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Welcome to Arnolfini
Join us at Arnolfini, with exhibitions across our galleries, foyer, Reading Room as well as in both our Light and Dark Studios. 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.
Forest: Wake this Ground
Saturday 9 July to Sunday 2 October
Arnolfini welcomes you to celebrate what lies above and below the forest floor with Forest: Wake this Ground, a major group exhibition including artists, writers, filmmakers, and composers from across the globe:
Rodrigo Arteaga, Mark Garry, Alma Heikkilä, Eva Jospin, Jumana Manna, Zakiya Mckenzie, David Nash, Maria Nepomuceno, John Newling, Rose Nguyen, Ben Rivers, Ai Weiwei, and Hildegard Westerkamp.
With works that recycle, reuse and repurpose resources, we will be discovering the forests’ ancient rhythms, as well as exploring stories, myths, and folktales, passed down between people over centuries.
The exhibition is accompanied by a programme that includes live performance, film, family events and creative workshops we will be inviting you to share and create your own ‘forest tales’ and to very gently encourage us all to take a look at the impact the changing climate has on nature and the world around us.
All of our galleries and event spaces are ventilated to introduce fresh air which helps remove air that contains virus particles and prevent the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).Hand sanitising stations can be found throughout the building. If you test positive for Covid, please consider rescheduling your visit to Arnolfini if possible, to help protect those here who may be clinically vulnerable. We are maintaining a booking system to allow us to ensure capacity is at comfortable levels but ‘walk-ins’ are available. You are welcome to continue to wear face coverings of course, it is important to us you feel comfortable while at Arnolfini. We really appreciate your cooperation.
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.