Room 212’s strength is in the incredible variety and high standard of work on offer. Regular customers know that there will always be something new, unique and beautifully made every time they visit. At the same time, artists are inspired by the original and creative work of others.
There is generally a theme to the exhibitions and window displays at Room 212 and this encourages artists to regularly update and create new work. Room 212 is owned and run by Sarah Thorp, a practicing mixed media artist. She aims to bring affordable art to customers while helping artists to make a reasonable living from their work.
Described as ‘fiercely independent’ Room 212 is the driving force behind the development of the central section of Gloucester Road (Glos Rd Central), which has gained a reputation as a Destination for Art. Regular exhibitions and events keeps Room 212 in the news and busy on social media
Artists are required to help run the gallery which keeps down costs and allows an interaction between customers & creatives. They also contribute artwork to community projects such as the Gloucester Road Art Banners and the Bristol Pound map of Gloucester Road or run workshops in front of the shop.