A collection of work including installation, VR, photography and interactive painting.

Creative Futures is a programme supporting those who are ready to launch their professional career as artists, but who may be facing barriers to doing so. Within the 6 months, they’ve received studio space, mentoring, business start-up support, employment as freelancers and a commission to make new work. This exhibition is the celebration and final sharing of the new work made.

Free entry and no need to book. The exhibitions are fully accessible and open to all ages.

Join us at The Station, Silver Street, BS1 2AG, from 29th June - 7th July.

Our exhibition spaces are open Mon-Fri, 10am – 10pm, Saturday 11am-5pm and closed Sunday. 

Sam Grainger's interactive painting: Mon–Fri, 4 – 8pm and Saturday 12pm – 4pm

Here’s more about the artists and their work: 

Rediat Abayneh

Untitled

My series of digital paintings come together in an installation and digital landscape. Inspired by the ancient Abyssinian paintings, my work reflects the culture and the society I grew up in, which was Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Polly Garnett

Under Open Skies

To celebrate Gyspsy Roma and Traveller History Month, Under Open Skies is a personal initiative to represent my perspective of the New Travelling community of which I am a part.

This takes place in light of current changes to UK legislation regarding caravan sites.

My own images are presented alongside vernacular imagery and artefacts from the community, and in so doing I question the presence of travellers within visual culture.

Due to its marginalisation, there is no established archival documentation of its history, as such Under Open Skies aims to begin this process.

Sam Grainger

Internal Portraits

The process of making each ‘Internal Portrait’ takes place during a dialogue between myself as artist and a volunteer. The aim is to make a deep connection and thus explore together our position in the world.

Conversation may start with whatever I am thinking about at the time of meeting and flows spontaneously from there. I have found that this sparks curiosity for both myself and the participant, and together we can investigate what arises.

While we are in conversation I draw and paint. Art flows intuitively while I listen. I find that this is the way I both listen and work at my best. Silences in conversation can occur and may add to the experience. All of the artwork has been unique and different with each participant. After the conversation, I may produce a clay sculpture inspired by our dialogue.

Schedule: Mon–Fri, 4–8pm and Saturday 12pm–4pm 

Making Noise is part of our creative summer programme Murmur

With thanks to our partners and funders:

 

Find out more about the Creative Futures programme and how to get involved in one of our next cohorts.