Current Exhibitions

The Sanctuary Gallery - Imagine, South West Textile Group – May – August 2017

About the Exhibition:
“The theme of ‘Imagine’ was selected as a response to the exhibition venue; we considered the building and the diversity of people who reside in it. Most of the patients, visitors or staff will, at some point, imagine their future, be that health outcomes, holidays, hobbies or simply what they plan to do when they leave the building.

We meet to talk about the theme, bouncing ideas for work amongst each other. The work starts and we have smaller meetings to check how the work is coming progressing. Members gain confidence and maturity talking about their work and group constructive criticism is always welcome.

We present our response to the theme ‘Imagine’ and hope you find our work thought provoking, innovative and exciting.”

About the Artists:
South West Textile Group will be 28 years old in 2017, and was formed as an exhibiting group to promote the best in contemporary textile practice in the South West region of England. Past exhibitions have been held at The Eden Project, Slimbridge Wildlife & Wetlands Centre, Dartington College, Bridport Arts Centre, Taunton Museum, Bristol Guild Gallery and other venues in the South West.

Encouragement of new work and personal development of the artists is a key foundation of the group. The 30 -35 group members use a range of textile disciplines in their work including embroidery, weaving, photography, paper, eco- dye/print and felt.

Buying a piece from the exhibition:
For all sales or enquiries, please contact us. If an exhibited artwork is sold as a direct result of being displayed in the gallery, the artist donates 20% of the price to Fresh Arts. This commission is then used to purchase new works of art for waiting areas and wards from local artists.

Coming soon ...

Staff Art Exhibition:  1st September 2017 to 2nd January 2018
With such a large staff pool at North Bristol NHS Trust we have a wealth of artistic talent to celebrate. Our fourth Staff Art Exhibition will feature both two and three-dimensional work by staff from across the Trust, and is sure to be a wonderful show for patients and visitors to experience over the busy winter & Christmas period.

Calling all staff artists!
If you would like to enter work in the Staff Art Exhibition, please register your interest using  Microsoft Office document icon Fresh Arts Staff Art Exhibition 2017.doc by Friday 7th July 2017 – Please note: all exhibitors MUST register in advance!