Quick! Time to send in your Art Banner designs

Published on: 30 Jan 2017

BRISTOL artists and creative have been busy signing up to submit artwork for the Gloucester Road Art Banners installation.

Thirty double-sided banners, of approximately two metres tall are planned, inspired by Gloucester Road and all that it offers, showcasing this wonderful independent High Street. 

The initiative is funded jointly by the Gloucester Road Traders, the Bishopston, Cotham & Redland (BCR) Neighbourhood Partnership and North Bristol Artists. However, Council spending cuts have meant that the whole road cannot be covered at this present time. The local business group have therefore decided to start with the Gloucester Road Central area with the hope of expanding up and down the road in the future. 

Each banner will be attached to a lamppost, and can be in place for up to five years. The plan is that the banners will be like an open air Art Gallery up Gloucester Road creating a fantastic, visual impact to the street scene. 

The deadline for submitting artwork is Feb 20th. Sarah Thorp from Gloucester Road Central said: “We would love images with themes such as 'Bike' 'Love' 'Art' 'Colourful' 'Welcome' 'Eat' 'Drink' 'Relax' 'Fresh Food' 'Shop' etc. 

“Not only will artists have the chance to see their artwork up on banners but they could be printed in different ways - on Glos Rd Central bags, postcards and even giant wheelie bin stickers!”

Schools are taking part too. Bishop Road school children are being set projects by their teachers to create artwork for Gloucester Road community themes. 

Room 212 owner Sarah Thorp is always looking for Gloucester Road inspired images to sell in her gallery so if you want to take part but feel your images don't work in the banner format then send them in via the Room 212 website www.room212.co.uk. 

See www.glosrdcentral.co.uk

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