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Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency

Friday 18 August 2017 to Monday 28 August 2017, 13:00 to 16:00

Karanjit Panesar takes over the galleries to create imagined future worlds through collaborative film making.

With: Karanjit Panesar

We Are Family takes over the first floor of Arnolfini, turning the gallery into a family space and studio for you to create a collaborative experimental film.

Play with giant props and miniature sets to imagine your perfect future worlds. Use green screen technology to layer ideas and films together and watch your work appear on the big screen.

Admission is free, just drop in throughout the week to see what fantastic creations you can make!

Most suitable for 5+ but all are welcome to have a go.

See what happened at our last We Are Family Artist Residency here

See more about Karanjit's work here


Please note the gallery is closed on Monday 21 August but open on Bank Holiday Monday 28 August.


Relaxed Openings

On Wednesday 23 and Friday 25 August the We Are Family gallery space will open early from 12-1pm for families who may find it easier to visit when the gallery is quieter.

Places are limited so we recommend booking in advance. For more information on this offer and how to book follow the links below:

Wednesday 23rd August, 12- 1

Friday 25th August, 12-1  

All our family events aim to be welcoming and accessible to all. If there are anyways we can make our events more accessible for you or your children please contact

0117 9172300

There is a quiet room available for families to use if you need to take time out from the gallery.

Sensory Space

Throughout this We Are Family residency a Sensory Space can also be found on the first floor of Arnolfini.

Anyone is welcome to use the Sensory Space and it is particularly designed to be welcoming to neurodiverse children and families, children with autism or additional needs. More information


Access to our building

We aim to make all visitors welcome. For help planning your visit please download the following:


This We Are Family residency accompanies our August exhibition, Playback: Touring exhibition in association with Random Acts, which features shorts by over 200 emerging artist filmmakers. 

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