For the first time in Bristol art organisations and artists have come together to stage a weekend celebration of art across this city. Involving over 130 different artists across 16 different sites there's a lot to see during the Bristol Art Weekender. The Weekender's FREE programme has been carefully selected to blend internationally significant artists with emerging talent.

Highlights include Jeremy Deller and JMW Turner at Bristol Museum and Art Gallery, Andy Holden at Spike Island and Richard Woods at Works|Projects. There's a retrospective of enigmatic 90s Bristol record label Sarah Records at Arnolfini and outside of the gallery space the Lord Mayor’s Chapel hosts Annika Kahrs’ mesmerising installation of 60 songbirds. You can pick up the full programme either on site, at one of the many venues involved, or by downloading it from this site.

Welcome to Bristol Art Weekender
Download your Weekender guide here. Inside you'll find full details on all the exhibitions and temporary shows, including opening times and addresses. If you're not sure where to start, the guide also features a set of six special Weekender trails. By highlighting connections between works and exhibitions, the suggested routes are a fantastic way to navigate through the city taking in a range of different events and works, and uncovering some of the weekend's hidden gems.

There are over 30 special events running throughout the weekend too and the guide is packed full of ideas for walks, talks, events and workshops for all ages. Some events may need to be booked in advance - Full details, including how to book and times can be found in the events section.

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Use your guide in conjunction with the Bristol Art Map - a new quarterly guide designed to make it easy for visitors to navigate around the city's galleries, artist led initiatives, temporary installations and public artworks. This Spring edition features all sites and venues taking part in the Weekender.

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Your Guide
If you’re a visitor to Bristol download our fact sheet, which includes details on how to get to here – by train, by bus and by plane - details of a special weekend accommodation rate we have secured with our partner, Clifton Hotels and how to get around the city during your visit.

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During the weekend, seek out and talk to one of the Weekender ambassadors. They are there to provide information on the artists and directions to venues, sites and special events. Spot the distinctive BAW T-shirt and you’ve spotted an ambassador. Don’t be shy – ask their advice.

Your Visit
If you miss something or can't get to Bristol for the weekend, you can follow the events online via the Weekender LIVE blog. Throughout the weekend our team of bloggers will be reporting on the weekend's activities, reviewing events and sharing stories.

Visit and follow

The Live Feed below will bring together all of the fantastic Weekender conversations and images being shared by visitors through social media; images, tweets, blogs and status updates using the hashtag #baw2014 will all appear so make some noise - Your thoughts count too.
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Credits & Thanks
Bristol Art Weekender is produced by Situations, a Bristol-based arts producer who support artists to realise extraordinary ideas in unusual locations in the UK and internationally.

The Weekender is produced in partnership with the city’s primary visual arts venues, artist-run initiatives and arts producers, including Antlers Gallery, Arnolfini, Bristol Festival of Ideas, Bristol Museums Galleries & Archives, Bristol Biennial, BV Studios, Field Art Projects, Future Perfect, Hand in Glove, Royal West of England Academy, Spike Island, Spike Associates, Martha King & Hannah Sullivan (The Parlour Showrooms) and Works|Projects.
Funders, supporters & sponsors

We gratefully acknowledge the support of Arts Council England, Art Fund, Blink Giant Media, Bristol City Council, Bristol Ferry,Bristol Festival of Ideas, Clifton Hotels, Design by Rusk, Frameworks, the Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Pear Communications and Redcliffe Imaging.