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Punk has more than one story

This summer at Arnolfini we embrace the unstable, the volatile and the unpredictable. In Punk’s 40th anniversary year, we draw on Bristol’s independent spirit and explore punk as an attitude that has more than one history and meaning.

Moving Targets brings an unruly summer season of music, performance, visual art and activities to the harbourside. Art works, sounds, events and workshops spill out of the building, taking over our foyer, leaking into the bookshop and café, and activating the outdoor space.

Arnolfini and the city of Bristol have a special relationship to punk. During July and August, join us to find out about other stories and ideas around punk and tell us what punk means to you.

Should we reject the future? Be angry, raw, fearless? Is there a place in punk for everyone?

Let’s step outside the gallery, make things happen, shout out loud, disrupt, improvise and make some noise! 

Moving Targets includes:

A foyer takeover by artist Gillian Wylde, overloading with a frantic collage of images, sounds, video and text

Outdoor poster work exploring print as protest by artist Phoebe Davies and students from UWE Graphic Design in collaboration with Bristol Archive Records

Live radio shows by artist Jenny Moore and collective, gal-dem

Inhabit, a space to debate the future of our city, created by Young Arnolfini in Gallery 1

Unmissable Music celebrating Bristol’s punk heritage

Plus a whole host of defiant performances, films, workshops, discussions and family activities.

Please note: Our Summer programme Moving targets includes a series of gigs and activities and an exhibition in Gallery 1. Building works are taking place in the other areas of the building as we work on a new relationship with UWE.

Join in the conversation using #bristolpunk

*Our title Moving Targets is taken from and dedicated to Mimi Thi Nguyen and Golnar Nikpour’s amazing chapbook, ‘Punk is a Moving Target’, Guillotine press, 2013