East Bristol Contemporary
Trinity Arts Centre
Trinity Road


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29th June 2019 11am to 5pm 

A one off special Night School event called Field Day. Making the most of the summer sun and focussing our event outdoors!

'Every week I have come away with passion, interest, and excitement' '...was always accessible, non jargon heavy, and unpretentious' 'I wouldn't change any of it' 'a much more welcoming environment than I thought'
Night School Term IV students

Join artist Phil Root and Night School host Jack Lewdjaw in an exploration of Bristol, the Harbourside and Arnolfini through walks, workshops, 1-2-1s, talks and discussions in a day of activities using Arnolfini as a base. Exploring collaborative drawing, Phil's work with the Grantchester Pottery and Caraboo Projects, and using the local environment to talk about art and experiment. 

Materials will be provided, but participants will be asked to bring a packed lunch with them.

"I didn't know what to expect...my biggest worry was maybe that it would be a bit snooty or I wouldn't be able to understand where the artists were coming from. But NO! It wasn't like that... they were enjoyable accessible, and a great mix of genres and approaches...pleasantly informal - felt very welcoming but also completely planned and thought through"
NS Term III student


Night School is hosted by arnolfini


Field day is open to anyone interested in contemporary art, or wishing to learn about how artists make work and use materials. you do not have to have undertaken previous terms of night school to take part in Field Day.

Field Day might have particular relevance for the following: artists who have been practicing for some time and are looking for new ideas, artists new to the south west and looking to meet other artists, foundation stage students looking to prepare additional work for University portfolios or to discuss at interview, sixth-form or FE students looking to apply to higher education art courses (undergraduate or foundation stage).


full price £35
concessions £30 (inc. students, unemployed, asylum seekers & existing ebc members)


Saturday 29th June 2019 11am to 5pm 


email eastbristolcontemporary@gmail.com with the subject heading 'Field Day'. EBC will give you further details on the course including how to make a one time payment for the night school via paypal or bank transfer.

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East Bristol Contemporary: SITTING SHOW Open Call

East Bristol contemporary (ebc) are seeking proposals for sitting show (ebc022) which will take place 11th-13th October 2019 at ebc in Bristol

We are seeking pre-existing or proposed artworks that are for sitting on, or are to be sat on… or that incorporate seating in some way… or that are informed by seating… or are between sculpture and seating. These might be benches or chairs, but also might not take the form of a formal piece of furniture. They might be modular objects, or objects that are not usually intended to be sat on. Artworks may be informed by architectural or design practice. Submitting artists do not have to have created seating before, but must in this instance submit designs/plans.

We are particularly interested in hearing proposals from emerging artists in the first 10 years of their career.

Selected works will be shown in the ebc022 exhibition, and each artist will receive an artist participation fee of £300, and negotiable support with logistics, and aid with accommodation. One artist will receive an additional £200 to spend on materials for their proposed artwork. Once the artists are selected for ebc022, one artist will have the option of leading an hour long public workshop on the Sunday, for an additional payment of £120 (to include materials), an initial proposal for this workshop can be included in your application (optional).

Works will be selected by ebc alongside artist and writer Ellen Wilkinson. Ellen will be writing a short text to be launched at the exhibition that will reflect on the works presented in the exhibition.

To be eligible for the exhibition artists must

-Have signed up to the ebc membership
-Likely be based in the UK unless travel is financially possible for you
-Be available to travel to Bristol for the entirety of the 3 days
set-up Fri 11th oct 2019 9am-7pm, exhibition opening event
exhibition continues Sat 12th oct 2019 10-5pm
exhibition continues Sun 13th oct 2019 10am to de-install from 5pm (to include artist talk/tour at 2pm)

Application should include (in a single PDF)-

-Artist name, website, contact details, location
-Date of Birth
-Email address and name used for confirmation of membership
-Statement on work submitted (400 words max)
-Artist statement (400 words max) (or link to one on website)
-Proposal for workshop (optional) (200 words max)
-CV (or link to one on website)

-Images of submitted work (pre-existing, or designs (sketchup, drawings, models etc.))
-Any images of relevant previous work

The deadline for proposals is Midnight August 4th 2019 and should be sent to eastbristolcontemporary@gmail.com (subject: ebc022 application – Your Name)