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.
The Glos Rd Central Mayfest on May 7th is a popular free community event to welcome the arrival of the traditional Jack in the Green procession of musicians and dancers and is part of the Neighbourhood Partnership May Week. This year's festival will launch over 40 planters of flowers outside shops, created by the Avon Wildlife Trust to encourage bees and other pollinators to our area.
Room 212 will have a host of free art and craft activities out on the pavement. Val Hall will bring along designs, pencils and pens for colouring in and Jenny Urquhart will be on hand to give advice about colouring her fantastic Bristol Colouring Book. There’ll also be felt bunting making with flowers and other designs.
Free colouring group led by Val Hall at Boston Tea Party. Wednesdays 3 - 5pm. All ages welcome. Materials provided plus free cake!'
BristolLife gallery feature (Latest issue link). Owner Sarah Thorp tells of her current fav work by Clare Phillips (www.clarephillips.com) Room 212 stocks her magnets, coasters, mugs, tea towels and bookmarks as well as prints.
Colouring Books for adults and kids alike!
Be inspired & get creative with our colouring books. We have 2 fantastic books by popular Bristol artists Kelly 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.
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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.