east bristol contemporary (ebc) is an artist-led gallery based at the trinity centre, bristol, and established in 2016.
ebc seeks to counteract the lack of established showing spaces for grass roots contemporary artists in bristol, and to establish a unique and diverse programme of exhibitions and events. ebc additionally aims to support artists based in the south west.
we work with many different artists from all over the uk and further afield, often within the first 10 years of their career, bringing their artworks to new audiences in the city, often for the first time. we seek to be an inclusive environment, working with artists from all backgrounds, and who are representative of the many different art practices in the uk.
we run events for the public, including artist talks/tours, workshops, screenings, performances and opening events as well as an instagram residency. almost all of our events are free to attend. for up to date information on what we are up to, you can sign up to our mailing list.
another major strand of our work are the ebc schools including the ebc day + night schools. the ebc day school is a year long alternative education and studio programme, including education days with guest artists and educators, workshops, 1-2-1s, projects and social occasions. the ebc night school; is an alternative education series of artist talks, workshops, and 1-2-1s. the ebc night school is hosted either online, or physically at arnolfini, bristol.
ebc values paying artists, and with funding from the arts council england and other funders, we have done so, we also pay our invigilators (one of only a few art galleries in bristol to do so).
ebc is located on the first floor of the trinity centre and is accessed from the front of the building, wheelchair access is available via a lift located at the side entrance. we provide audio descriptions and tours for visually-impaired visitors. there are also accessible toilets. if there is anything we can do to assist your visit to the gallery please let us know.
ebc is located 15 minutes walk from bristol temple meads station, camera monitored pay and display parking is available in the trinity centre car park.
the ebc day school studio is located at st anne’s house in st anne’s, bristol.
ebc’s work is supported by hannah walker, kate morris-millar, chris alton and sophie hill.
RUNG (ebc’s in house sister publication) is co-edited by frances kelly & izzy emberson.
we are always looking for collaborators, conversations, and opportunities; so if you want to chat just send us an email.