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LGBT+ Arts Trail

July

Bristol

free, donations welcome

We are excited to support an LGBT+ arts trail in Bristol for July.

LGBT+ artists from around Bristol have been brought together to present their art for you to view and enjoy around central Bristol.

Organised by Artist Keir Gravil, who developed the idea of an Arts Trail for Pride, artists and venues have kindly come together to create space for LGBT+ artists to display photos, illustrations, prints and mosaics as part of the first Bristol LGBTQ+ Art Trail.

No need to walk into venues in order to see artwork, and there are a variety of places to go and see some amazing art whilst getting some fresh air. Please ensure you follow all the latest government guidance on social distancing and be mindful of others around you.

Each exhibit has an associated with a charity – if you want to donate to the charity simply scan the QR code on the exhibit card to be taken to their donation page. In these difficult times, LGBT+ charities can do with all the support we can give to help them continue their good work.

If you would like to buy any art, you can contact the artists directly using the details in the guide or on the exhibition card.

Download The Art Trail Guide

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Art Trail Map

The Artists

Darren Pickersgill
Darren is a photographer based just outside Bristol and has spent the last 10 years specialising in portraiture of men. He set up Rogue Photography to let everyday guys explore the essence of who they are, Using contemporary photography to celebrate their personality, their individuality and their bodies.

Graham Johnson
Graham is a producer working in theatre and outdoor arts. Currently he is producer for Closer Each Day Company and Assistant Producer at Kid Carpet. He has worked with Trigger, Sleepdogs, Watershed, and more. As an illustrator, he works mostly as Mr G Johnson, creating queer-themed images and doing live illustration for Tales Of Adventure, the Bristol Improv Theatre’s live Dungeons and Dragons show.

Keir Gravil
Keir is a photographer living in Bristol and specialises in landscape, urban photography, street photography and photojournalism. Keir’s photography has taken him all over the world, documenting events and capturing landscapes from many different places. Keir has photographed a number of LGBT+ events, including Bristol Pride, Bristol Pride Circus Night and last year’s World AIDS Day Commemoration.

Mark Small
Mark is a Bristol-based photographer and likes Bristol and photography. Mark mostly takes photos of interesting buildings and wants to get better at photographing people.

Aliyah Owen
Aliyah is a mixed media mosaicist and and makes mosaics using a wide variety of different material including glass, ceramics, stone, and found items. Aliyah also runs mosaic workshops.

Dave Hall
Dave Hall is print-maker based in Bristol. His work is based on linoneum printing and screen printing and is influenced by his training as a graphic designer. Dave’s designs are always bright and graphic and feature print blocks of shapes repeated over and over again in a spectrum of colours like a spirograph. The subject matter is always recognisable but the treatment of the images is unexpected and interesting so that each viewer finds a different meaning behind it.

Matthew Price
Matthew Price is an artist practising in a wide range of disciplines; photography, illustration, mixed-media painting and, more recently, paper collage. His main inspirations are the natural world and his home town of Bristol. After studying for a ceramics degree at Bower Ashton UWE, Matthew shifted his focus to photography and more recently collage. One of his designs features on the Bristol Pound.

Venues and Charities

The Venues
The Phoenix Pub
Old Market Tavern
DAC Beachcroft
Society Café
Hargreaves Lansdown
SS Great Britain
Cass Art

Charities
Terrence Higgins Trust
Mind Out
Brigstowe
Stonewall
Mermaids
Albert Kennedy Trust
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