2017 has been an amazing year for In Bristol Studio and our residents, there have been many exciting projects and events going on but here are some of the highlights of the year.
In May Studio Meraki opened the Mill Park Project. A collaborative effort between the studio members who make up the collective and local residents they worked together to reimagine a neglected urban space as a way of strengthening and healing the community.
In October many of our studio members were involved in the Barton Hill Festival. The Lamplighters did lantern making for the evening Lantern Parade, Bianca and Stephanie did junk modeling. Kerry our studio director worked alongside Traveling Light with their youth theatre production as the designer to make their fantastic props and costumes.
In November Laura WIlliams had her PLATFORM 2: INSIDEOUT exhibition at Centre Space Gallery. Her second solo exhibition investigating Process vs Product, exploring the relationship of artworks presented. Employing interests and influences from previous careers Laura created a unique installation for her artwork and has invited performers to collaborate with her and created a large-scale artwork in response to the performances that took place.
Also in November Hannah Blight-Anderson had her first solo show at SPACE gallery. The show consisted of ten imaginative mixed media portraits, assembled from nothing but the scraps of information available on her subjects’ public social media profiles.
To end our year with a bang we finished with our first ever Christmas Market in December. Many of our members had stalls and it was a huge success with visitors from all over Bristol.
As well as all of this all of our workshops have had a refit, keep your eyes peeled for some show rounds of our amazing spaces and meeting our makers throughout the year. All of us at In Bristol are looking forward to a spectacular 2018.