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An Art Lover’s Guide to Bristol

29 July 2017 | London Calling

Home to an array of diverse and forward-thinking art, creativity is at the very heart of Bristol’s ethos. Whether you’re an aspiring artist or a self-proclaimed gallery junkie, the city offers many chances to explore and immerse yourself in its culture.

Upfest, Europe’s largest street art and graffiti festival, takes place on 29-31 July.  Located in Bedminister and Southville, graffiti artists from over 30 countries will paint eclectic and unique pieces onto the staggering 30,000 sqft of space available for a dynamic makeover. For those that love art with an urban and 21st century feel, this is not one to miss!


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Upfest is located on 198 North Street, Bristol, BS3 1JF.

 
Bristol is a big celebrator of diversity, and this extends to the art it offers. Bristol Art Gallery and Museum, located on Queens Road in Clifton, boasts an impressive collection of classical and contemporary art. You can expect to marvel at ceramics and glass from Japan in one room, and feel entranced by modern art crafted by the likes of Tala Madani in the next. British and European art spanning from the 17th to the 19th century is also in abundance, and is ideal therapy for your eyes when they need to relax.


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Bristol Museum and Art Gallery is located at Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL.

Ideally nestled in the cultural quarter of Stokes Croft, the 123 Space is a gallery that often has an immersive and varied range of exhibitions taking place. Previously hosting events such as the UWE illustration final show, inspiration going through the roof is a guarantee when visiting the 123 Space. Pairing the wonderful atmosphere of Stokes Croft with the beautifully simple interior of the gallery creates a recipe for pure delight. Keeping an eye on their Facebook page is the best way to find out about upcoming events.


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123 Space is located at 123 Cheltenham road, Bristol BS6 5RR.

The almighty Banksy, raised in the melting pot of Bristol itself, is rightfully classified as a leader in the world of political street art. Combining seamlessly contemporary issues in society with captivating visuals, the mystery man has left his mark in cities worldwide. When in Banksy's hometown, his work is an essential experience for art lovers  (Banksy walking tours run on Mondays and Fridays).
 

 
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