Alternative Visions

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Image: Pink Rain and Pain (detail), © George J Harding


You are warmly invited to join us for an exclusive Private View of our exhibition Alternative Visions at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery on 1 June 2017. The preview is 6pm to 8pm with speeches starting at 6.45pm. Following the speeches, there will be a one-off performance by Stopgap Dance Company’s Siobhan Hayes and Chris Pavia, specially devised in response to the exhibition. Stopgap Dance Company employ disabled and non-disabled artists who find innovative ways to collaborate.


Alternative Visions: Undiscovered Art in the South West is a remarkable and celebratory new exhibition, set to tour the South West of England. It provides a unique insight into a previously undiscovered group of artists and what motivates them to create art. The exhibition is developed by Arts & Health South West, Outside In and Bristol Culture, in partnership with Falmouth Art Gallery, The Wilson in Cheltenham, Poole Museum and Bristol-based Artists First.

An open call across the South West of England invited artists who identify as facing a barrier to the art world for reasons including health, disability, social circumstance or isolation to submit work for the exhibition. More than 300 submissions were received and a team of selectors chose 20 artworks for their visual interest and emotional impact. The exhibition will feature painted, drawn, printed and sculpted works, which are diverse in content, style and approach. The artists in the show represent a wider community of individuals who are driven to produce art for a broader range of reasons or purposes than many mainstream contemporary artists.

We would like to thank the funder: Arts Council England.

RSVP: To attend please click on the Register button above and indicate whether you would like 1 or 2 places.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Laura Pye and the Bristol Culture Team

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