Fresh Arts Gallery Locations

Southmead Hospital 

We have four Fresh Arts’ galleries in the main atrium of the Brunel Building at Southmead Hospital, which are used for different exhibitions:

Opposite the multi-faith room: The Sanctuary Gallery
This space is managed by Fresh Arts. We prioritise work by local professional artists, artist groups & staff. We have an open theme to encourage work from a wide range of people. We work with artists who have a body of work, or who are part of an artists’ group.

The Sanctuary Gallery is located in the main Atrium of the Brunel building at Southmead Hospital, Bristol, directly opposite the multi-faith space, The Sanctuary.

The gallery is approximately 30 metres long, with an additional length of approximately 4 metres of gallery wall next to Pharmacy at Gate 12, Brunel building, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.

If an exhibited artwork is sold as a direct result of being displayed in the gallery, the artist donates 20% of the purchase price to Fresh Arts. This commission is then used to purchase new works of art for waiting areas and wards within North Bristol NHS Trust.

Gate 36: Schools and Community Gallery

This gallery can be found in the Brunel building at Gate 36 near the League of Friends café within the main Atrium.

The space is divided across two walls of the gate area, accommodating approximately 30 works.

The gallery is open to use by local schools and community groups and is changed bi-annually. We are proud to celebrate and support our local community in this space and welcome enquiries by new groups. 

Gates 24 to 18: Synecdoche Gallery and North Bristol Artists Gallery
This changing gallery space is curated by Synecdoche, a group of artists based at Spike Island Gallery in Bristol.

Synecdoche (pronounced SI-NEK-DUH-KEE) is a Bristol-based network and support group for emerging artists. The group meet regularly to discuss work, share ideas and create exhibitions around the country that showcase their diverse practices.

The second changing space is curated by North Bristol Artists, a vibrant collective of over 100 artists who live or have studios in the North Bristol area. It includes a mixture of new & established artists working in different media. The group organise an annual arts trail in St Andrews and Bishopston extends through Henleaze, Westbury Park, Redland, Montpelier and all along the Gloucester Road.

Any queries about their exhibitions should be made directly to the organisations: www.synecdocheart.com and www.northbristolartists.org.uk

Cossham Hospital

There is a changing exhibition space within the Rapid Access Clinic at Cossham Hospital; for further information contact us.