Press Releases

On this page you will find press releases and a selection of images available to download. These images are copyright controlled and are for sole purpose of promotion and review. If you need clarification or wish to request further content or interviews, please email

  • 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.

  • Seeds of Change 2016

    Friday, 10th June 2016

    Seeds of Change: A Floating Ballast Seed Garden celebrates ‘Bristol Year of Learning’ with a summer of boat trips and talks in Bristol.

  • Art from Elsewhere: International Contemporary Art from UK Galleries

    Friday, 18th March 2016

    This spring, Arnolfini and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery are working in partnership to present a compelling exhibition of international art across two venues in central Bristol. Art from Elsewhere gathers 38 significant artists from 22 countries, whose work addresses life, politics, identity and cultural change within an increasingly ‘globalised’ society. Below, you can download a full press release and high resolution images.

  • Arnolfini Programme 2016

    Thursday, 12th November 2015

    Arnolfini launches 2016 Programme to include John Akomfrah, Art from Elsewhere, Daphne Wright and Ballast Seed Garden

  • Daphne Wright – Emotional Archaeology

    A retrospective exhibition of Bristol based artist Daphne Wright featuring casting, sound recording , film making and drawing.

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