Southbank Bristol Arts


Over 160 Artists, Makers, Musicians & Performers participating in this year’s Trail in a record number 70 venues, all within a half mile radius.
The biggest and best week-end in the events 13 year history!
………and much much more.
The abundance of talent on show this year is a fantastic reflection on our creative City and the list of participants reads like a contemporary craft exhibition and fine art fair rolled into one.

Amongst those exhibiting we have at least 5 Shaun the sheep Artists (Ruth Broadway-Print, Katie Wallis-Textiles, Emily Ketteringham-Print, Stu Low-Glass, Vicki Harrison-Paper Village) ,a Perrier Jouet Arts Salon Nominee (Anna Gravelle-Textiles) a Craft & Design Selected Marker Award Winner (Alex McCarthy-Ceramics), and Royal Academy Open finalist Ruth Ander and Fine Art from Stephen Quick and Jim Munnion for starters...
Workshops at the Thali cafe from the consistently brilliant "LETS MAKE ART" team. Music from The Gasworks Singers and Chango Music Drumming Workshop. Paper Village are once again running their popular Garden Gate Designs competition in the run up to this years event.

6 Craft Artists from the UK Crafts Council HotHouse Maker Development Programme.
Artists in an exceptionally broad range of disciplines including Fine Art, Glass, Ceramics, Textiles, Jewellery, Photography, Print, Fashion and Furniture.

SBA Bristol Arts are delighted to be promoting Artists and celebrating creativity in our neighbourhood, through exhibitions in homes, community
centres and businesses. Also Art workshops and community events. 
You can use the website to plan your week-end as the Artists and performers have the opportunity to upload their details prior to the event, 
or simply pick up you trail guide from the Southville Centre, Glass Designs, Paper Village, The Tobacco Factory or Download the Map here

What is the SBA?

Hello, and welcome to the Southbank Bristol Arts Website.

This volunteer run organisation enables artists and creatives from Southville, Bedminster and Ashton, (plus visitors from further afield) to exhibit and share their work in homes and public spaces over one spectacular weekend in May each year.

Visitors have the chance to meet artists and makers in a relaxed environment and also enjoy diverse and fun workshops.

‘One of the oldest, biggest and best Art Trails that have sprung up around town’ - Bristol Post 2014

Now in its 13th year, this popular week-end has attracted an impressive 4000-5000 visitors in recent years, with one house alone recording 600 visitors on its first day.

If you’d like to be part of the week-end in 2015 please follow the links on our website to find out how to become a member, register you home, business or workshop.




..Photos from previous events..

Want to see more? View the Southbank Arts Trail Gallery page