Read all about it! Christmas Party, 3 and 6 Dec 2015

Jamaica Street Artists Christmas PartyIMG_3149

Thursday 3 December, 5-9pm
Sunday 6 December, 1-5pm

Mince pies, mulled wine, carols and … Art!

 

Visit Jamaica Street Artists this December for our Christmas Party, and soak up the creative festive spirit in the beautiful setting of an artists’ studios.

There will be lots to enjoy, including mulled wine and mince pies, and we’ll have carol singers too. You’ll have the opportunity to see our studios, meet our artists and talk about their work. For regular visitors to our Summer Open Studios, this is a chance to see the studios as a working space rather than a gallery.

We will have lots of artwork for sale too. From big to small, paintings and prints to gifts and cards, there will be something for all budgets and tastes. Give art for Christmas! Give local art for Christmas! It doesn’t get much more local than this.

jsa xmas 3

Thursday evening will be a chance to pop in to the Studios after work. Bring your colleagues along for a drink and a nose around. Come for the art and stay for the party.

Sunday afternoon is a relaxed affair. Take your time to explore the studios and find those fantastic Christmas presents.

No. 2 Beneath the Boughs  16 X 12 inches  Oil on Canvas  £950  Feed The Bread Some Ducks

There’s also the chance to win an artwork in our special Christmas raffle. Win a masterpiece to keep for yourself, or give away as a gift. A selection of our artists have contributed a piece of work to the raffle, and prints have been generously donated by Niche in Stokes Croft. Prints above (l-r) by Karen Edwards and Chris Wright.

Suspended  saville oranges

This year has seen lots of new artists arrive at the studios, and some return after a while away. Jemma Grundon (image above, left), a painter, has returned to the Studios after living for a while in London, and Emma Dibben (image above, right), who illustrates for Waitrose, has returned from a year-long trip to the Amazon.

Clifton Suspension Bridge, contre jour, January_2   Our new artists include Tom Hughes (image top), who works on location and in all weathers, painting Bristol, the South West and London throughout the year; and Charlie Brandon-King (image bottom), an illustrator specialising in printmaking.

 

charlie

Jamaica Street Artists is a collective of about 40 artists, working in the beating heart of Stokes Croft, Bristol. The group is a unique and ambitious collective, with members exhibiting, collaborating and working both nationally and worldwide. JSA has been established for over 20 years and the studio is housed in a grade II listed former carriageworks, an iconic landmark in Bristol.

Jamaica Street Artists aims to support its members with affordable workspace and a secure creative environment in which to work. Our ethos is to nurture new creative talent alongside established practitioners, with the freedom and space to make new work and opportunities for informal mentoring.

 

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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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