4 November 2021

Winter Lecture: It’s a living – my life as a street artist

Join us for the November Winter Lecture to find out about Andy Council’s life as a street artist.

Andy will discuss his work as an artist actively involved in the Bristol street art and graffiti scene. He will describe how he became involved in the subculture from starting out as an illustrator, his position in the scene, his inspirations and the techniques he uses. The gentrification of Bristol, tagging, commercialisation of the art form and NOT being Banksy will probably also be mentioned!

Speaker: Andy Council is a Bristol UK based artist who creates composite beasts made up of architectural landmarks and other recognisable elements. He often incorporates collaboration with communities in his process; identifying local and personal landmarks with people which are then included in the pieces. His work takes the form of illustration, painting and huge murals which can be seen across the UK and beyond.

Andy has pieces in Bristol Museum’s permanent collection and two large scale works in Chelsea & Westminster Hospital, London. He has exhibited in the US and has had his work published internationally.

How to take part

The Winter Lectures are free but you need to book your ticket in advance. All Winter Lectures are held at Bristol University, not Bristol Museum & Art Gallery. Please note that this event is an in-person event.

Venue address:
Priory Road Lecture Theatre,
University of Bristol,
8 Woodland Road,

Please arrive 15 minutes before the advertised start time to take your seat. Parking in the area can be difficult so you may want to allow extra time to find a space if you are driving to the venue.

Image: © Andy Council

Available Tickets Price Qty *
Free Ticket £0.00 (GBP) / ticket

* Please note that a maximum number of 10 tickets can be purchased for this event per order.

Additional information

About the Winter Lectures

Bristol Museums have delivered a Winter Lecture Series between October and April every year since 1948. Past speakers have included many of the leading experts of their time and some famous faces.

Today, the Winter Lectures are sponsored by the Friends of Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives and are free and open to all. Lectures are all connected in some way to Bristol Museum’s amazing collections and cover a range of subjects including geology, natural history, archaeology, art and world cultures.