Thursday, 26 November 2009

Opening hours for December
Mon - Sat: 10.30 am - 6.30pm
Sun: 12.00am - 4.00pm
Xmas Eve: 10.30am - 2.30pm
We will then be closed until Tuesday 29th Dec.

One Monkey Don't Stop No Show - Xmas group exhibition
lots of fabulous gift ideas, original artwork and prints

Matte Stephens________________ Amy Ruppel______________

Julia Pott_____________________ Shira Sela__________________

plus, vintage inspired soft toys by Alice Apple (UK)


Tuesday, 27 October 2009

People of Print

You are invited to attend the opening reception of our latest exhibition PEOPLE OF PRINT

Thursday 29th October 2009: 7.00 - 9.00pm

People of Print was started two years ago by Bristol based artist Marcroy Smith, as an online library of contemporary printmakers.
We have invited Marcroy to curate an exhbition of selected works from the artists involved, including the likes of:
Urban Inks (USA), Halo Halo (Canada), Le Gun (London), Sac Magique (Finland), Karl Grandin (Sweden), Mike Perry (USA), Heretic (London), Cut-Out (Birmingham), Ryan Adair (USA), Seripop (Canada), David Foldvari (London), and lots lots more....

Exhibition continues
Fri 30th October - Sat 28th November

Opening hours:
Tues - Sat: 10.30 am - 6.30pm (5.30pm on Sat)
Sun & Mon: closed



Spike Island 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

We will be setting up shop at Spike Island alongside artists and publishers from across the country. The book fair is open 1-6pm.

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Yellena James

Yellena grew up and attended art school in war-torn Sarajevo, moved to the U.S. when she was 18, and continued to pursue her study of art and design. In her artwork, she combines complex abstract forms into images that take on lives of their own.

Her colourful arrangements of organic shapes and tangled lines are at once floral and alien, organic and sci-fi, crafty and fantastic. The Oregon-based artist doesn't pinpoint specific inspiration, but believes that her work reflects "places, things, dreams, and a desire to define beauty and spark imagination.

Preview: Thursday 24th Sept, 7 - 9pm
exhibition continues Friday 25th Sept - Sat 24th Oct

Admission free


Wednesday, 2 September 2009


The dreamachine, was conceived by artist and writer Brion Gysin sometime in the early 1960's, after reading William Grey Walter's book, The Living Brain.

Brion Gysin was a close friend of William S. Burroughs (who often receives credit for the invention) and Burroughs's "systems adviser" Ian Sommerville was called upon to produce the machine for them.

The dreamachine produces pulses of light between 8-13 Hz, the frequency of alpha-waves in the brain during the dream stages of sleep. The pulsating light stimulates the optical nerve and alters the brain's electrical oscillations.

Viewed with the eyes closed, the viewer experiences bright, complex swirling patterns of colour behind their closed eyelids.

Part of the worldwide NAKEDLUNCH@50 celebrations, marking the 50th anniversary of the first publication of William S. Burroughs’ groundbreaking novel. There is a programme of live events and films taking place on Sunday 13th September, at the Cube Cinema, Bristol.

Tuesday 8th - Saturday 19th September

Admission free


Tuesday, 23 June 2009


Curated by The Outcrowd Collective (Simon Peplow, Lawrence Roper, Marcus Oakley, Holly Wales), The Joyful Bewilderment is an international group exhibition showcasing the outpourings of over 100 like-minded image-makers, including:
Ben Newman, Christopher Bettig, Cornelia O’Donovan, French, Holly Stevenson, James Jarvis, Josh Petherick, Lucy Mclauchlan, Marcus Oakley, Matthew Feyld, Mike Perry, Nigel Peake, Rob Ryan, Ryan Jacob Smith, Steven Harrington, Stuart Kolakovic, Simon Peplow, Supermundane...

Preview: Tuesday 7th July, 7.00 - 9.00pm

continues Wednesday 8th July - Saturday 29th August 2009

Admission free

For further details, download the Press Release, or visit

The Joyful Bewilderment - flyer


Friday, 29 May 2009

Temper Temper - flyer

Here Gallery presents a new exhibition of multi-disciplinary work by three contemporary female artists who, through their varied practices all manage to find beauty in the mundanity and ugliness of the everyday.

Preview Fri 5th June from 7pm


Tuesday, 14 April 2009

Take it to the Hills is an exhibition of new drawings, collages, prints and paintings by Lindsey Stainer and Bjørn Lie.

Come along to the Opening Night for May Day merriment and enchanting music performed by the resplendent Timothy Weary of The Weary Band.

Friday 1st May from 7.00pm

Looking forward to seeing all you fine folks there!

view the artwork


Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Preview 14th March 2009, continues until 25th April 2009

David’s work illustrates ideas rubbing against each other, drawing on references to ancient mythology along side popular culture; creating a dialogue and vocabulary that skips between the historic and the contemporary.

“My work deals with an ongoing quest to control and define the human condition. The work depicts all the devious devices we use to conceal and reveal our true identities as we struggle both to fit in and stand out. I make work that illustrates the shifts between the multitude of fictions we labour under and the reality of who we are.

I often work directly onto objects I find so I can give up full control of what I make. This is very important to me as I am drawn into a dialogue between myself and my ever changing environments. My work shifts and mutates under the influences of external ideas, environments and conditions. I make things that force me to consider what it is to be human.”

David is a freelance artist and his work has been applied to a variety of contexts, including illustration, graphic design and theatre set design. Clients include Chicken Shed Theatre Company and The British Council. David is resident artist and curator of the Nowhere North Gallery, London.


Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Eleanor Hardwick flyer

DREAMSCAPES an exhibition of photography by Eleanor Hardwick
5th February - 9th March, 2009

Here Gallery is very proud to launch its 2009 exhibition schedule, with the debut solo show by Eleanor Hardwick.

Eleanor was born in Oxford, England in 1993. She became interested in photography at the age of twelve when she bought a doll and took some photos of it. The hobby then progressed into a passion for portraiture and fashion.

Since then she has had features with publications including The Independent and Dazed and Confused, and others worldwide. By the age of fifteen she already had offers for several exhibitions, and has worked with various professional models, musicians and individuals.

Eleanor usually uses a Canon EOS 400D with a 50mm f.1/8 lens for her work, however she also enjoys using Polaroids and film SLRs every now and then, a selection of which will form part of this exhibition. She often works with natural light, and although she does manipulate many of her images, tries to minimise post production. Eleanor’s work is often staged outdoors and can involve a variety of props, and has even been known to take baths into flower beds, doors into fields, and mattresses to the beach.

In 2009, she plans to study Photography, English and Fine Art at a sixth form college. She hopes to then travel the world, working fulltime in fashion and documentary photography.