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Summer 2017 We Are Family Artist Residency - Relaxed Opening

Friday 25 August 2017, 12:00 to 13:00

Enjoy We Are Family at a relaxed early opening

With: Karanjit Panesar

From 18-28 August, We Are Family artist Karanjit Panesar takes over the first floor of Arnolfini, turning the gallery into a family space and studio in which you can create a collaborative experimental film.

On 25 August, come into our family gallery space before we are open to enjoy hands-on activity in a relaxed environment.

Join Arnolfini's learning team to play with giant props and miniature sets, as we imagine our perfect future worlds. Use green screen technology to layer ideas and films together and watch your work appear live on the big screen.

This session is particularly suitable for neurodiverse children and families, children with autism or additional needs who may find it easier to enjoy the activity in a calmer environment. Families are welcome to come for the early opening and stay for as long as they would like into the afternoon.

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

To book your place or to talk to someone about what to expect from the event or how we can make it more accessible for you or your children please contact: 

0117 917 2300.

Most suitable for 5+ but all are welcome to have a go. Please book for all members of your party.

Not able to make 25 August? We also have a Relaxed Opening on Wednesday 23 August

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

See more about Karanjit's work here

Sensory Space

From 18-28 August a Sensory Space can 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:


For more information about Arnolfini's accessibility have a look at our accessibility page


This We Are Family event 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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