BREAK A LEAD
3 February - 2 March, Main Bar
Hot & Cold
Third-year illustration students, from the renowned course at UWE, take over our main bar exhibition space to present a show on the theme of 'Hot & Cold'.
This annual showcase of emerging talent has proved to be an exciting insight into the hot-bed of new illustrative skills coming out of Bristol.
3 - 30 March, Main Bar
Francis Gard presents a collection of photographs aiming to show figures in the slightly abstract. Changing the orientation of the viewpoint to being underwater has powerfully aided this distortion of the human form.
Working in her local swimming pool, Francis has played on the effects of water on the body. She balances the weightlessness of swimming with the unusual poses that can be achieved in such an environment. Viewing her composed photographs may result in a lingering sensation of mystery, requiring more than the casual glance to work out the puzzle.
31 March - 27 April, Main Bar
Cordelia Hutchison will be showing an exciting collection of new oil paintings inspired by everyday subjects often with interesting colours and textures and contrasts of bright and muted tones.
Cordelia is a History of Art Graduate but has always had a passion for fine art. During her degree at Bristol University she had the opportunity to study both History of Art and Fine Art in Florence. Studying in Florence at the Charles Cecil School of Fine art was a chance for Cordelia to learn some of the old Atelier techniques and study in depth from the life model.
Cordelia’s work has been shown at the Mall Gallery in London, the Affordable Art fairs in both London and Bristol and Harvey Nicholls, Bristol.
TANIA SCHMIEDER / JON MANN
31 March - 27 April, Green Room
An exhibition of intricate drawings by Jon Mann and still life oil paintings by Tania Schmieder.
Both artists are self-taught and produce work which shows evidence of much patience and accuracy - they compliment each other perfectly.
View / Tania Schmieder's work
View / Jon Mann's work
SBA TRAIL 2014
28 April - 1 June, Main Bar
If you would like to take part in the SBA arts trail, then visit their website.
If you would like to display your artwork in our Cafe Bar, then you'll need to first become a SBA Trail member and then get in touch with us via email: email@example.com
View / SBA site
2 - 29 June, Main Bar
Always inspired by new places, cultures and beautiful scenery, Sophie had an itch to go to India. When she was accepted as Artist in Residence at Chhaap Printmaking Studios in Gujurat, she decided she would explore the country first, before spending a month creating a series of new prints, inspired by the places she had been.
The colours and textures in the monoprints are built up in layers of ink which she applies using a roller. The sharp shapes are achieved by using stencils of paper which she cuts using a craft knife following the lines of her initial sketch. Her technique lends itself really well to capturing the landscape of India, the rich colours and varying tones.
Sophie is part of Drawn in Bristol, a collective of local illustrators and shares a studio space with many of them in Hamilton House, Stokes Croft.
For further information about our Exhibitions or if you'd like to display here, please email Dave Bain firstname.lastname@example.org
NICHOLAS DIETRICH www.nicholasdietrich.co.uk
Main Bar ~ 3rd January - 2nd February
Idolized Greek demigods have devolved over time and appear now as guitar heroes, expressing individuality, freedom and sexuality through apparent virtuosity. Ecstatic and tragic, optimistic and melancholic, these figures roam through epic and bleak landscapes.
There is a conflation of screaming, crunching, metallic guitars and vast mountainous landscapes; the landscape is a manifestation of the sound. The easily identifiable celebrity is shunned in favor of cult figures, those individuals who quietly influenced our heroes.
GILL CHANTLER www.gillchantler.com
Green Room ~ 2nd - 30th December
Gill Chantler is a Scottish born illustrator who loves to work in silouette with bold colours. Themes of old folk tales and mythical beasts run through her work.
This Christmas she will be exhibiting a number of pieces on themes of Winter and Mythology within Tobacco Factory's Green Room space, as well as providing festive decorations for our Main Bar.
MIKE ROME & MATHEW WHITE
Main Bar ~ 28th October - 30th November
Mike's subtle brushed out oils juxtaposed with Mathew's vibrant acrylics create an emotional roller coaster ride of colour though our main bar space. This double dose of abstract art brings together two artists originally from the South East, but now settled in Bristol.
Mathew White was born in North London in 1957 and became a keen artstudent influenced by his father, an accomplished professional artist and designer. He lived in St.Ives for a while during the seventies, immersing himself in the local scene. View his work here.
Mike, who admits to having been born somewhat earlier, has been painting with oils for over 30 years. He moved to Bristol two years ago and has been actively exhibiting and selling since. Some of his paintings were recently featured in local and National newspaper articles. View his work here.
JOHN KILBURN johndkilburn.com
Green Room ~ 4th - 30th November
John Kilburn is a freelance artist based in Falmouth Cornwall. He makes and sells his own silkscreen prints, pop-up books and comics.
John recently graduated with distinction from Falmouth University’s MA in Authorial Illustration and has gone on to work for Atlantic Press Books, Origin Coffee, Slut clothing, Strandline books and Tiny Pencil amongst others.
John is currently setting up his own printing studio with a group of Cornish illustrators as well as setting up a gallery space in Falmouth itself.
Main Bar ~ 30th September - 26th October
A collection of paintings exploring the unexpected. Taking cues from 16–19th Century European still-life painters, this is a body of work where the objects depicted are not always what they seem. Be it a dual function, an unnatural scenario or an unusual material that takes you by surprise.
The highly detailed paintings are intended to draw the viewer into the composition and then allow them to step back and consider the interplay between the objects. Matthew graduated from UWE with a BA Hons degree in Fine Art in Context in 2000.
CHRIS DEAN chrisdeanphoto.co.uk
Green Room ~ 30th September - 3rd November
Good Garden Awards are handed out by a team of volunteer judges, to people across Greater Bedminster who've made an effort to brighten up their outside spaces.