A free pop-up gallery experience, curated by Zeg’s Decorative Fine Arts, will make its debut this November at the Ashton Court Manor (Sunday 1st – Sunday 8th). The collection of 60 handpicked antiques and original artworks will be showcased alongside some of Bristol’s key players in its internationally renowned street art scene. The aim is to provide accessible art directly to local audiences with the majority of pieces, framed and ready to hang, ranging between £20-100.
With support from Bristol charity, Artspace Lifespace, a virtual preview tour and onsite viewing are on offer, free of charge. The exhibition acknowledges unrecognised, amateur talent and includes classical oil and watercolour paintings dating back to the 19th century. A retrospective installation piece of works from Bristol graffiti 3Dom, Feek, and Sepr will also feature. Original sketches from these artists will be available to buy onsite and online. Prints can also be ordered for next-working-day delivery.
“With the history of the space and the pedigree within Bristol that Artspace Lifespace have built over the years, we are delighted to present this inaugural event for the first time at Ashton Court. After months of lockdown and only a limited number of events taking place, exploring new ways to help people connect with each other and original art is the premise for this exciting new prospect,” says Hugo Stanbury, Curator of Zeg’s Decorative Fine Art.
The virtual preview tour will be hosted by Hugo on Sunday 1st November between 6-8pm. The tour footage will be made available to art fans who wish to enjoy the exhibition from their own home. The gallery is open to the public Monday 2nd – Sunday 8th November 9-6pm and set out so as to allow visitors to keep to social distancing guidelines. With special thanks to Artspace Lifespace and Ashton Court for their support.
Register for the tour via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About Zeg’s Decorative Fine Arts
Zeg’s Decorative Fine Arts is a new venture which aims to make classic artworks more affordable and accessible. These works will be presented in a contemporary manner in a series of temporary ‘pop-up’ gallery experiences and art sales.
About Artspace Lifespace
Artspace Lifespace is a Registered Charity (No: 1168150) that recycles vacant, under-used and problem properties into thriving creative resources.
Self-born and bred in Bristol, UK, Sepr is a prolific character-based artist whose work can be seen in abundance all over the streets of Bristol and the UK. He has exhibited and painted all over the world, recently finishing a painting tour of Japan, China, Europe, Australia, Mexico, and the US. He paints as part of the ASK graffiti crew, screen prints as part of the Jacknife gig poster collective and works as a tattooist at Steady Hand Tattoos, Bristol.
3Dom 22 is one of Bristol’s new generation of street artists, who regularly paints amazing pieces in a liberal city that has a history of supporting artists. 3Dom is an appropriate name – he regularly combines disparate images in the same characters, ranging from lemons to weight’s bars, treehouses and cages. 3Dom’s vivid imagination, combined with his sense of humour, makes each one of his characters original, unmistakable and a pleasure to find on the street. He now also works doing tattoos at the Bath Road tattoo studio, Steady Hands.
Sunday 1st – Monday 9th November 2020 Event registration: http://bit.ly/Zegs_Bristol