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Press Releases

On this page you will find press releases and a selection of images available to download. These images are copyright controlled and are for sole purpose of promotion and review. If you need clarification or wish to request further content or interviews, please contact rachel.wood@arnolfini.org.uk or call 0117 440 9754.
Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts

Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts (Download)

Thursday 29 June 2017
Arnolfini welcomes touring exhibition Playback, a dynamic display of over 200 short films made by young artist filmmakers from all across England.
John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award 2017

John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award 2017 (Download)

Tuesday 06 June 2017
The South Bank Sky Arts Awards honour the very best of British culture. Arnolfini’s exhibition of John Akomfrah’s acclaimed video installation Vertigo Sea, has been nominated in the ‘Visual Arts’ category.
Basim Magdy exhibition extended

Basim Magdy exhibition extended (Download)

Wednesday 31 May 2017
Arnolfini is pleased to announce the extension of its current exhibition by Basim Magdy. The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings is Magdy’s first major UK solo exhibition and will now remain open at Arnolfini until 6 August 2017.
Punjabtronix

Punjabtronix (Download)

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Mercury nominated electronic music producer DJ Swami joins forces with Punjabi folk musicians to create an innovative musical and visual experience.
Clare Doherty appointed as new Director of Arnolfini

Clare Doherty appointed as new Director of Arnolfini (Download)

Wednesday 10 May 2017
Arnolfini prepares for the arrival of new incoming Director Claire Doherty, who officially takes up her position on 1 August. Doherty joins the organisation after fifteen years as the Director and Founder of Situations, one of the UK’s foremost producers of public art projects.
Basim Magdy - The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings

Basim Magdy - The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings (Download)

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Arnolfini are delighted to bring The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings to Bristol, a major solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy.
Bristol Family Arts Festival 2016

Bristol Family Arts Festival 2016 (Download)

Thursday 25 August 2016
Bristol Family Arts Festival is a city-wide celebration of creativity, engaging with over 3,500 family members each year. The festival celebrates INNOVATION in an exciting programme of high-quality family activities, taking place over the month of October, including the half-term week, climaxing in a finale event on 30 October.
Moving Targets Press Release

Moving Targets Press Release (Download)

Thursday 30 June 2016
In Punk’s 40th anniversary year, Moving Targets draws on Bristol’s unique independent spirit and explores punk as an attitude with more than one history and meaning.
Seeds of Change 2016

Seeds of Change 2016 (Download)

Friday 10 June 2016
Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden celebrates ‘Bristol Year of Learning’ with a summer of boat trips and talks in Bristol.
Arnolfini Programme 2016

Arnolfini Programme 2016 (Download)

Thursday 12 November 2015
Arnolfini launches 2016 Programme to include John Akomfrah, Art from Elsewhere, Daphne Wright and Ballast Seed Garden
Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries

Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries (Download)

Friday 18 March 2016
This spring, Arnolfini and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are working in partnership to present a compelling exhibition of international art across two venues in central Bristol. Art from Elsewhere gathers 38 significant artists from 22 countries, whose work addresses life, politics, identity and cultural change within an increasingly ‘globalised’ society. Below, you can download a full press release and high resolution images.
Daphne Wright - Emotional Archaeology

Daphne Wright - Emotional Archaeology (Download)

Thursday 12 November 2015
A retrospective exhibition of Bristol based artist Daphne Wright featuring casting, sound recording , film making and drawing.
John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea

John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea (Download)

Thursday 12 November 2015
John Akomfrah: Vertigo Sea is the first UK showing of the internationally-acclaimed, three-screen, film installation Vertigo Sea which was premiered at the Venice Biennale in 2015. This poignant work weaves archival material, readings from classical sources and newly shot footage to create a film that explores man’s relationship with ‘the sublime seas’ as a means of migration and livelihood.
Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE

Richard Long: TIME AND SPACE (Download)

Friday 04 September 2015
A major new solo exhibition celebrating Bristol-based artist Richard Long, including several new works and recreations of previous works that have been made for this exhibition. #RichardLong
Young Arnolfini: And Then We Pulled The Words Apart

Young Arnolfini: And Then We Pulled The Words Apart (Download)

Monday 08 June 2015
Young Arnolfini, Black Kettle Collective (Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea) and Ikon Youth Programme (Ikon Gallery, Birmingham) present a collaborative exhibition that explores language.
Do Ho Suh Press Kit

Do Ho Suh Press Kit (Download)

Thursday 19 February 2015
5Hz: Emma Smith Press Kit

5Hz: Emma Smith Press Kit (Download)

Tuesday 03 February 2015
Christine Sun Kim Press Kit

Christine Sun Kim Press Kit (Download)

Tuesday 03 February 2015
Plus Tate partners attract 3.5 million visits annually

Plus Tate partners attract 3.5 million visits annually (Download)

Wednesday 14 January 2015
Success of visual arts has played major role in regeneration across UK
Arnolfini and UWE Partnership

Arnolfini and UWE Partnership (Download)

Tuesday 13 January 2015
Arnolfini and UWE agree major new partnership to enhance the cultural offer on the harbourside in Bristol
Grounded

Grounded (Download)

Thursday 11 December 2014
Beckie Darlington presents Gate Theatre's award winning production, in association with Bristol Old Vic.
Neural Geometry Weekend

Neural Geometry Weekend (Download)

Friday 21 November 2014
Presented as part of the BFI's Sci Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, a programme of Sci-Fi film classics and new performance.
Arnolfini announces Kate Brindley as Director

Arnolfini announces Kate Brindley as Director (Download)

Thursday 06 November 2014
Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol is very pleased to announce the appointment of Kate Brindley as its Director.
Emma Smith 5Hz Press Kit

Emma Smith 5Hz Press Kit (Download)

Friday 31 October 2014
Josephine Pryde Press Kit

Josephine Pryde Press Kit (Download)

Wednesday 15 October 2014
Willem de Rooij Press Kit

Willem de Rooij Press Kit (Download)

Thursday 16 October 2014
Family Fun and The Promise

Family Fun and The Promise (Download)

Thursday 28 August 2014
A press release giving an overview of family events relating to The Promise taking place over the summer