will be a number of Bristol Art Weekender ambassadors (wearing distinctive BAW t-shirts) in various locations to give information and advice about the art works and where to find them.
There are a series of specific events taking place over the weekend including: a special scribble and sketch and story time event at the RWA, a Sarah Records Walking Tour at Arnolfini, The Power of the Sea gallery walk and talk at the RWA, artist tours at Antlers gallery and The Official Bristol Art Weekender Party at Arnolfini.