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A Private View 

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Come and see a selection of work by first and second year BA(Hons) Graphic Design students. The Private View is tomorrow, Tuesday 30 November, at 16.45 in F Block Gallery on Bower Ashton campus.

The work will be on display in the gallery until Friday 3 December.

Design a Gorilla 

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A mass public art event is coming to Bristol next summer, as part of Bristol Zoo Gardens' 175th Anniversary, and YOU have the chance to get involved by submitting a design.

Wow! Gorillas is a celebration of arts, culture and the environment brought to you by Bristol Zoo Gardens who have collaborated with Wild in Art - the team who brought Go Superlambanana and Go Penguins to Liverpool.

From early July – for ten weeks – a group of gorillas, evocative of fun, creativity and self expression – will form a trail around the cultural and retail quarters, creating a ‘stampede’ to act as the visual centerpiece to highlight Bristol’s extraordinary cultural offer. Wow! Gorillas will also raise significant funds to support gorilla conservation projects and a local Bristol community charity.

Design proposals can be in any art form - from traditional to new media, from sound and video installations to poetry and photography. As well as great publicity there's an honorarium of £800 for commissioned artists. The deadline for submissions is Friday 28 January 2011.

See the website for more details:

Pop-up Art 

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You are invited to a very unusual art exhibition in Bristol, which several UWE students and recent graduates have helped to put together. Antlers is a gallery that is nomadic by design, producing temporary exhibitions moving through different spaces across the city. Its first pop-up exhibition Grotesques brings together new work by twelve artists who’ve responded to the title in a variety of ways, revealing elements of the fantastic, ludicrous and bizarre, intertwining animal and human forms.


The launch is on Thursday 2 December between 5-8pm at 3 Whiteladies Gate, BS8 2PH, where you can drink gin and listen to Nordic music to help get you in the right spirit!

The image above is Drowned Neptune by recent UWE graduate Joe Evans.


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Bower Christmas Fair 

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Never mind going to Cabot Circus to do your Christmas shopping - take the stress-free option and come to the Bower Arts and Crafts Fair to get your decorations and gifts!

It's on Thursday 2 December in Traders Restaurant on the Bower Ashton campus between 3pm and 6pm.

If you're quick you can still book a stall to sell your own stuff - call the SU office on 0117 32 84725.

See you there!


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If you’re quick, you can catch the current exhibition in the F Block Gallery at Bower. Students from the BA(Hons) Photography course are previewing their work until tomorrow. Pop in and see it if you can!

The image above is by level 2 Photography student Jo Hislop.

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