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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.

Open Studios flyer design by Dorcas Casey, Max McClure and Liz Verde

This year’s Open Studios flyer has been a collaboration between studio artists Dorcas Casey, Max McClure and Liz Verde. The flyer features work by Dorcas Casey, a sculptor and installation artist. Dorcas will have new work on show at this

Open Studios flyer design by Dorcas Casey, Max McClure and Liz Verde

This year’s Open Studios flyer has been a collaboration between studio artists Dorcas Casey, Max McClure and Liz Verde. The flyer features work by Dorcas Casey, a sculptor and installation artist. Dorcas will have new work on show at this

Travel-inspired colour palettes of Elaine Jones

Like many artists, Jamaica Street’s Elaine Jones discovered her urge to paint when she was a child. After completing a Fine Art degree at Loughborough University she started to travel the world, becoming inspired by the wide array of colour

Travel-inspired colour palettes of Elaine Jones

Like many artists, Jamaica Street’s Elaine Jones discovered her urge to paint when she was a child. After completing a Fine Art degree at Loughborough University she started to travel the world, becoming inspired by the wide array of colour

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

Jamaica Street Artists Christmas Party 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

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

Jamaica Street Artists Christmas Party 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

Kate Evans’ design for the Christmas Party invitation

Our Christmas Party flyer hits the streets this week. Our flyer image is by Kate Evans. Kate has been a studio holder at Jamaica Street since 2011 and is an illustrator and fine artist. Kate is currently working on an

Kate Evans’ design for the Christmas Party invitation

Our Christmas Party flyer hits the streets this week. Our flyer image is by Kate Evans. Kate has been a studio holder at Jamaica Street since 2011 and is an illustrator and fine artist. Kate is currently working on an

Anouk Mercier: Hinting at the Mysterious, the Abysmal and the Uncanny

Our volunteer journalist, Auguste Chocianaite met Anouk Mercier in her studio. Enchanting landscapes embellished with subtle motifs of the Antiquity period combined with the most outstanding creations of nature, all produced using ink or pencil, are signature works of Anouk

Anouk Mercier: Hinting at the Mysterious, the Abysmal and the Uncanny

Our volunteer journalist, Auguste Chocianaite met Anouk Mercier in her studio. Enchanting landscapes embellished with subtle motifs of the Antiquity period combined with the most outstanding creations of nature, all produced using ink or pencil, are signature works of Anouk

Side by Side

Our exhibition for the Art Weekender – Bristol & Bath is ‘Side by Side’. Side by Side is an exhibition of collaborative work produced by artists from Jamaica Street Artist Studios in Bristol, and Bath Artists’ Studios. Working between the

Side by Side

Our exhibition for the Art Weekender – Bristol & Bath is ‘Side by Side’. Side by Side is an exhibition of collaborative work produced by artists from Jamaica Street Artist Studios in Bristol, and Bath Artists’ Studios. Working between the

Bristol Doors Open Day 2015

We are taking part in Bristol Doors Open Day this year on Saturday 12th September. We will be running guided tours all day of our studio building, where you will get the chance to look around a busy artists’ studios

Bristol Doors Open Day 2015

We are taking part in Bristol Doors Open Day this year on Saturday 12th September. We will be running guided tours all day of our studio building, where you will get the chance to look around a busy artists’ studios

Feminine intimacy, fragility and vigour by Philip Munoz

Glamorous women have always been a centre of attention for the bohème: as the artist’s muse, lover and inspiring companion. Philip Munoz, a painter at Jamaica Street Artist Studios, empowers his artwork to impeccably convey the cult interpretation of feminine

Feminine intimacy, fragility and vigour by Philip Munoz

Glamorous women have always been a centre of attention for the bohème: as the artist’s muse, lover and inspiring companion. Philip Munoz, a painter at Jamaica Street Artist Studios, empowers his artwork to impeccably convey the cult interpretation of feminine

Fundraising Auction – Open Studios 2015

  Our fundraising auction is an annual event, in aid of the Studios. Each studio artist contributes a mini artwork, all the same size, to be auctioned off at the end of Open Studios. This year’s auction will be at

Fundraising Auction – Open Studios 2015

  Our fundraising auction is an annual event, in aid of the Studios. Each studio artist contributes a mini artwork, all the same size, to be auctioned off at the end of Open Studios. This year’s auction will be at

Matrix of dreams and reality in Dorcas Casey’s sculpture

Augustė Chocianaitė meets Dorcas Casey Dreams have been surrounded by myths and beliefs within different cultures since time immemorial. Young sculpture artist, Dorcas Casey harnesses the power of dreams by using them as the main source of inspiration for her

Matrix of dreams and reality in Dorcas Casey’s sculpture

Augustė Chocianaitė meets Dorcas Casey Dreams have been surrounded by myths and beliefs within different cultures since time immemorial. Young sculpture artist, Dorcas Casey harnesses the power of dreams by using them as the main source of inspiration for her

Open Studios 2015!

Opening party: Friday 19 June, 7-10pm Studios open: 20-21 June, 11am – 5pm Fundraising auction: Sunday 21 June, 5pm Open Studios is a very special occasion. It’s a chance to venture into our historic and beautiful building, and to meet

Open Studios 2015!

Opening party: Friday 19 June, 7-10pm Studios open: 20-21 June, 11am – 5pm Fundraising auction: Sunday 21 June, 5pm Open Studios is a very special occasion. It’s a chance to venture into our historic and beautiful building, and to meet

Sweet melancholy in Serena Curmi’s artwork

Serena Curmi‘s minimalistic and slightly melancholic drawings are an escape from our prismatic colour based reality. The artist herself reveals what her art is all about: visual aesthetics, a little bit of cosy solitude and a great deal of imagination.

Sweet melancholy in Serena Curmi’s artwork

Serena Curmi‘s minimalistic and slightly melancholic drawings are an escape from our prismatic colour based reality. The artist herself reveals what her art is all about: visual aesthetics, a little bit of cosy solitude and a great deal of imagination.