8 Jan

Venue Publishing

See you in Courtyard

Steve Wright visits Bristol’s newest contemporary artspace.

It’s safe to say that Tina Brown’s impact on the Bristol art scene has been immediate. Arriving in Bristol last May from Hampshire, where she had run her contemporary artspace Courtyard Gallery for over 10 years, Tina found a new home for her gallery at Paintworks, the creative workspace community on Bath Road. Throughout the second half of last year, the newly Bristol-based Courtyard Gallery programmed some of the city’s more ambitious contemporary art exhibitions, introducing Bristolians to artists like Paul Bennett, creator of bold, thickly daubed abstracts, and Nicholas Lees, with his eye-catching ceramic and gold leaf sculptures. An impressive beginning to her Bristol career, in short: but Tina has not stopped there.

Last autumn, at an exhibition she curated in Paintworks’ main events space, Tina met fine art consultant Louise Copping. The two quickly became friends – and have now decided…

View original post 483 more words


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: