A HAPPY NEW YEAR to our friends and blog readers.
We have plans for a number of exhibitions and events this year.
Four members of the SILENT ROOM studio, based at Hamilton House in Bristol:
Lucy Browne, Holly Drewett, Sophie Willoughby and Ian McConaghy, are planning an exhibition for April 2013.
The group propose to explore through paintings, screen prints and photographs, giving their own personal response, in an exhibition titled: SPACE, TIME and IDENTITY.
During the coming weeks and leading up to the exhibition, we will interview each artist, glimpse behind the scenes and take a peek at their work.

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Mortlake Exhibition

As the year draws to a close it seems appropriate to look back at significant events.
In August we had an Exhibition: Mortlake. Inspired by the music of Microdeform and the debut album of the same name, the exhibition included artwork for the CD, together with screen prints and paintings. The Exhibition was held at Hamilton House in Bristol where we have a studio. Microdeform performed two live sets:the opening and closing nights.
Artwork from the exhibition will be added to the webstore.
We have plans for two new exhibitions in 2013: details will be posted soon.
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Bristol Creatives Christmas Gallery

We have just ended a busy two weeks in the pop-up shop. Our four new print designs, Bristol Fairy Tales, were well received. They are now in our webstore and available for christmas presents. If you are looking for a framed version let us know. They can be collected from our Bristol studio at Hamilton House.
Bristol Creatives Pop-up Gallery, The Parlour, College Green, Bristol

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thesilentroom:feature at Bristol Creatives Pop-up Gallery

A selection of Bristol Creatives Gold Members will be selling their original artwork including: jewellery, fascinators, flower lights, photographs, paintings, prints, textiles, wooden boxes, etc in this fabulous Pop-up Christmas Cracker Exhibition at The Parlour Showrooms, 31 College Green, Bristol from Tuesday 27 November to Sunday 9 December.

Christmas Cracker Pop-up Gallery Exhibitors:

Kerry Day: Mixed Media Artist – Printmaker & Knitter – http://www.kerryday.co.uk and http://www.pollyarts.moonfruit.com

Laura Berardoni: Artist & Designer Maker – Leather & gemstone jewellery and contemporary artwork – http://www.fossildrops.com

Lola Lou Designs: Illustrator & Textiles – Printed textile home and gift ware – http://www.folksy.com/shops/lolaloudesigns

Lou Gray: Theatre Designer & Maker – Flowerlights – individually designed and assembled by hand – http://www.bristolcreatives.co.uk/directory/flower-lights

Malobi: Illustrator – Graphic artwork on prints, mugs and giftware – http://www.etsy.com/shop/malobi

Rhys Gillard: Designer Maker – Hand made wooden jewellery boxes – http://www.rgfinefurniture.co.uk

Sally Reay: Artist & Designer Maker – Silver jewellery, fascinators, origami butterflie collections & badges – http://www.featherandflower.co.uk

Sheona Beaumont: Photographer & Writer – ‘Bristol Through the Lens’ limited edition prints & book, plus a selection of cards – http://www.shospace.co.uk

The Silent Room: Art & Illustration – Screen printing, digital and original artwork – http://www.thesilentroom.co.uk

Tim Bullock – Cool4Cats: Paper craft automaton model kits – http://www.cool4cats.biz

Tuesday 27 November to Sunday 9 December at The Parlour Showrooms, 31 College Green, Bristol
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thesilentroom: feature at Paper, Scissors, Stone Vol. 1…

Paper, Scissors, Stone

Paper, Scissors, Stone is a curated pop-up store running in the Quakers Friars section of Bristol’s Cabot Circus and showcasing the work of local artists, illustrators, jewellers, fashion designers and more.

thesilentroom have been selected to feature in Volume 1, which runs through April and May. The store is always run by the artists, so service is on a personal level, and knowledge is close-at-hand for inquisitive shoppers.

A selection of our t-shirts and prints will be available from the shop, and it’s well worth coming down and checking out all the other featured artists as well!

Opening night is Wednesday 4th April 2012.

Volume 1 includes:
Zedhead Designs (Printed Homeware), www.zedheaddesigns.com
Malobi (Digital Illustrator), www.etsy.com/shop/malobi
Sarah Macfarlane (photographer), www.redkids.co.nz/things
Emma Garner (Illustrator/Printmaker),
Naomi Hocking (Illustrator), Linda Thomas (Jewellery),
SooMin Leong (Photographer/Printmaker),
Andrew Sutherland (Illustrator/Painter),
Milk & Cereal (Kids’ Clothing), www.milkandcereal.co.uk
Hazel Sutton (Jewellery), www.hazelsutton.co.uk
Liv Bargman (Illustrator), www.livbargman.co.uk
B:Leaf Skincare (Natural Skincare Products), www.bleafskincare.co.uk
Alice Shields (Illustrator/Ceramics), www.alice-shields.co.uk
Moon and Magic (Jewellery), www.moonandmagic.weebly.com
Susan Taylor (Illustrator/Printmaker), www.susantaylorart.net
thesilentroom (Illustration/Design/Printmaking), store.thesilentroom.co.uk

Read more here: http://www.popupbristol.com/

*In other news, our site is undergoing some changes. There will be a new improved interface and layout very soon. The store section is now at store.thesilentroom.co.uk*

**Also, ‘Conviction Without Trial’ and ‘Entrapment’ are now both available for purchase, with £2 from each shirt sold going to Amnesty International.**


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2 New Designs For Amnesty International’s 50th Anniversary (Amnesty 50 Bristol, Tobacco Factory, 5th – 31st March 2012)

We have created 2 new t-shirt designs for Amnesty International UK‘s 50th Anniversary, called ‘Entrapment’ and ‘Conviction Without Trial’.

The original artwork will be exhibited at Amnesty 50 Bristol, Tobacco Factory from 5th – 31st March 2012 along with the work of 49 other Bristol-based artists.

The t-shirts will be available to purchase at the private view on Thursday March 8th 2012 and also at the film night on March 22nd, with 10% of all sales going to Amnesty.

These are screen-printed by hand on Earth Positive EP-01 organic, carbon-neutral, 100% cotton t-shirts using water-based inks.

This is a fantastically important cause and we are thrilled and honoured to be involved. Please do your bit to support!

*Following the exhibition, the shirts will be available from our website, with 10% of sales going to Amnesty.*

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‘The Freeze’ cast members wearing our ‘The Big Freeze’ t-shirts…


Congratulations to all the students involved in ‘The Freeze’ production at St. Brendan’s Sixth Form College!

We enjoyed the performance very much and are pleased you like our shirts!

Here’s some in depth info about the play: http://www.theatrealibi.co.uk/educationpacks/The_Freeze_Education_Pack.pdf


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