On the weekend of 26th and 27th November The North Bristol Art Trail will be taking place in and around Bishopston and it will be a great way to introduce your children to the world of art!
The trail is one of the most established arts trails in Bristol and features many established, well-known artists who sell their work professionally all year round, but launched their careers on the trail.
Many of these artists are represented in Bristol art galleries and have their work in public places such as Bristol Temple Meads or teach their craft at Stokes Lodge, St Paul’s Learning Centre or Spike Island.
One great example is Hew Richards Evans who started by showing his wonderful seascapes on the art trail over a decade ago.
He is now an incredibly successful artist and his work features in top galleries, for example, Hidden is in the Clifton Arcade, and his work also hangs in places such as the beautiful new Backwell House.
Huw’s house actually features on the trail and you can pop into Huw’s house and have a chat over a cup of tea!
Other artists have only just joined the trail and are opening their houses to show their work for the first time. Some artists will join forces and exhibit their art collectively in church halls, laying on musical entertainment or tea and cake.
Toni Burrows’ house is always a popular venue on the trail as almost every wall and surface of her 3-storey house is covered with amazing giant mosaics, wonderfully created with objects such as old crockery and snail shells!
Maita Robinson will be offering music, singing and poetry in her home as well as her highly imaginative collages.
Room 212 owner Sarah Thorp will be opening up her newly built Eco House, which is creatively designed and sustainably built. Sarah will be explaining how you can contribute your artistic talents to the street scene with the Gloucester Road Art Banners.
Local jewellery maker Katie Johnston will also be at the Eco House with her beautiful pieces of work.
The trail will also be a perfect opportunity to pick up unique and locally designed Christmas presents, plus the Bristol Impressions Calendar, containing images by various local artists.
The North Bristol Arts Trail is a great opportunity for kids to see art produced in their community and be inspired themselves!
To see the full list of venues featured in this year’s North Bristol Arts Trail visit http://www.northbristolartists.org.uk/.