Arnolfini Exhibitions
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Welcome Back
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.

What's On

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.

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

Arnolfini celebrates the work of pioneering painter Sir Frank Bowling, in its 60th anniversary year, sharing new and previously unseen work, alongside key paintings from the last decade.

At 87, Bowling continues to explore the ‘possibilities of paint’ with an experimental ethos that places material, colour and light at the heart of his practice. In his first public gallery exhibition since his highly acclaimed Tate retrospective in 2019, Land of Many Waters explores the ebb and flow in his practice between process and the ever-present autobiographical details that hover beyond.

Work by Ian Breakwell, a world-renowned artist who played a key role in Bristol’s art scene as a young man. Part of Arnolfini at 60, a programme celebrating Arnolfini’s 60th anniversary in 2021.

Keep Safe and Enjoy Yourself
The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. While Government restrictions have eased, we continue to take a cautious approach by limiting numbers into our spaces, to allow for social distancing, and ask visitors to wear face coverings to help protect everyone, particularly those who may have a disability or are clinical vulnerable. We want everyone to 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.

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.