23rd-24th November 2024

North Bristol Artists Trail

Meet The Artists

North Bristol Artists is a group of over 120 makers based in and around Gloucester Road.

We welcome professional and amateur artists, working in any medium. The highlight of our year is our annual trail the last weekend of November, where you can visit many artists at home or in their studios.

Image by David Dukes.

What’s On

North Bristol Artists exhibit their work all year round. Here’s the latest news.

Mentoring for Artists

Mentoring for Artists.

12th – 16th August
The front of the Queens Road BSA campus building.

Summer school at Queens Road Bristol School of Art

Last minute places available for ceramics and enamelling classes – sign up now!

22-26 July 2024

Laurel Smart at Westbury-on-Trym

Laurel Smart. Large, colourful, dynamic abstract paintings. abstract painting

March & April

Fused Glass Workshop

Over 3 hours we will explore how to cut and create fused glass compositions and the process of kiln carving.

12.30-3.30, 20th July
A photograph from an Art Club of several people gathered around a table of supplies. Each is creating their own colourful artwork on a piece of paper.

Art Club

Everyone is invited to spark their creativity with playful prompts and diverse materials at Lu David’s Art Club.

Alternate Tuesdays and Wednesdays

Learn More

You don’t have to be an art expert to enjoy the North Bristol Artists Trail. We’ve put together some quick guides to common types of art you might see on the trail to help you understand more about the processes and materials used to create the work.

Image by Claire Redwood

The ceramicist has rolled out a ball of red clay into an irregular flat pastry shape. Half of the area has been painted with black and white curved slip brushmarks. The surface has been scored in the same manner with a wide serrated tool, to give a linear effect of re exposed red clay. Over this , three lines of dual dots have been embossed., some are painted red and others white. Some of the scraffito lines have been treated in the same way. The raw painted clay would then have been fired. This is a very playful, expressive piece of ceramic work. By local artist Claire Redwood.

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Join Us

North Bristol Artists welcome artists of any style and any experience based in St Andrews, Bishopston, Montpelier, Redland, Ashley Down, Horfield or Henleaze.

Our membership page explains more about how to join and what to expect.

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