Themes, Exhibitions & Featured Artists
Room 212 is a shop and gallery selling art and craft by local artists including the owner, Sarah Thorp. Based on the popular Gloucester Road, Bristol, Room 212 is at the hub of the North Bristol Art Trail (held during the last weekend of November) and Glos Rd Central, a group of independently owned local shops and galleries. Regular themes tie in with the seasons or Bristol events and inspire artists to produce new work. Our themes are inspired by the time of year, events happening in and around Bristol or by the artists' work. Selected artists are invited to feature in the exhibition area.
It may be February but we have Valentine's Day and Window Wanderland to keep us going through the winter gloom. Our theme this month is Love Letters and artists have responded with an array of creativity. Laura Robertson has once again used Frida Kahlo as her inspiration for our poster, while Maita Robinson's 'faux mail and dubious documents' (below left) and Simon Mosse's (below right) play on words prints bring other light hearted elements.
We have signed up for Window Windowland, which takes place Feb 20th - 21st, and we will create a display. However, the main idea behind this fabulous community event is that everyone can take part so we're looking forward to peering in your windows for a change! See Window Wanderland for more details and don't forget to share your favorite windows on Glos Rd Central facebook and twitter
Colouring Books for adults and kids alike!
Be inspired & get creative with our colouring books. We have 2 fantastic books by popular Bristol artistsKelly Blake and Jenny Urquhart both based on print designs sold in our gallery. Kelly's book has already proved a huge hit with nationwide Colouring Groups including Bristol groups organised by our artist Valerie Hall (link). Jenny's book is being created especially for us and will be available from March 1st. It will include full colour pictures of Bristol (with her trademark balloons) along with the outlines to colour in yourself. It will be perfect for adults and kids alike.
We have a range of Gloucester Road and Bristol mugs made specially for us by PRSC pottery in Stokes Croft. Printed onto fine bone china every mug is hand created and different!
Room 212 is owned and run by Sarah Thorp
A practicing textile artist, who aims to bring affordable art to customers while helping artists to make a reasonable living from their work.
A wide selection of Bristol based artists
Browse our Artists Gallery or select a category through the drop down menu above. A wide selection of Bristol based artists.