'Unlocked'

The Vestibules, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

http://theislandbristol.com/event/unlocked/

Saturday 20 February 0201 – Saturday 25 February 2017
Opening Hours: 10am - 3pm, Friday (Drinks) 5pm – 7pm

We are delighted to present our new project: The Vestibules. Two brand new art spaces at City Hall to showcase Bristol talent and give cultural and community groups unique environments to display their work.

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, has opened two brand new art spaces at City Hall to showcase Bristol talent and give cultural and community groups unique environments to display their work.

The new spaces sit within City Hall’s vestibules; former entrances located at either end of the building. They will be used to provide space for groups to share their projects and ideas through exhibitions, performances, cinemas and pop up art markets.

Bristol City Council’s Arts Development Team have joined up with local charity and art space experts Artspace Lifespace (ASLS) to invite local groups to express their interest in taking advantage of this unique opportunity.

Exhibiting first will be local group alldaybreakfast with ‘Unlocked’, a Creative Seed Council funded project. The exhibition aims to engage audiences in discussion about mental health through art. Working as artists in residence at the Glenside Hospital Museum (which was formerly known as the Bristol Lunatic Asylum in the 1800s) the group developed the exhibition using the museum’s exhibits to unlock their history and encourage audiences to question common stereotypes about mental health. The show is supported by the Arts Council and Bristol City Council.

‘Unlocked’ is an artist residency at Glenside Hospital Museum, formerly Bristol Lunatic Asylum. Through the process of research and participatory events we aim to develop an exhibition that unlocks the history of the objects in the collection, bringing to light the patients experience and challenges preconceived ideas about asylums.

Friday (Drinks) 5pm – 7pm

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