If you are looking for a tourist destination in the south west that hosts yearly inspiring exhibitions, Bristol , with its renowned museums and art galleries, is the place to visit.
Bristol features artworks by famous traditional and contemporary artists alongside relics dating thousands of years into the past, and it will illuminate your trip with wonders.
The exhibitions cover all aspects of arts, including painting, handcraft, sculpting, photography, and even literature.
Visit or call one of Seek South West’s information centres in Bristol to discover the schedules and venues for various exhibitions happening in Bristol.
The ever in–demand Abigail McDougall returns to the city in September with a fresh set of Bristol paintings and prints, in addition to other gallery favourites like Bex Glover and Cath Read. Potter TeänKirby also returns with even more of her quirky pots and signature rocking birds, and is on hand with local ceramicist Nicola Mortimer, who offers vibrant colours, asymmetric shapes and geometric patterns which fit right in with this autumns trends. Catch the Abigail McDougall Exhibition at the Coldharbour Framing and Gallery.
Address: 111 Coldharbour Road, Bristol,
BS6 7SD United Kingdom + Google Map
0117 944 6244
The Journey to Justice Exhibition holding at Bristol Cathedral is a multi-media installation that focuses on the US civil rights movement, its music and the outstanding stories of some of the unrecognised men, women and children involved. A full programme of exciting and innovative arts, events, exhibitions, historic walking tours, installations and practical workshops will be showcased to highlight past and present struggles for social justice. The 1963 Bristol Bus Boycott will be featured, in addition to other key moments from Bristol’s history of activism.
Address: Bristol Cathedral, College Green, BristolBS1 5TJ
Phone: +44 117 926 4879
All roads lead to the Sky Blue framing and Gallery on North View, Westbury Park for fans and lovers of illustration. The gallery launched their autumn season recently, showing new limited-edition print releases, based on the great Roald Dahl stories, from highly acknowledged illustrator Quentin Blake. The Quentin Blake exhibition will run all the way up to Christmas, presenting the opportunity to grab great gifts for Blake and Dahl fans in the family. Prints on show include The Witches, Matilda, The Twits, and more.
Address: 27, North View, Westbury Park, Bristol,
BS6 7PT United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone: 0117 973 3995
The recent work of Yatika Starr Fields, contemporary Native American painter and muralist, is showcased at this solo exhibition which comprises a series of 15 oil paintings on canvas. The paintings can exclusively be viewed at the Rainmaker Gallery at Westbury Park.
Address: 123 Coldharbour Road, Westbury Park, Bristol
BS6 7SN United Kingdom + Google Map
Phone: 0117 944 3101
The famous Magna Carta Quilts will be shown in 3 exhibition areas including the new Quilt and Textiles Hall, in addition to more than 100 quilts exhibits from several groups and regions. Visitors can also grab the opportunity to rub shoulders with over 150 pioneering craft supply businesses, groups and guilds, enjoy embroidery displays, demonstrations and workshops.
Additional features: Cafes, restaurants, free car parking and free shuttle bus service
For advance tickets, call 0345 3040222
Address: The Showground, Shepton Mallet, BA4 6QN United Kingdom + Google Map
£8 adult, £7 concession, under 16s free