Exhibitions

Our lovely big windows are perfect to dispaly original paintings & artwork by our artists, with changing themes based on the time of year, events happening in and around Bristol

We’re welcoming Autumn with open arms this year. Our lovely display is framed by real leaves and grasses from Dot and the Dandelion

     

Our featured artist Tilia Holmes has installed her beautiful tree on wood paintings in one window and the incredible Lovers Walk mosaic by Toni Burrows is a show stopping feature in the other

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

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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