Stuart Nurse in Connect One

Stuart Nurse from studio M6 is taking part in Connect One, a group show at The Create Centre Gallery, Smeaton Road, Bristol. The private view is Wednesday 9th Nov, 5-9pm and the show continues until the 28th Nov. All welcome!

Memories to draw on

A retrospective collection of Catherine Knight's paintings will be on show at Sidcot Arts Centre, Winscombe, North Somerset until the 10th November 2011.

Busy Open Sunday at BV

BV Open Studios Preview

A fantastic opening night was had by all at BV, with some great art, lovely people and delicious food. A year on from the first Open Studios, this years was even bigger and better and cemented BV's place in the Bristol art world. 

All images courtesy Steve Norton


Anne Adamson in Studio G6 is showing new paintings of imagined landscapes at The Glass Room Gallery in Colston Hall. The exhibition, TRACES, will run from 7th-30th October 2011.

Topographic Translations

Topographic Translations is the fourth and final show in the current MadeScapes series and features the work of BV artists Tom Johnson and Nic Marshall.

Private View 06/10/11 6pm-9pm

Bristol Diving School
Albion Dockside
Hanover Place

Lizzie Cannon
Tom Johnson
Nic Marshall
Poppy Pitt

Our species inhabits and moves through a vast variety of surroundings. As we traverse natural and created environments considering their changing discourse, we share a desire to develop an understanding of this relationship.

Topographic Translations presents impressions of human interaction with occupied environments. The sprawling urban spaces of our cities, the romanticised impressions of traditional painting and the peoplescapes of densely populated public buildings, represent core interests for these four artists. 

Using installation, sculpture, drawing, painting and collage to evidence and document this social presence, the work projects a sense of how we understand this dynamic. From map making to embroidery, and surface duplication to object production, the exhibition utilizes the gallery as a platform for both new and historically aware observations of our surroundings.

For more information

September News

‘Rise’ Website launch & Artist Harriet White at Motorcade/FlashParade.

Ingrid Chauvet, moved into studio M6 last year to start her now booming business, ‘RISE’ Consulting Structural Engineers. 
Unusually she has chosen to share her daily working environment with artists and designers. In doing so, she is perhaps helping to break down the cultural divide that still exists between traditional engineering professions and the creative industries. 
In September Ingrid will launch her website at Motorcade/FlashParade.
To run simultaneously with the launch, she is sponsoring a show of paintings in the gallery by BV artist Harriet White, recently selected for the BP Portrait awards touring exhibition. 

Martyn Cross in Northampton

Martyn from G1 will be showing a selection of work alongside CJ Mahoney, Catherine Bertola and others in Intervention Intervention at the Fishmarket Gallery, Northampton, 28th September - 12th November. More details can be found at or by following Martyn on twitter

Los Amantes 2011

MOTOR MOUTH, Sat 24th of September at BV Studios

Motormouth (image Poppy Pitt)

MotorMouth was set up by Poppy Pitt as a sister group to London Based Engine chat chat run by Elizabeth Murton of Core Blimey Arts+Core Gallery, Depford, South East London.

It is an informal place to discuss work and get feedback from other artists, an opportunity for artists of any discipline to focus on the ideas, content and context of their work. Motor Mouth will run as a monthly event from the MotorcadeFlashparade Gallery as part of its regular programme. It is a small group with opportunities to present or just join the discussion. 

The event is Free but booking is required as we limit the number of presenters, See the MotorMouth page on the Motorcade/Flashparade website for more details.

Please Contact if you would like to present at a MotorMouth session.

System History at MadeScapes

MadeScapes is proud to announce the second of its four exhibitions: System History. 

System History draws together three artists who have considered the position
of humanity from within these urban-landscapes, from the physical to the virtual, 
through the petro-plastic to the packaged and pixelated. Vibrant. Ecstatic. Eclectic. 

Jack Addis, Will Kendrick and Alex Cotterell


DJ & Live sets from:
Spaces Between
Hatrick & Roblobster

After Party at the Golden Guinea!

9 Waring House
Redcliff Hill
Bristol, United Kingdom         

Visit for more details

Catherine Knight

Catherine Knight will be appearing in 'No. 1: Paint' at Blankspace, Manchester from 9th-25th September. Further details below or at

Yosemite by Catherine Knight


MadeScapes is a series of four exhibitions taking place over August and September featuring the work of a number of BV artists. See their website for more details.

August News

Rob Lang in London, Berlin and Poland

The Pre-text 2011

Cieplice Summer Studio, CeIplice Śląskie-Zdrój, Poland
15 - 20 August 2011

Deptford X Open, Core Gallery, London
24th September - 2nd October 2011
Preview: Friday 23rd September 7-9pm
South London Last Friday, 30th September 6.30-8.30pm

Berlin Art Project, Hasenheide, Berlin
The Alliance 2011

Martyn Cross in London

Martyn will be represented by artist run space Aid & Abet at new London art fair 'Sluice', 15th-16th October 2011

Mariele Neudecker in Europe & Canada

Solo exhibition at Thomas Rehbein Galerie, Cologne, Germany

Belvedere. Warum ist Landschaft schön?, Arp Museum 
Bahnhof Rolandseck, group-show curated by Christine Heidemann & Anne Kersten.

Preternatural/Supernatural, Natural History Museum, Ottawa, 
Canada, group-show. Also touring to Spain and Germany, curated by Celina Jeffery.

BV also welcomes six new tenants:
Kate Griffiths to Studio G1. 
Liam Rush and Adam Collier to Studio G10. 
Laurance Kell, Maja Beattie and Shasha Welsh Donaldson to Studio M6.

'Anonymous' exhibition opportunity

View Gallery in Bristol are collaborating with Gregg Latchams (a local law firm) for a charity event with an aim of raising £10,000 for the Prince's Trust by the end of September 2011. 

Similar in nature to the RCA 'Secrets' postcard exhibition of unnamed artwork, 'Anonymous' will present the work of unknown artists to the general public who can then purchase their favourite piece. Each artwork will cost £25 and must be 5x7 or 6x8 inches in size.

There will also be an art auction hosted by auctioneer Andrew Morgan on the opening night of the exhibition.

Should you wish to take part in either event, please check View Gallery here or contact Marissa Rabone by email or phone 0117 9069477. 

July News

Midge Naylor & Alex Korzer-Robinson at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition.
Midge Naylor, Studio M6, and Alex Korzer-Robinson, G6, both selected from amongst 12,000 entries to hang in the Royal Academy summer exhibition. Alex appeared on ‘The  Culture Show’ and Midge got a mention in the very literary ‘Spectator’ mag. 
“A much needed shaft of wit can be found in ‘Max Ernst’s Trampette’, carefully spiked by Midge Naylor.” Andrew Lambirth writing on the RA summer exhibition.
Inner Life by Alex Korzer-Robinson 2010

Harriet White at the BP National Portrait Awards
Harriet White  Studio M4, successful for the second time in being selected for the BP National Portrait Awards exhibition. 

Wanderflower by Harriet White

Deborah Feiler at Great Ormond Street
Deborah Feiler, M4, selected by Axis, the artist’s database to take part in a digital group exhibition at Great Ormond St. Hospital.

Hannah Cummings new publication
Children’s author and illustrator Hannah Cumming, M6, is about to publish her second book, ‘The Lost Stars’.
The Lost Stars by Hannah Cummings

Will Kendrick in Oxford
Will Kendrick, G10, shows in ‘Circumference’, until 16th July, a mixed exhibition at Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown, Oxford.

Helen Ward: Ethical Awards commission.
BV paper artist, Helen Ward, M1, commissioned to make 12 trophies for the Observer Ethical Awards on the subject of Butterflies, was overwhelmed to be mixing with the stars at the awards ceremony in the V&A on June 10th. She rubbed shoulders with celebrity hosts Colin Firth and Lily Cole. James Lovelock was honoured with a lifetime achievement award 

Louise Short at Los Gazquez
Louise Short, G4, is to return to Los Gazquez for part three in a series of residencies for Joya: arte + ecologia.

Mariele Neudecker in New York, Berlin & Norway
Mariele Neudecker, G5. Currently has 3 exhibitions until September:
‘Otherworldly’, Artist Dioramas and Small Specacles, curated by David McFadden, MAD Museum, New York, USA.
‘Screaming From The Mountain’, Landscapes and Viewpoints. Curated by Pontus Kyander, Sörlandets Kunstmuseum, Norway.
Rohkunstbau, Schloss Marquart, curated by Mark Gisbourne Berlin, Germany.

Ruth Piper at RUH

Ruth Piper from M6, shows ‘Mini Abstractions’, with Mivart artist Cath O’Leary, at the Royal United Hospital, Bath from 19th July.

'100 Small Pictures' No. 91 by Ruth Piper

Tamany Baker

Tamany Baker, M3, has show on until 13th August at Prema Arts Centre, Uley, Gloucestershire and is working towards getting her book, 'Living with Wolfie', published by Dewi Lewis, with a launch early next year at the Tobacco Factory. 

Young Magpie by Tamany Baker

BV Studios welcome Christine Sullivan and Rob Flint

Motorcade/Flashparade, the artspace at BV Studios will play host to artists Christine Sullivan and Rob Flint this August. As winners of the 2011 summer residency submission they propose to use the gallery space to examine the use of the human voice in a ritualised context. 

For more information please check the website here

Martyn Cross at Aid & Abet

Martyn Cross from studio G1 will have paintings and curios on show in this newly opened artist run space in Cambridge until the end of July 2011. For further information please check the Aid & Abet website
Some installation views below...