Two works selected for Bristol Contemporary Open, an artist-led initiative and annual exhibition, showcasing emerging contemporary artists from the Bristol and South West region. The exhibition has been organised and curated by practicing artists to promote the work of some of
the region’s foremost emerging artists. The aim is to ‘fill the gap’ not addressed by our white cube artspaces and modern galleries by presenting new artists to new audiences, and introducing local communities to the latest ideas in the visual arts.
BCO presents 24 of the region’s brightest rising stars. In contrast to conventional exhibitions, the artists will be showing their own selections of their newest work, presenting both their latest ideas and techniques, emanating from their studios
and workshops. The exhibition features a range of painting, drawing, sculpture, print and photography. This innovative show was originally conceived in 2007 after the successful ‘Revelation’ exhibition at Paintworks.
The exhibition reflects the current interests of contemporary artists working in the region, with artworks that explore themes of relationship, environment, threat and fantasy.
John Higgins, Vice President RWA Bristol, Phillippa Haynes, head of arts and culture, Bristol City Council, Alicia Miller, Bristol Visual Arts Consortium, Gill Nicol, Spike Island Printmakers, Katherine Cocksha, The Fine Art Print Company.
Exhibition curated by: Chuck Elliot
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