South Bristol Arts Trail 2023
The South Bristol Arts Trail celebrates over 120 local artists in venues across Southville, Ashton and Bedminster. Open to everyone, there is a great range of performers, workshops, stalls and exhibits in artist's home and community venues. It is a free event and supports small businesses - one for the diary! Find out more about the trail on the South Bristol Arts website.
Riverside is excited to be a community venue for the trail hosting a talented group of local artists.
Find out more about our artists:
Chimps Tea Party
Pippa of Chimps Tea Party creates handmade paper cut designs for a joyful home and a colourful life. From her studio in she uses scissors, paper and glue to make illustrations and pattern designs.
Inspired by nature, the seasons and vintage nostalgia, she turns her work into fun homewares, cards and gifts. Pippa believes in filling our homes with things that bring us joy and help you to celebrate the big things and the smallest moments in life.
Lizzie Tucker ; LA Mosaics
Professional mosaicist exhibiting vibrant wildlife-inspired glass mosaics, cards, prints & coasters.
An emerging maker inspired by hidden narratives in nature and history. With a love for puppetry and mechanical art, she creates sculptures to be photographed as illustrations, creates characters and fantastical dioramas. Abi will be exhibiting 3D work and selling mini-models, kits and prints.
Louise’s botanical paintings explore the beautiful and vivid structures of the natural world around us. From a background designing title sequences for TV, her paintings seek to capture the bold and graphic compositions often hidden within flowers, leaves and branches. Her calming and meditative work aims to reflect the effect of light on these striking natural forms. Louise works mostly in acrylics, preferring them for their quick drying time and depth of colour.
Part of the Drawing Out in the World Collective.
Paintings that invite you to make your own narratives or not.
Jacqui Watkins ; Linen Prints
Jacqui trained for a degree in Surface Pattern Design at Loughborough College of Art. She went on to have a long career as a textile designer in the fashion and furnishings textile industry working in the UK and abroad. She has now gone back to her love of drawing and printmaking and is primarily focussed on watercolour/ink drawings, paintings, linocuts, collographs, monoprints and plate lithography. There is still a decorative quality to her work in her use of line, texture and colour with her main subject matter based in the landscape.
Sally has made prints and sketches based on her observations whilst working in the garden centre shop. Using screen-printing, lino and collograph techniques, she mostly focusses on the many wonderful dogs and kids who frequent the garden centre and make it such a lovely place. She also repaired and repainted our very own Custard the slug: a stop motion film of the process can be seen on her website: sallydove-custardtheslug