COLLABORATIONS

This programme of collaborations has been developed to ensure participation from a range of individuals and groups, both in and outside of the arts. The aim os this programme is to establish long term relationships with communities and audiences around the city producing relevant projects through open and participatory strategies. 

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© Peter Mitchell

Growing Spaces

IN COLLABORATION WITH BRISTOL FOOD NETWORK, GOING FOR GOLD, BRISTOL EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP, CITY FARMS, SOIL ASSOCIATION & THE ST.PAULS COMMUNITY DARKROOM. 

 

After Chris Hoare began his Growing Spaces commission for Bristol Photo Festival in 2020, we knew there was more to explore. Chris had captured the rich landscape of growing spaces around Bristol, representing and revealing the diverse beauty of these increasingly important areas. But his work also epitomised the practice and self-discipline involved in capturing the perfect image, and this was equally reflected in the stories of hard work and determination that each allotment holder shared. This project therefore aimed to draw upon these parallels between photography and growing and to find out more about how the two practices connect. After all, aren’t the tastiest vegetables and the most interesting art the product of hard work and learning to understand raw materials?

This project includes a commission, living archive, outdoor workshops, photo walks and exhibitions.

 

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The Living Room Archive

IN COLLABORATION WITH CREATIVE SHIFT, WELLSPRING SETTLEMENT, ARNOLFINI, BRISTOL ARCHIVES, ST. PAULS COMMUNITY DARKROOM & BOOMSATSUMA SCHOOL. 

 

The Living Room Archive is a collaborative project to compile photographs of  this particular domestic space using creative public participation, through workshops, mail-art and digital tools. This ongoing collective archive will help us to reflect and analyse the sociological, psychological, anthropological and cultural importance of this space as well as helping us to imagine a new future.

This project includes wellbeing workshops, a living archive, collage art packages and outdoor exhibitions.

 

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© Bristol Archives 40826/HSG/63/1

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© Bristol Archives 40826/HSG/63/1

The Living Room Archive

 

The Living Room Archive is a collaborative project to compile photographs of  this particular domestic space using creative public participation, through workshops, mail-art and digital tools. This ongoing collective archive will help us to reflect and analyse the sociological, psychological, anthropological and cultural importance of this space as well as helping us to imagine a new future.

 

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© Industrial and Maritime Museum. Bristol Archives. PD1517

Neighbourhoods

IN COLLABORATION WITH M-SHED MUSEUM

 

We’re teaming up with M Shed Museum putting together a digital space where you can explore the past and present of your area. We want you to share photos, stories and comments that tell us what it’s like round your way. Where is the most beautiful spot in your hood? What's your most cherished memory? What gives its specific character?.

More information about how to get involved will be announce in the Spring.

 

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© Bristol Maratime and Industrial Collection. Bristol Archives. PD1517

Neighbourhoods

IN COLLABORATION WITH M-SHED MUSEUM

 

We’re teaming up with M Shed Museum putting together a digital space where you can explore the past and present of your area. We want you to share photos, stories and comments that tell us what it’s like round your way. Where is the most beautiful spot in your hood? What's your most cherished memory? What gives its specific character?.

More information about how to get involved will be announce in the Spring.

© Red Saunders

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The Stage

IN COLLABORATION WITH BRITISH CULTURAL ARCHIVE, BRISTOL ARCHIVES & STRANGE BREW

 

The People’s Archive (British Culture Archive) is a popular online resource documenting and preserving crowdsourced images of life in twentieth century Britain. The archive gives a platform and more importantly a voice to a diverse spectrum of people and communities across the UK. It's an important social document that highlights the changes of everyday life, society and culture by the people who lived through it.

A part of the Festival's first edition, we will launch a collaborative photography project with them to collect images about music and subcultures in the UK with a Bristol focus, presenting the results as part of an event including live music.

More information about how to get involved will be announce in the Summer.

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WITH-IN

FIRECRACKER 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

WITH-IN is a celebration of firecracker, an organization who has been supporting the work of female photographers for over 10 years with mentoring, publications, talks and now for the first time an exhibition. This project will have a series of events and other activities attached. More information soon.

 

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WITH-IN

FIRECRACKER 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

WITH-IN is a celebration of firecracker, an organization who has been supporting the work of female photographers for over 10 years with mentoring, publications, talks and now for the first time an exhibition. This project will have a series of events and other activities attached. More information soon.

 

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© Red Saunders

The Stage

 

The People’s Archive (British Culture Archive) is a popular online resource documenting and preserving crowdsourced images of life in twentieth century Britain. The archive gives a platform and more importantly a voice to a diverse spectrum of people and communities across the UK. It's an important social document that highlights the changes of everyday life, society and culture by the people who lived through it.

A part of the Festival's first edition, we will launch a collaborative photography project with them to collect images about music and subcultures in the UK with a Bristol focus, presenting the results as part of an event including live music.

More information about how to get involved will be announce in the Summer.

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WITH-IN

FIRECRACKER 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

WITH-IN is a celebration of firecracker, an organization who has been supporting the work of female photographers for over 10 years with mentoring, publications, talks and now for the first time an exhibition. This project will have a series of events and other activities attached. More information soon.

 

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© Sara Waiswa

Sarah Waiswa and British Empire & Commonwealth Collection (Bristol Archives)

 
 
Sarah Waiswa, a documentary and portrait photographer based in Kenya, will be collaborating with the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection at Bristol Archives. The exhibition will showcase a selection of her contemporary portraits of African people alongside portraits from the archives in a thought-provoking display, to reframe and challenge existing narratives around colonialism, power and identity. There will be a programme of talks, workshops and events around this exhibition.

 

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© Sara Waiswa

Sarah Waiswa and the British Empire & Commonwealth Collection

IN COLLABORATION WITH BRISTOL ARCHIVES
 
 
Sarah Waiswa, a documentary and portrait photographer based in Kenya, will be collaborating with the British Empire and Commonwealth Collection at Bristol Archives. The exhibition will showcase a selection of her contemporary portraits of African people alongside portraits from the archives in a thought-provoking display, to reframe and challenge existing narratives around colonialism, power and identity. There will be a programme of talks, workshops and events around this exhibition.

 

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WITH-IN

FIRECRACKER 10 YEARS ANNIVERSARY

WITH-IN is a celebration of firecracker, an organization who has been supporting the work of female photographers for over 10 years with mentoring, publications, talks and now for the first time an exhibition. This project will have a series of events and other activities attached. More information soon.