Open Studios 2012

Jamaica Street Artists return this summer with their Open Studios from 8th – 10th June. Now a firm fixture in Bristol’s cultural calendar, this is a great opportunity to see the 43 artists who are part of JSA. This weekend offers the opportunity to see new work by individual artists, as well as JSA as a collective.

For those of you who have not been to an Open Studio event before; each year JSA opens its studios to the public to show what happens behind its closed doors by allowing everyone to see how our artists work, their art and the chance talk to our artists in person.

Each year we have a Mini Canvas Auction on the Sunday to raise funds for the studio. This year our Mini Canvases will be available to preview on our website before the weekend, but you’ll have to come down in person to bid and win an original piece of art.

A new dimension to this year’s events is the arrival of five artists from Argentina. JSA has extensive relationships with artists and organisations around the world and this year we have decided to highlight one of them as part of the beginning of a series of cultural exchanges. Artists featuring this year are Lucila Bisione, Nicholas Bolasini, Gabriel Gaiman, Francisco Miranda Tooca and Dan Waisman; all handpicked for their distinct flavour.

Keep up to date via this blog or by our website http://www.jamaicastreetartists.co.uk/index.html

Opening times: Friday 6-9pm (Private View), Saturday 11-6pm, Sunday 11-4pm with our Mini Canvas Auction on Sunday from 4.30pm.

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About jamaicastreetartists

Jamaica Street Artists is one of the largest artist-lead studios outside of London and has been established for over 15 years. The studio is housed in a grade ii listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol. Jamaica Street Artists is a unique and ambitious collective, holding an annual Open Studio and planning an exciting programme for the year ahead. In the past we have held group exhibitions at Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery and St George's, Bristol, and individual artists continue to find success exhibiting across the UK and abroad. Over the past year Jamaica Street Artists has run a dynamic fundraising campaign to safeguard our future, a new lease has now been secured, but the long-term aim remains to purchase the building in partnership. Looking towards the future Jamaica Street Artists plan to build on their success, continuing to contribute to Bristol's creative and cultural reputation and promoting the work of its artists.

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