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.
Weave a Wicker Fox Workshop
Come along for a one day wicker weaving workshop led by design and willow sculptor Sarah Edwards. Learn the techniques of weaving with willow and create your own life size urban fox. Workshop to be held in the garden of the new 212 Eco House from 10am - 4pm. A chance to have a look around and learn about sustainable building techniques, living roofs and the living willow 'fedge' (hedge / fence) created by Sarah Edwards. Price for workshop including materials £38. Maximum group size of 8 people. This workshop is part of the Big Green Week programme of events biggreenweek.com
Book a place email Sarah - firstname.lastname@example.org
or call / text 0770 2598090
'Visit the new 212 Eco House - behind Room 212 down Bishop Lane. This is a chance to meet the designers, builders from Red Kite Build and owner, Sarah Thorp, to learn about sustainable building techniques, upcycling, living roofs, pollinator friendly gardening and forthcoming plans. Win a free stay by signing up Click Here
There is an Open House on June 16th from 3 - 7pm plus a Weave a Wicker Fox Workshop in the garden on June 11th. Cost £38 for the day. Free drop in anytime 3 til 7pm
Room 212 owner Sarah Thorp was delighted to welcome BBC Springwatch presenter Nick Baker and TV crew to her shop this May. They were filming the installation of planters full of pollinator friendly plants and flowers on Gloucester Road by Avon Wildlife Trust. Sarah had instigated the project by first planting up an old enamel bath outside Room 212 and encouraging other traders to grow plants outside their shops . She then invited Avon Wildlife Trust to oversee the planters and applied for funding from the BCR Neighbourhood Partnership.
There are now over 30 planters on the pavements if Glos Rd Central which brighten up the lives of bees and shoppers alike.Springwatch will be aired every day from May 30th so look out for the episode on Gloucester Road!
Meet the Bees On Gloucester Road
June 11 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Local Beekeepers Hives & Herbals have set up a section of living beehive outside Room 212. Spot the Queen and pick up bee related tips and products. Enjoy the bee friendly plants growing in more than 30 pavement planters outside Glos Rd Central shops – part of the Avon Wildlife Trust ‘My Wild City’ project.
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.
Read Bristol Post article Click Here
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.