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We have again teamed-up with our friends across the water at Spike Island to invite you to Bristol Art Night on Friday 17 February, for a preview of the exhibitions opening at both galleries.

Between 6pm to 8pm be the first to visit new Spike Island exhibitions Howardena Pindell: A New Language and Ayo Akingbade: Show Me The World Mister.

From 7pm to 9pm Arnolfini welcome you to the first showing of Garry Fabian Miller: ADORE as well as UWE Bristol Students’ Found.

Admission to both previews is free, with no need to book. It is around a 10-minute walk between Arnolfini and Spike Island via Prince Street Bridge.

For further details of each exhibition, please follow the links below.

We all look forward to welcoming you to Bristol’s Art Night and would love to see your pictures from the evening, please tag @SpikeIsland #SpikeIsland and @ArnolfiniArts #Arnolfini in your socials.

Arnolfini logo in black text against a white background. Underneath the word Arnolfini it says est. 1961
A soft focus sunshine yellow rectangle within the centre, a smaller, mid-pink rectangle.

Garry Fabian Miller: ADORE

Garry Fabian Miller, one of the most inventive and original photographers of his time, makes a very welcome return to Arnolfini, and his home city of Bristol, to present ADORE, a major exhibition celebrating a lifetime of his work. Until 28 May 2023.


Inspired by Arnolfini’s recent show Bharti Kher: The Body is a Place, UWE Bristol students from across Fashion Communication, Fashion Textiles, Filmmaking, Fine Art, Graphic Design, Illustration, and Interior Design have collaborated in mixed-discipline groups to create new work, showcased in this exhibition on Arnolfini’s second floor gallery. Until 26 February 2023.

Ayo Akingbade: Show Me The World Mister

Show Me The World Mister is an exhibition by Ayo Akingbade comprising two new film commissions shot on location in Nigeria. Until 21 May 2023.

Howardena Pindell: A New Language

An exhibition surveying Howardena Pindell’s six-decade-long career, from early abstract paintings to more overtly political works that tackle subjects including slavery, violence against Black and Indigenous people, and the AIDS pandemic. Until 21 May 2023.

Archive Blog

Greeting card from Garry Fabian Miller to former director at Arnolfini, Tessa Jackson. Dated 21st January 1993. © Garry Fabian Miller

The archive blog is a digital display showing the history of Garry Fabian Miller’s long-established working relationship with Arnolfini. It brings together archive records from the planning and display of Arnolfini’s 1997 exhibition, along with press releases and reviews, and written correspondence that were exchanged between the artist and Arnolfini.


About the Artist

A colour photograph of artist Garry Fabian Miller sat in a white walled and floor studio, surrounded by his work.

Garry Fabian Miller

Garry Fabian Miller (born 1957, Bristol) is one of the most progressive figures in contemporary fine art photography.
ADORE is his third exhibition at Arnolfini in his home city.

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