Pick of the Week 2016

January's Guest Editor: Aldo Rinaldi

Every month we invite a Guest Editor to select our Pick of the Week feature. Chosen from the activities listed in our events pages they select highlights from across the region.

This January we welcome Aldo Rinaldi, Senior Public Art Officer for the City of Bristol.

Aldo Rinaldi is a curator and commissioner based in Bristol. He is currently Senior Public Art Officer for the City of Bristol where he oversees the ongoing strategic development of public art and the delivery of city wide public art projects.

Prior to coming to Bristol he worked at a CBAT (later SAFLE), a commissioning agency based in Cardiff, where he produced a number of projects with artists from the UK and abroad and Laurent Delaye Gallery in London where he was assistant director. He has worked for over 15 years on a range of contemporary art projects with a special focus on commissioning for the public realm including works with Johann Arenas, Nils Norman, Simon & Tom Bloor, Mark Titchner, MUF, Maria Thereza Alves, Tue Greenfort, N55, Sabine Hornig, Heather and Ivan Morison, Roger Hiorns and Assemble.

Recent exhibitions include Fourthland (Arnolfini, Bristol, 2015), Katie Paterson (Mead Gallery, Coventry, 2013) and Yonamine & Charlotte Moth (Mews, London, 2012). Aldo is currently working on a major commissions programme for primary schools across Bristol with Arnolfini and Foreground along with ‘Resilience Lab’, an experimental programme of artist propositions co-curated with Tessa Fitzjohn. A major new work by artist Roger Hiorns will be launched in Bristol in early 2016, for further info see www.aprb.co.uk


Image Credit: ‘Roger Hiorns, ‘untitled’, (artist impression) 2014. Courtesy of the artist, Witherford Watson Mann Architects and Bristol City Council.

What's On

The Artizan Garden Salon Open Show

7 Lucius Street

Friday 02 February 2018 – Sunday 23 December 2018

Portrait Art Sessions

The Old School, Newent Road, Highnam, Gloucester, GL2 8DG

Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Wednesday 19 December 2018

Workshops at The Guild at 51

The Guild at 51, 51 Clarence Street, Cheltenham, GL50 3JT

Thursday 03 May 2018 – Monday 31 December 2018

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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