Pick of the Week

March's Picks selected by Ros Carter

March 5 – 11

Image Credit: Iman Issa Material for a sculpture recalling the destruction of a prominent public monument in the name of national resistance (2010) Installation detail. Photograph by Serkan Taycan. Courtesy the artist and Rodeo

Iman Issa, Material for 2018

Spike Island

Until Sunday 15 April

Working across sculpture, text, video, photography and sound, Issa questions the possibility of addressing the collective through individual experience. She is interested in how forms can carry personal and political significance, often making reference to places, figures or events that have a personal resonance.

'Questioning the function of public sculpture and monuments, this is another fantastic show at Spike Island. Iman Issa is an artist based in Cairo and New York, whose works explore the relationship between history, memory, language and objects. Issa’s works are shown and collected by major museums internationally, and she has received a number of high profile awards and prizes in recent years.'  

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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March 12 – 18

Image Credit: Michael Petry, 2017

Michael Petry: In the Realm of the Gods

The Holburne Museum

Until Sunday 8 April

In the Realm of the Gods explores the ley lines hidden beneath the city of Bath since the time of the Ancient Britons.

'Working with students from Plymouth College of Art and a glass maker from Stroud, Michael Petry has created a poetic and poignant glass ley line that echoes and investigates the ancient ley lines that lie under the City of Bath.'

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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March 19 – 25

Assembled Spaces


Until Saturday 7 April

The work in Assembled Spaces is informed by Asger Jorn's theorem about the impossibility of producing an artwork that is not already alienated from the existing 'real' or 'normal' outside world, and which is positioned at the intersection between the physiology and psychology of perception.

'An exhibition of works by Tine Bay Lührssen, Nina Brauhauser and Ilka Helmig. Heavily influenced by the Danish Situationist, Asger Jorn, the artists have created works that question ideas of spatial perception.'

Guest Editor Ros Carter

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What's On

Free art classes for over 50s

SPACE, 6 West Street, Old Market, Bristol, BS2 0BH

Sunday 06 December 0217 – Wednesday 28 March 2018

Radical Clay: Teaching with the greatest potters of the 1960s

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 22 July 2017 – Sunday 10 June 2018

Empire Through the Lens

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 September 2017 – Friday 31 August 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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