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13 May 2024

Adébayo Bolaji : In Praise of Beauty

For Summer 2024 Arnolfini welcome audiences into the kaleidoscopic and multidisciplinary world of Adébayo Bolaji, whose solo exhibition In Praise of Beauty will be taking over the first-floor galleries, exploring and questioning notions of beauty through painting, sculpture, film and writing.

11 March 2024

Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood Press Release

Launched in March 2024 at Arnolfini, Hayward Gallery Touring’s major group exhibition Acts of Creation: On Art and Motherhood will plunge into the joys and heartaches, mess, myths and mishaps of motherhood through over 100 artworks, from the feminist avant-garde to the present day.

21 November 2023

Update on Bristol Palestine Film Festival and Raise the Bar events

Following careful consideration, and several discussions with the organisers, Arnolfini took the difficult decision not to host the two interrelated Palestinian Film Festival events on 2nd of December.

We recognise that this has led to a variety of views. Our reasons for making this challenging decision are outlined in the attachment here.

22 August 2023

Elias Sime : Eregata እርጋታ

Eregata እርጋታ is the first major solo European exhibition of one of Ethiopia’s leading contemporary artists, Elias Sime, introducing audiences to a man and maker of extraordinary craftsmanship and collaborative spirit.

26 April 2023

Threads : ‘Breathing stories into materials’

Arnolfini launches its summer 2023 programme with Threads: breathing stories into materials, a major exhibition featuring twenty-one contemporary international artists and makers, for whom textiles is their chosen medium. Co-curated by leading textile artist, Alice Kettle.

14 December 2022

Garry Fabian Miller : ADORE

Garry Fabian Miller, one of the most progressive figures in fine art photography, makes a welcome return to Arnolfini in February 2023 to present ADORE, a major exhibition celebrating a lifetime of practice.

04 October 2022

BHARTI KHeR : The body is a place

Autumn 2022 at Arnolfini sees internationally renowned artist Bharti Kher return to the southwest, with a major solo exhibition exploring her alchemical practice through drawing, sculpture and the spaces in…

04 October 2022

Summer Fun at Arnolfini

There’s a myriad of free and fun activities for visitors to enjoy this Summer around the exhibition Forest: Wake this Ground.

04 October 2022


This Summer Arnolfini welcome visitors to celebrate what lies above and below the forest floor with Forest: Wake this Ground, a major group exhibition including artists, writers, filmmakers, and composers…

04 October 2022

Donna Huanca | CUEVA DE COPAL

Arnolfini are excited to present a new and immersive site-specific installation by interdisciplinary artist Donna Huanca, encompassing painting, sculpture, performance, choreography, video and sensory interventions, all based around her exploration…

04 October 2022


Autumn 2022 at Arnolfini sees internationally renowned artist Bharti Kher return to the South West with a major solo exhibition, including new work, following her successful show at Hauser &…

04 October 2022


Unarguably one of the most important figurative artists of her generation, Arnolfini welcome you to venture into the extraordinary imagination of Paula Rego with an exhibition featuring over 70 prints…

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