[dis]place Synecdoche Art Residency

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


Tuesday 05 September 2017 – Friday 29 September 2017
Opening Hours: 11am - 3pm

dis: prefix - changing a term to the negative 

place: noun - a particular position, point, or area in space; a location

verb - to put something somewhere

displace: verb - to move or put out of the usual or proper place


A group of artists from Synecdoche, a Bristol-based art community, will explore the ideas that these definitions evoke during their month-long residency at The Vestibules in September 2017. Displaced from their normal routines to make art in a public space, they are aiming to work differently, reacting to this new environment, bringing a range of practices and ideas that will hopefully change and evolve over time. The visitors may influence what happens, through interaction, conversation or by their very presence. There will always be something to see, to inspire and engage. Come with an open mind; every day will be different.

Can the experience of being displaced offer a fresh perspective, unexpected connections and a new understanding?

Closing party Weds 27th, 4 - 7pm


We’ll be there at other times too. If the doors are open, please come in. Please check the [dis]place Facebook event for updates or use the QR code.



Maura Zukina

Chris Watkins

Clare Thatcher

Miranda Story

Soraya Schofield

Francis Martin

Rosie McLay

Ann Kelson

Alice Jennings

Veronia Gayle

Prerna Chandiramani

Gina Baum

Lou Baker

Margaret Anstee

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