Our big windows are perfect to display original paintings & artwork by our artists. We have an exhibition space in the back area

If an original is beyond your budget then we have a selection of prints and canvas prints by most of the artists in our online shop

If you can’t find what you’re looking for then do get in touch newtwist@mail.com

North Bristol Art Trail 2023

Once again we will be a venue on the ever popular North Bristol Art Trail,  25-26th November. Preview party 6.30 – 9pm 24th November. The artists in our venue this year are owner and jewellery maker Sarah Thorp painters Jenny Urquhart and Emma Catherine and quirky card maker Maita Robinson   We will be opening... View Article

Day of the Dead Window Display 2023

Once again we’ve put together a fantastic display for Day of the Dead / Halloween. This year it features giant skulls by Interior Sabotage, skeleton painted upcycled barbies by Lou’s Decorium, lampshades & cushions by Viva Los Muertos & lightbox and light box collages by Jennie Cave. Our little black cat Electric has added a... View Article

West Bristol Arts Trail 13-15th October

212 Productions, the fine art printing arm of Gloucester Road art gallery Room 212, has recently moved into a studio just behind the Everyman Cinema (19 Melrose Place BS8). The extra space means that they are excited to be able to be a venue for the West Bristol Arts Trail   Printer and owner Neil Roberts... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail 25th – 27th November 2022

Once again we are a venue (no 45) on The North Bristol Art Trail. Enjoy this fantastic trail which shows artwork by over 100 artists at 55 venues across North Bristol on the weekend of 26 – 27th November 2022. Trail Maps are available in Room 212 The Room 212 Studio will be open 10am... View Article

Original Paintings & Commissions

Some of our artists large original paintings, many of which sell very quickly. If you see a painting you like in our windows or website call us to reserve it. If it has already sold you may be able to commission your very own, for the same price.  This is possible with artists such as... View Article

New mosaic by Toni Burrows

We are thrilled to have another amazing mosaic by the very talented Toni Burrows in our window. This time the piece is inspired by Bristol’s iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge and the peregrine falcons that live along the Avon Gorge. Toni never sells her original mosaics but enjoys displaying them in the Room 212 windows and sells... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail Venue 50

The North Bristol Art Trail shows artwork by over 100 artists at 55 venues across North Bristol on the weekend of 27-28th November 2021. We are Venue no 50 – entrance through our garden down 1 Bishop Lane, round the back of Room 212. Artists in our venue are owner Sarah Thorp, jewellery designer  Katie... View Article

Exhibition to Raise Money for Mental Health Charity

Click for fundraiser link HERE Artists have donated original artwork for an exhibition and prize draw to raise funds for Maybe Southwest, a mental health charity based in Bristol, working with children, young people and adults. Artists were invited to submit original artworks to be displayed at Room 212 throughout November, leading up to the North... View Article

Bristolian Fox Mosaic by Toni Burrows

We’re thrilled to have the original mosaic of the Bristolian Fox by Toni Burrows in our window for September. It shines beautifully in the autumn sunshine, revealing the amazing detail. Toni never sells her originals but we have plenty of paper and canvas prints. We also have gorgeous original paintings by Emma Catherine including her Super Moon... View Article

Artists Invited to Join Exhibition to Raise Money for Mental Health Charity

Artists Invited to Join Exhibition to Raise Money for Mental Health Charity We will be hosting an art exhibition and prize draw to raise funds for Maybe Southwest, a mental health charity based in Bristol, working with children, young people and adults. Artists are invited to submit original artworks to be displayed at Room 212... View Article

Reopening Exhibition – a Celebration of Bristol in Spring

We are really looking forward to reopening on April 12th 2021, after the latest, and hopefully last, lockdown. We’ve had a Spring Clean and invited artists to bring their prints, paintings and canvases to celebrate Bristol in Springtime.         Check out artwork by  Jenny Urquhart  Lynette Bower jewellery by Chew Valley Charms and Katie Johnston... View Article

Test Your Knowledge of Classical Nudes!

Have you seen the wonderful painting in our window Twisting by the Pool by David Brown? David’s humorous painting places well known nude women (and one man) from classical paintings around an outdoor pool. If you love swimming you’ll appreciate this scene – who wouldn’t love to be lounging round a pool in a summer garden... View Article

New Featured Artist Emma Catherine

During Lockdown we have enjoyed showcasing the amazing paintings of Bristol artist Emma Catherine Since the beginning of 2021 Emma’s various Moon paintings have shone out of our window, enchanting everyone passing by on Gloucester Road. Each original Moon is painted in oils onto a giant 100cm canvas. The Moons are highlighted in a variety... View Article

Art Trail Special Offer

Room 212 is teaming up with the cafe next door, Perfecto Coffee for a special offer during the North Bristol Art Trail 2020 Buy artwork from any of the Room 212 artists taking part in this year’s Art Trail, via our online shop or by messaging or calling us and you can get a coffee for £2... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail Click & Collect 2020

The North Bristol Art Trail has been running for 19 years and we’ve been part of it for 7 of those.  Due to November’s lockdown the trail will have to be held online.  However, regulations allow us to offer a click and collect service so the artists who planned to show their work at Room... View Article

Photographic Exhibition 9th-23rd Oct – Bristol’s Synchronised Swimming Team

Eva Watkins presents her recent award winning photographic series about the Synchronised Swimmers of Henleaze Lake. Curated by Georgina Smith Private View: Friday 9th October from 6 – 9pm.  To ensure social distancing there will be a maximum of 6 people in at a time. Please bring a mask. We have a large awning over the... View Article

Ages of Women Exhibition

Alchemy 198 are holding an exhibition during March entitled The Ages of Women.  7 female artists are taking part including Room 212 artists Laura Robertson , Toni Burrows, and Rosie Mclay We are showing some of the work in our windows including Toni’s amazing mosaics and work by artist Marta Zubieta Do pop into Alchemy and take... View Article

Sally Coulden Exhibition – Colourful Splashbacks

  Fine artist Sally Coulden is showing her original abstract paintings in our windows this January (2020), along with colourful framed prints. Her artworks are the inspiration for Red Dog Glass Design  – original, limited edition designs straight from the easel onto glass panels. Sally will be at Room 212 from 1pm on Saturday 18th... View Article

Day of the Dead Display & Exhibition

At this time of year we prefer to make a deal out of Day of the Dead, rather than the gloomier Halloween. This Mexican festival, Dia de los Muertos is a colourful celebration of life and memories of dearly departed. Mexican artist Frida Kahlo is linked with the festival and so our artists have created... View Article

Transformation Exhibition with Prodigal Arts

Alchemy 198 is hosting a Prodigal Arts exhibition featuring high quality original artwork and prints for sale, produced by prisoners from HMP Leyhill Prison as part of their rehabilitation. Using different media and styles, the artists were challenged to depict transformation  and what change looks like when they are released. We are showing a couple of pieces from the... View Article

Exhibition of artwork by prisoners & ex-offenders

Prodigal Arts present an exhibition at Alchemy 198 featuring high quality artwork for sale, produced by prisoners and ex-offenders from HMP Leyhill Prison Using different media and styles the artists were challenged to depict transformation and what change might look like when they are released, life as they knew it restored, hope and the future returned... View Article

Hot Air Balloons for August

Bristol is renowned for its Balloon Fiesta every August so hot air balloons are always our window theme at this time of year. We have invited Andrew Burns Colwill to show his latest balloon paintings in our window as a celebration of our fun loving city but also as a more subtle comment on the... View Article

Waters Are Rising

We always have a marine theme in our windows for July as Bristol hosts the Harbourside Festival at this time.  However, this year we’re also highlighting the emergency facing our planet with polluted seas and the alarming rise in global temperatures and sea level. As the waters rise up so must we. We need to... View Article

Exhibition of paintings & prints by Clare Hooper

Clare Hooper has recently joined Room 212 and is showing a body of work at the Alchemy 198    

Wild meadow paintings by Mary Price at Alchemy 198 May 2019

Bristol artist Mary Price is showing a selection of her original acrylic and mixed media intuitive paintings inspired by the natural world at Bar Gallery Alchemy 198 during the month of May. The paintings include a series of nature and meadow inspired works created by layering vibrant acrylic colours to produce imaginary abstract flowers that... View Article

Jenny Urquhart March Exhibition

  This March Room 212 artist Jenny Urquhart will be holding her own exhibition at the Alchemy 198 Downstairs Gallery. Jenny’s work went down a storm during the North Bristol Art Trail last November, with all original paintings sold during just one weekend! Jenny is well known for her bright collage paintings of Bristol but she has... View Article

Bristol in Winter Photo Exhibition

Bristol Photographers Colin Moody Carolyn Eaton and Mark Hayward are currently showing their work at Alchemy 198 our neighbouring cafe bar gallery on Gloucester Road. Their atmospheric photos have different styles and subjects but look fantastic against the vibrant walls of the bar and in the Downstairs Gallery.   Colin is using this opportunity to begin work on his... View Article

Glos Rd Central Christmas Street Party, 5 -8pm Thursday Dec 6th

Its that time of the year again!  Join Room 212 and other shops and businesses on our section of Gloucester Road for a big street party with live music, food, drink and family fun.  Pop into Alchemy 198 for music, mulled wine, cocktails and a view of amazing artwork, curated by 212 Productions in the Downstairs... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail 24th – 25th November, Preview 23rd from 7pm

We’re about to enjoy another North Bristol Art Trail, which runs 24-25th November.  Many of our artists show in their own homes during the trail and we’ll show their work here as well.  This year we’re excited to announce that our new gallery space in Alchemy 198 will be showing work by Jenny Urquhart Katie... View Article

Day of the Dead is Almost here

As usual we are celebrating the Mexican festival, Day of the Dead with a colourful window created by Danielle Greenwood of Viva Los Muertos Danielle has set up a wondrous if somewhat macabre display incorporating luminous skulls, colourful cushions and milagros as a shrine.  The other window is a tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo... View Article

Launch of Alchemy 198 – New Cafe Bar & Exhibition Space

Less than 3 weeks to go until the launch of Alchemy 198, a new cafe bar for Gloucester Road. We’re really excited that our owner Sarah Thorp has recently purchased the bar just 7 doors down from Room 212. Her son Ziggy will be running the bar but Sarah will be curating the exhibitions and... View Article

We’re exhibiting at the Coffee House Project

The Coffee House Project is the first of its kind in Bristol, taking place September 7th and 8th 2018.  The organisers have have asked us to hang some artwork in the chill out cafe area at the festival, including Bristol artists Hattie Buckwell Hannah Bailey and Laura Robertson.  Our printing company, 212 Productions  hangs artwork... View Article

Balloon theme for the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

August is the time when we fill our windows with hot air balloon themed artworks, many of which are dotted around our shop year round. Bristol is synonymous with hot air balloons, especially during the Bristol Balloon Fiesta which takes places 9th – 12th August this year, and many of our artists are inspired by the... View Article

Marine theme for Bristol’s Harbourside Festival

We have lots of gorgeous artwork in our window for July. Our theme, is Ships and Marine Life, to tie in with the  Bristol Harbourside Festival The centre piece for one of the windows is this amazing original painting by Anna Duckworth This giant canvas has already been sold but we have prints in store... View Article

Lovely original paintings by Lynette Bower

Summer is finally here and we’re celebrating with showing this lovely original painting by Lynette Bower in our window, along with lots of other lovely fresh designs

Original painting by Jenny Urquhart

In March Bristol Artist Jenny Urquhart brought in an original painting of Leigh Woods. It lasted a couple of hours in the window before it was snapped up. A second painting was bought within 14 minutes of the shop opening! Luckily Jenny has brought in a few more so pop in to have a look... View Article

Bristol Pound selects our artists for new notes

Room 212 artists Mary Collett and Emma Burleigh have created designs to be used on the new Bristol Pound notes. Both artists submitted their artwork as part of a Bristol Pound competition. Their designs were for the Wildlife & Nature category. Once selected as finalists, the artwork was exhibited at the Christmas Steps Gallery and... View Article

Mothers’ Day March 11th

Make sure to treat you mum to a lovely locally handmade card for Mothers’ Day. We have a huge range from quirky prints by Laura Robertson to funny and cute by Rosie Webb and Holly Collage to beautiful papercuts by Tiny Design Any why not choose her a lovely handmade gift, print or piece of jewellery. On Saturday... View Article

Window Wanderland – we’re a sponsor!

Window Wanderland takes place in Bishopston 24-26th February. This is a magical time in our community when over 150 residents get creative to transform our streets into an outdoor gallery for all to enjoy! Taking part is FREE and everyone is welcome. We are proud sponsors of this community event and transformed our windows for... View Article

Valentines Day Is Coming

We have lots of beautiful, quirky, original artwork and cards to treat your loved one.   

Freshen up with Home Furnishings

Are you worried your home will look gloomy and unloved once you take down your Christmas decorations? We have just the thing to brighten your place up! From 3rd January we will be featuring lampshades, cushions, prints & bags by Made By Ilze Ilze is a graphic designer, originally from South Africa but firmly based... View Article

Gloucester Road Art Banners

Many of our artists were selected to show their artwork on the Gloucester Road Art Banners Project, which are now installed along the whole of Gloucester Road. Many artists, such as Laura Robertson  Jenny Urquhart Toni Burrows Mary Collett  Stewy  Rosie Webb   Sarah Thorp  Maita Robinson are exhibiting on the North Bristol Art Traill... View Article

North Bristol Art Trail 2017

Owner Sarah Thorp is taking part on the North Bristol Art Trail. Her venue is the 212 Eco House round the back of Room 212. She will be joined by North Bristol artists Katie Johnston who creates lovely enamel jewellery, and Toni Burrows. Toni normally opens her amazing mosaiced house but this year she is on a... View Article

Day Of The Dead 2017

  Day of the Dead is one of our favourite themes of the year as it brings a splash of colour and fun to our windows. This Mexican based festival is a celebration of life and remembrance of loved ones who have passed on. Colourful skulls, crosses and bright orange flowers are used as decoration... View Article

Chew Valley Arts Trail

On the weekend of Sat 14th and Sun 15th of October Sarah Thorp owner and creative force behind the Room212 brand and her partner, photographer Mark Hayward will be opening their house in Stanton Drew as part of the 15th Annual Chew Valley Arts Trail Sarah will be showing off her remarkable upcycled decoupage creations... View Article

Bristol Art Trail

  We are are a venue on the Bristol Art Trail this weekend, 1st – 3rd September. Bristol Art Trail offers the opportunity for everyone living and working within a Bristol postcode to open their home, studio, shop or gallery to the public. You can learn more about the trail and download the app Bristol... View Article

New Commission from Andrew Burns Colwill

Renowned street artist  Andrew Burns Colwill has just dropped off a painting to add to the Room 212 Balloon themed window display. This theme ties in with the Bristol Balloon Fiesta which takes place this weekend. Andi has only just finished painting his amazing, ‘Arctic Scream’. The painting was created for Upfest 2017, on a... View Article

Hot Air Balloons Theme

Its August which means that once again we’re celebrating Bristol’s famous Balloon Fiesta with another lovely bright window display. Jenny Urquhart’s images are instantly recognisable as they feature balloons in every one of her Bristol images, including one of our own Room 212!   Other artists celebrating Bristol’s balloons are Jess Hinsley Hannah Bailey & Hannah Bunn Along... View Article

Marine Theme for July

Every year we have a marine theme to tie in with Bristol’s Harbourside Festival which takes place 21st – 23rd July 2017 This year we have a beautiful mosaic of a mermaid by Toni Burrows . The mosaic is made from recycled tiles and shells. She can be seen in our window but is not for... View Article

Blooms for June – Delphinium Paintings by Natasha Clutterbuck

Summer is well and truly here! To celebrate we are showing beautiful paintings of delphiniums by Natasha Clutterbuck. Natasha paints with natural organic pigments she creates herself from the environment around her. Last autumn she exhibited her giant vegetable paintings and charcoal drawings in our windows and we asked if she could return at this... View Article

Spring is here!

At last the winter gloom is shifting and blossom and birdsong is in our city once again. We will be celebrating the arrival of spring with lots of lovely bright and cheerful paintings, prints and more

Mothers’ Day

Mothers’ Day is on Sunday March 26th. We are celebrating Mothers in our window display including an original painting by Fleur Barnfather entitled Goddess of Nuture and a sculpture of Mother and Child by Laura Robertson. We have lots of beautiful, original cards plus jewellery, gifts and paintings your mum will love

Valentines Day

Window Wanderland http://www.windowwanderland.com/ took place during the weekend of 4-5th February  This is a wonderfully creative event in our neighbourhood and we enjoyed taking part. Our window display combined thoughts of our community and Valentines Day to focus on the Heart – from the anatomical to the symbolic. There was a visual installation by Theadora Ballantyne-Way... View Article

Exhibitions post

We maximise on our lovely large windows to create quirky, colourful displays tying in with the time of the year, a special occasion or Bristol event such as the Harbourside Fesitval or Balloon fiesta.  Sometimes we’ve really gone to town, such as the audio visual ‘Love’ theme for Window Wanderland and Enchanted Forest for Christmas... View Article