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Claire Doherty announced as new Director of Arnolfini

Tuesday 25 April 2017

Arnolfini announce appointment of Situations' Claire Doherty as new Director of Arnolfini from 1st August 2017.

Tax relief for exhibitions

Tuesday 18 April 2017

Arts Council England announces guidance on tax relief for museums and galleries to reclaim some of the cost of putting on exhibitions.

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Visual Arts South West is a network creating opportunities for artists, organisations and professionals to develop their practice, share ideas, knowledge & resources, and cultivate relationships. We provide platforms to promote and support the work of the region's visual arts ecology. 

We are part of the national Contemporary Visual Arts Network (CVAN) which is dedicated to working together to realise a stronger visual arts for the benefit of artists, arts organisations and audiences, present and future.


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What's on in the South West

Peacock Arts Trail


Saturday 30 September 2017 – Sunday 08 October 2017


RWA, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX

Saturday 01 April 2017 – Sunday 04 June 2017

Pencil and Mark Making

New Brewery Arts, Cirencester, Gl7 1JH

Wednesday 31 May 2017

The Sound of Silent: Barker and Shaw at the Movies

Hauser and Wirth Somerset, Durslade Farm, Dropping Lane, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0NL

Saturday 13 May 2017

Select Festival 2017

Stroud Valleys and beyond

Saturday 29 April 2017 – Sunday 28 May 2017

Novel Writers Luke Kennard The Transition

Spike Island

Thursday 25 May 2017

Amid Tall Waves: The Sea and the Swindon Collection

Swindon Museum & Art Gallery

Wednesday 10 May 2017 – Saturday 02 September 2017

Neither One Thing Or Another

Arnolfini, 16 Narrow Quay, BS1 4QA

Thursday 08 June 2017

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

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