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Art in Motion (AIM) presents Somewhere in the City, an exhibition of work made by five Bristol based artists: Betty Sargent, Chris Rose, Jeff Johns, Jonathan Barr Lindsey and Dave Pearce

Somewhere in the City is a participatory arts and heritage project that has been exploring an over-looked, historic area of Bristol: a cluster of streets and lanes behind the Hippodrome and extending up to Red Lodge.

The artists participating in the project have worked with AIM to explore this area of the city and have, through research and investigation, created works of art from their responses to the site.

All the artists involved in the project have some form of disability and the project has given them the opportunity to develop and evolve their own practice while contributing their unique approach and vision to the city in which they live.

The project is part of an EU funded international exchange program, Expanding Realities, in collaboration between AIM, CIT Crawford College of Art and Design, GASP, Cork Ireland and Debajo del Sombrero, Madrid, Spain.


Find out more about the artists here.

Wednesday 25 November 2016, 4pm – 8pm

Talk and Opening: Members of the group will be available to talk about their artwork and a short address to mark the opening of the exhibition talk.

Friday 27 November 2016, 2pm – 3pm

AIM: Walk and Talk: An artist led tour of the streets behind the hippodrome and some of the route of the River Frome in the city centre. 

Free but Ticketed

Saturday 28 November, 1pm – 5pm

We are Family: Join the artists from Art in Motion to explore their exhibition ‘Somewhere in the City’ through exciting and engaging activities for families to do together.

Free Drop-in

The exhibition will be shown in Arnolfini’s Light and Dark studios, Level 2.  The artists will be on hand at periods throughout the exhibition to discuss their work.

AIM is a newly emerging, not for profit participatory arts organisation, established by Bristol-based artist Colin Higginson in 2013. It provides opportunities for artists and non-artists to engage with multidisciplinary arts and explore ideas and concepts around heritage and the built environment. It has become a growing community of artists and writers with a commitment to participatory practice. Somewhere in the City involves Colin Higginson, Helen Grant, Amy Spencer and Kamina Walton. 

AIM: Projects


For more information please contact:

Colin Higginson – Director


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