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Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018: Instagram competition

by Karen MacDonald, Engagement Officer – Exhibitions Are you an aspiring wildlife photographer in the Bristol area? To celebrate the opening of Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2018 at M Shed, we’re running our own mini competition. Send us your…

KALA CHNG: Music, Knowle West and doing what you love

by Natasia Patel, freelance writer Artist KALA CHNG (Makala Cheung) is a Knowle Wester and proud. She’s been a solo artist for almost a decade and is just coming into her stride, with Fire ranked Number One in the South West Ujima FM Chart Show and Tr…

Six curator picks from Fabric Africa

The Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles exhibition is now up and open for all to visit. I hope you enjoy the selection of items I’ve put together. As the exhibition title suggests, there are many different ways of engaging with them, and many …

Music, coming of age and creative spaces with Duppy Beatz

by Natasia Patel from Bristol Museums’ Youth Panel Duppy Beatz is a Bristol based grime and rap artist and producer. His career took off thanks to BBC Introducing, and he’s played to thousands in Bristol’s Millennium Square. Now he insp…

A window into Africa

by Lisa Graves, World Cultures curator The exhibition Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles has been over a year in the planning and on 30 June it will open to the public at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. For me, the textiles have always been a …

Guest blog: Woman’s Hour Craft Prize by National Friendly

by Dawn Carey, Executive Assistant at National Friendly I’ve worked for the Bristol based mutual, National Friendly for 9 years now, so I’m no stranger to the city’s creative culture, from the great street art to the fascinating exhibitions at Brist…

Ian Matthews: Best Bristol music moments

As we prepare to open the doors to our Bristol Music exhibition, we caught up with Ian Matthews – born and bred Bristolian and Kasabian drummer – to quiz him on his best Bristol music moments… Growing up Bristol, what gigs did you go to…

A call out to artists, craftspeople and makers in the Bristol area

Share your work with the Bristol public! From 7 July – 2 September 2018, Bristol Museum & Art Gallery will be hosting the Woman’s Hour Craft Prize touring exhibition. This inaugural Prize celebrates 70 years of Woman’s Hour and showcases the most i…

Inspired by: Sewage Surfer

by Lee Hutchinson, Curator of Industrial and Maritime History and Rowan Whitehouse, Administration Apprentice. The next in our series of blogs inspired by images from the 53rd Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, is from Lee Hutchinson and R…

Memories of the School’s Art Service

by Sue Stops, member of the public The current exhibition of pots from the School’s Art Service Collection has brought back many memories for me. In the 1960s my husband, John Stops RWA, was teaching pottery at Bedminster Down school. During this time a…