We all have days when the world may seem too foreign and dull to the lot of us mundanely venture the course of life’s routine events and practicing years of consistent schedule. Consistency, at times, is synonymous with death. Granted, that may sound a tad too morbid but when we imagine ourselves or even experience an event that we call unearthly and out of the ordinary, our minds dwell in indulgence of a realization that there is much more vibrancy to witness and behold on this globe that we call home but never entirely explore.
Art is synonymous with the living, breathing pulse of life. The quietness of an exhibition, the captivating brilliance of every curator and artist alike is depicting the world through their artistic mind.
out of whole of UK we chose Bristol to cover art events because it is the land of artists and there are on-going events throughout the year and as the spring’s hits in itself, artist hit it with the paint brush and we come across the art exhibitions and events that portray art. Being in the city of Art you will find it too inspiring to underestimate the artistic soul in oneself that is bound to at least admire what eyes see.
Below are some art events taking place in the thriving city of Bristol you should consider paying a visit.
Adela Breton: Ancient Mexico in Colour
6 August—14 May 2017
“The remarkable Adela Breton (1849-1923) worked at archaeological sites in Mexico making full-size colour copies of ancient Mexican ruins. Her copies of the wall paintings in temples and buildings in Chichén Itzá, Teotihuacan and Acancéh are now the only full record of what was there in the 1900s and allow today’s academics to interpret the images and the history they show. They are recognised as of great importance for Mesoamerican studies.
For the first time since the 1940s, the large water colours will be on display as a celebration of Adela Breton, her art and the art of ancient Mexico.” In Bristol
Stone Age to Iron Age
17 September—25 June 2017
“Explore highlights from Bristol’s archaeology collections in a brand new Stone Age to Iron Age display.
Prehistoric people were resourceful, inventive and skilled. Find out about the sites they left behind and be amazed by objects including 300,000 year old stone tools, Bronze Age swords and beautifully decorated Iron Age jewellery.
Recent archaeological discoveries found locally will also be displayed for the first time. Discover the antiquarians, archaeologists and scientists who have helped shape our understanding of prehistoric Bristol and learn about local places to visit.”
Warrior Treasures: Saxon Gold from the Stafford shire Hoard
22 October—23 April 2017
“Set within a mysterious forest enters Warrior Treasures to be captivated by a dazzling collection of gold, silver and semi-precious gems from Anglo-Saxon weaponry.
Damaged and fragmentary, these superbly crafted fittings were discarded, but who buried them? And did they intend to come back for them?
The collection is part of the Stafford shire Hoard, considered one of the most significant Anglo-Saxon finds. It almost certainly represents the spoils of war, fought in an ancient kingdom during the 7th century AD.
Don’t miss the opportunity to come up close to these magnificent treasures and discover how a sword was more than a weapon – it signified a warrior’s status, wealth, family and even religious beliefs.”
Basim Magdy: The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings
14 April—18 June 2017
“Arnolfini presents The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings, the first UK solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy.
Situated somewhere between fact and fiction, Basim Magdy’s work is rooted in dreams, scientific theory and failed utopian ambitions. Full of humour and quiet melancholy, his works on paper and in film, photography and slide projection reflect on the present social and political climate and our collective failure as, in the desire for progress, we repeat the same mistakes over and over again in a recurring cycle of aspiration, action and defeat.
The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings is Basim Magdy’s first solo exhibition at a public institution in the UK. With a focus on the artist’s film work, the exhibition layers past, present and future, revealing social blueprints and ideologies that unfold across time.”
BABE 2017: Bristol Artists Book Event
01 April—02 April 2017
“It’s back! The most awaited event for niche artists sixth biennial festival of artist book making, where the work of book makers are featured and small presses from around the world.
Since 2007, BABE has established a great reputation as a relaxed and friendly event to meet and chat to book artists about their work and buy their work of art. With more than 80 makers taking part, and prices start from just a few pounds, there will be something for everyone.
Expect performances, interventions, talks and workshops across the weekend to keep you occupied.
BABE Features artists from all over the UK, Ireland, The Netherlands, Italy, Germany, Norway and South Korea.” So be there for a unique experience.
Register now and have a colourful spring with your mates or even by your lonesome in a port city of UK labelled as the Birthplace of America.