Bristol in Winter exhibition

December 19 2018
Bristol in Winter exhibition

Alchemy 198, Gloucester Road's newest bar and gallery opened in November and welcomed large crowds for the opening party and North Bristol Art Trail.

 The colourful venue aims to be a chilled, sophisticated and welcoming place for everyone in our community.  

An amazing exhibition full of artwork by renowned Bristol artists took place throughout December, with the Artists' Party taking place at the same time as the Glos Rd Central Christmas Street Party - quite a mix!

 January's theme is 'Bristol in Winter', featuring well known photographers such as Colin Moody, Carolyn Eaton, Jon Morgan and Mark Hayward. 

 Owner Sarah Thorp says: “Even though we'll be hunkered down and braced for cold weather in January, Bristol continues to thrive with life. This exhibition will feature images of Bristol's landscape and also the people and events that keep us from feeling the January blues.  Following his successful Street Photography book on Stokes Croft and Montpelier, Colin Moody has expressed an interest in creating a book on Gloucester Road so this exhibition will be step in that direction.

 “There will be an artists' party for exhibitors and Room 212 artists on January 24th from 6pm - 9pm. This is a great chance to meet artists, enjoy an Alchemy cocktail and discover more about the artwork. Everyone is welcome.”

 Alchemy 198 plans to start an Open Mic night every Tuesday from January 29, to be run by Bristol based, Lindsay Bullamore, a local acoustic musician and experienced open mic host. Armed with her guitar, Lindsay writes, records and performs soft, emotive material - soothing the soul and warming the cockles.

 Local comedian Louise Leigh is launching a Funny Women Comedy Night at Alchemy, entitled Time of the Month, to be held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month (see more on p21).

 In February Nick Reynolds, father of Alchemy 198 owner Ziggy and member of cult band Alabama 3, will be showing his artwork and playing some blues harmonica at the launch night, planned for February 7.  His artwork will be the main feature of Alchemy 198's 'Alternative Valentine' exhibition. Expect a few nude and risque images!  

 To say that Alchemy 198 is causing a bit of a stir on Gloucester Road could be an understatement! To keep track of the events as they unfold join the Alchemy 198 mailing list or follow them on Facebook. If you are interested in holding an event of your own at Alchemy do get in touch.