Arnolfini

Press Releases

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  • Our Future

    Monday, 28th January 2019

    Press announcement – Monday 28 January 2019. Arnolfini announces today that it plans to enter a new partnership with the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) as a subsidiary charitable incorporated organisation (CIO), significantly improving Arnolfini’s ongoing financial position and greatly increasing the chances of securing a new long-term funding relationship with Arts Council England.

  • Autumn at Arnolfini: Grayson Perry, #newrules, new programme and a new Café Bar partner

    Wednesday, 20th September 2017

    As Bristol’s major centre for contemporary arts prepares for an exhibition expected to attract in excess of 75,000 visitors to the city, today Arnolfini announces further details of its autumn season.

  • Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

    Wednesday, 26th July 2017

    This autumn, Arnolfini is welcoming a major exhibition by Grayson Perry, one of the world’s most charismatic artists and astute commentators on contemporary society, to Bristol.

  • Playback: Touring Exhibition in association with Random Acts

    Thursday, 29th June 2017

    Arnolfini welcomes touring exhibition Playback, a dynamic display of over 200 short films made by young artist filmmakers from all across England.

  • John Akomfrah’s Vertigo Sea nominated for South Bank Sky Arts Award 2017

    Tuesday, 6th June 2017

    The South Bank Sky Arts Awards honour the very best of British culture. Arnolfini’s exhibition of John Akomfrah’s acclaimed video installation Vertigo Sea, has been nominated in the ‘Visual Arts’ category.

  • Basim Magdy exhibition extended

    Wednesday, 31st May 2017

    Arnolfini is pleased to announce the extension of its current exhibition by Basim Magdy. The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings is Magdy’s first major UK solo exhibition and will now remain open at Arnolfini until 6 August 2017.

  • Clare Doherty appointed as new Director of Arnolfini

    Wednesday, 10th May 2017

    Arnolfini prepares for the arrival of new incoming Director Claire Doherty, who officially takes up her position on 1 August. Doherty joins the organisation after fifteen years as the Director and Founder of Situations, one of the UK’s foremost producers of public art projects.

  • Punjabtronix

    Mercury nominated electronic music producer DJ Swami joins forces with Punjabi folk musicians to create an innovative musical and visual experience.

  • Basim Magdy – The Stars Were Aligned for a Century of New Beginnings

    Tuesday, 28th February 2017

    Arnolfini are delighted to bring The Stars Were Aligned For a Century of New Beginnings to Bristol, a major solo exhibition by Egyptian artist Basim Magdy.

  • Bristol Family Arts Festival 2016

    Thursday, 25th August 2016

    Bristol Family Arts Festival is a city-wide celebration of creativity, engaging with over 3,500 family members each year. The festival celebrates INNOVATION in an exciting programme of high-quality family activities, taking place over the month of October, including the half-term week, climaxing in a finale event on 30 October.

  • Moving Targets Press Release

    Thursday, 30th June 2016

    In Punk’s 40th anniversary year, Moving Targets draws on Bristol’s unique independent spirit and explores punk as an attitude with more than one history and meaning.

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