Creative project honours seven St Paul’s pioneers

June 26 2015

ARTIST and City of Bristol College student Michele Curtis will be launching her latest project with a week-long exhibition later this month.

ARTIST and City of Bristol College student Michele Curtis will be launching her latest project with a week-long exhibition later this month.

Following the success of last year’s Iconic Black Bristolians exhibition, the self-taught artist and 2014 Stanley Hooper Memorial Award winner has teamed up with 121 Creatives on a project recognising and celebrating key figureheads of Bristol’s St Pauls community.

The Seven Saints of St Pauls exhibition will be held at The Lodge in St Agnes Park, St Pauls from June 29 to July 4, and will feature portraits and biographies of the seven founders of the St Pauls Carnival.

Michele said: “These are seven pioneers of the St Pauls community and it’s great to recognise them for the work that they have done and to celebrate their legacy.

“As an artist, it has been an inspiring eight months talking to members of their families while researching for the biographies.

“The next step is to identify the right buildings for the murals, and we are in talks with Bristol City Council at the moment.  We will start work on the murals in 2016.”

For more details of the Seven Saints of St Pauls exhibition go to www.iconicblackbristolians.uk

Michele Curtis