Arnolfini Exhibitions
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Welcome Back
Join us as we reopen Arnolfini, with exhibitions across our galleries and in our Light Studio. Booking gives access to all exhibitions in our current programme, please make a reservation for all guests attending. We will have limited walk-up capacity available on the day.

What's On
A PICTURE OF HEALTH | WOMEN PHOTOGRAPHERS FROM THE HYMAN COLLECTION
A group exhibition of contemporary women photographers featuring autobiographical perspectives and social commentaries on the wider society, that aims to de-stigmatise subjects around mental health and create an environment in which people can have open conversations about their wellbeing. A Picture of Health includes work by Heather Agyepong, Sonia Boyce, Eliza Hatch, Susan Hiller, Rose Finn-Kelcey, Anna Fox, Rosy Martin, Polly Penrose, Jo Spence, and Paloma Tendero.

JO SPENCE: FROM FAIRY TALES TO PHOTOTHERAPY | PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE HYMAN COLLECTION
Drawn from one of the most comprehensive collections of Jo Spence’s works in the world, From Fairy Tales to Phototherapy focuses on the intersection between arts, health and wellbeing, celebrating her work as a photo therapist in which she used photography as a medium to address personal trauma, reflecting on key moments in her past.

A PICTURE OF HEALTH | LOOK AT THIS SKIN… IT KEEPS CHANGING
A Picture of Health is accompanied by an artist film programme, Look at this skin… it keeps changing, exploring experiences of wellness, recovery and ageing. The sensory nature of these films presents yet another interpretation of what ‘a picture of health’ might look like.

EXQUISITE CORPSE
Exquisite Corpse was developed in response to the isolation and mental wellbeing challenges experienced by participants during Covid- 19 lockdown as a way to keep people connected through collaborative creativity.

DEFIANT I STAND FOR A CAUSE THAT’S MY OWN THAT SOMETIMES I DON’T UNDERSTAND | A BIOGRAPHY OF YEARLY SELF-PORTRAITS BY RON
A selection of self-portraits that artist, ron produced over a seven year period of extreme turmoil and challenges.

GREY AREAS | JESSIE EDWARDS THOMAS
Jessie Edward Thomas has co-designed and co-produced Grey Areas, a photographic dialogue with five individuals with complex needs who are currently within or have experienced the ‘homelessness pathway’ in Bristol.

IMAGINARY LIVING ROOM
The Imaginary Living Room is a collaborative project between creativeShift CIC, Bristol Photo Festival and Arnolfini exploring ideas of home during lockdown.

Keep Safe and Enjoy Yourself
The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We’ve introduced new measures so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable visit to Arnolfini.

We ask all visitors to check in via the NHS Test and Trace app, or you can leave you details with a member of our Visitor Services team. We ask for your support in following our social distancing guidelines. This means keeping 2 metres apart at all times.

Safe Spaces
It is important that everyone coming into any of the space at Arnolfini feels welcome, accepted, included and safe. If at any point you are made to feel uncomfortable, unsafe or threatened or experience any anti-social, inappropriate or discriminatory behaviour, please speak with any member of the Arnolfini team or go the visitor information desk in the foyer for assistance.

Support
We bring international contemporary art to our community in Bristol and beyond, welcoming everyone to participate in our work. We are a registered charity (311504) and rely on the generous support of individuals, companies, trusts and foundations to realise our ambition. Please support us if you can.
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