Park Street is full of independent bars, restaurants and clothes and coffee shops! Come and check it out! 🏫
Park Street está llena bares, restaurantes, tiendas de ropa y cafeterías independientes! Ven a conocer! 🏫
Time to big up this guy; @dixondoesdoodles
This week he has his prints up for your perusal @the_greenbank_pub in Easton, Bristol.
He’s been working solidly to get this done, whilst preparing for his busy time of year, Christmas. Perhaps more importantly he’s been doing this whilst single handedly looking after our kids and house. I say this not because I think it’s wonderful a man takes all this on. (Bollocks to that. We’re all human, we’re all equal.) I say it because, man or woman, it’s a lot to juggle and it deserves a shout out.
This guy has loved being creative with pen and pencil since school. When I met him he was dithering about whether to do art school and thankfully he did. But it was a big deal, no one at home had been to uni and perhaps an art degree was a little unusual?!
He studied print making and illustration and found a love, and absolute gift, for capturing the humour in the weird and mundane around him.
When we moved in together he was working to pay rent (again supporting me, whilst I finished my degree and then we had Babies). Art took a backseat but it wasn’t right.
8 years ago we encouraged him to pick up a pencil and 6 years ago we swapped roles (because, you know, men and women are equal and all that). He started to make his art a reality again and now it’s his work and career.
It’s not easy being a hard working northerner having to start from scratch and earn little, bit he’s stuck at. I hope because he realises he’s happier creating. It’s what he’s born to do.
This latest collection of prints focuses on him taking local south west monuments and adding the weird and wonderfully absurd.
If you live in Brizzle pop into the pub over the next 3 weeks and take a look. If you don’t live in brizzle.... (why not?) Check out his website or instagram. He’s on Etsy. There’s no excuse.
Thanks for listening. #bristolillustrator#southwestart#doodler#bristoldads#bristolexhibition#suspensionbridge#ssgreatbritain#willsmemorial#albertthegorilla#tbingstodosouthwest#bristol#brunel@bristol247@ssgreatbritain@bristolmuseums
“That’s our planet”
That’s the first thing my daughter said when she saw @lukejerramartist#gaia yesterday, a huge rotating installation of Earth which was at the Wills Memorial building in Bristol over the weekend.
I must say it was absolutely breathtaking to see, when you walk in to that grand hall and see this beaut shining down on everyone. Lots of people were laid down staring up at it and the room seemed peaceful until Emmeline found a little friend and started running around the room with her 😂
If you want to see it there are apparently several ‘Gaia’s’ touring simultaneously in 2019 according to Jerram’s website;
National Science & Media Museum, Bradford, UK, 16 July – 1 September
Discovery Moon landing 50th Anniversary Special, Taipei, 18 July – 18 August
Wales Millenium Centre, UK, 20 July – 1 September
University of Bristol, UK, 15 – 18 August
Peterborough Cathedral, UK, 19 August – 15 September
White Night 2019, Riga, Latvia, 6 – 9 September
One of few artistic sights that’s probably proved more spectacular in photos than in person...and therefore quite possibly not worth the big effort it took to drag myself up there and through the crowd today 😅🌍
Luke Jerram's Gaia Earth installation in Bristol University's Wills Memorial Building today. This 7m diameter suspended sphere uses NASA images to show an accurate snapshot of spaceship Earth in all it's fragile beauty.
@lukejerramartist#gaia was mesmerising
Measuring seven metres in diameter, Gaiafeatures 120dpi detailed NASA imagery of the Earth’s surface*. The artwork provides the opportunity to see our planet on this scale, floating in three-dimensions.
The installation creates a sense of the Overview Effect, which was first described by author Frank White in 1987. Common features of the experience for astronauts are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment. #bristol#willsmemorial #earth
Some awesome autumnal scenes out there across the city as illustrated in all your amazing images over the last 24 hours. Great work peeps!
Creative master and friend of @IgersBristol@josh.perrett has done it once again with this stunning image of Wills Memorial Building taken at the top of Park Street. Fantastic work Josh and thanks for providing tonight's Photo of the Day.
Chosen by IgersBristol moderator @bristoljj