Bristol comes alive in the Summer time, with tourists descending on the City in droves attracted by boat trips around the harbour, numerous shops & markets and of course key events like the Harbour Festival and Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. Whatever your taste, there is something for everyone – and as ever, a host of new events & exhibitions are happening over Bank Holiday Weekend (not just the Royal Wedding!)
This week sees the opening of Deep Into The Woods; a group show curated by 8ball.co.uk, in association with The Woodland Trust.
DEEP INTO THE WOODS draws inspiration from childhood memories of mystical walks, hiding amongst tree roots, spying sneaky birds and climbing trees, as well as the incredible power and heritage of our national woods.
Delve deep into the magical world of woodlands, with a unique exhibit of contemporary illustrations and artwork created by some of the leading talents in the image-making field.
Hosted by the START GALLERY space, above Bristol’s city centre START THE BUS, the show opens on May Day (May 1st), and runs until May 14th.
Featuring new artwork by Dave Bain | Jon Boam | Amy Brown | Seb Burnett | Matthew the Horse
Stuart Kolakovic | Rosie Miles | Paul Roberts | Log Roper & Henry St Leger.
Amandine Urruty lives and works in Toulouse, France, creating weird and wonderful characters in a variety of media, known best for her colour pencil work, which offers a “cheerful gallery of deviant portraits, associating grotesque outfits and baroque young ladies with too much make-up”
In the first part of our Pictoplasma interview series, we talk to Amandine to find out more about her ideas, inspirations and working processes…
Interview by Lisa Hassell
A flurry of excitment, exhibition openings, presentations, parties and meeting lots of fantastic people – and just like that it was over for another year! We had a brilliant time in Berlin, and can’t wait to get back for Pictoplasma 2012. Join us as we re-live the experience in pictures, here are some of our best bits!
As part of our Character Totem Project, we invited illustrators, artists or anyone feeling a little creative to enter Colour Me Totem, our first online creative project! The rules were simple – ‘Discover your inner character – doodle, ink, paint or digitally design your own Character Totem.
Give him a name & send us the results’ And what a collection of entries we received! Quirky, colourful and full of character, the entries were incredibly diverse and sent in from artists as far afield as Guatemala, Australia and Germany, including Wilmer Murillo (HN), DOODULL (UK), Jan Werkt (BE), Muxxi (GU), Thereza Rowe (UK) and Javier López (ES).
Eagerly anticipated and always a highlight of the Pictoplasma Festival; the official Character Walk opened to the masses last night – and for the very first time we were there as exhibitors (not just visitors!), to present our latest show ‘Character Totem’. Much to our delight we were also joined by Ryan Quincy (Head Animator on South Park), who was exhibiting a stunning collection of new paintings next door.