Same Soul, Different Body

The Island, Gallery Space, Bridwell Street entrance, Bristol, BS1 2LE


Tuesday 14 November 2017 – Saturday 18 November 2017
Opening Hours: 10am-10pm

Bristol Animal Save proudly prest to you ‘Same Soul Different Body.’ An animal rights themed art exhibition from 14th-18th November at The Island in Bristol.

The title for this exhibition was inspired by the Hippocrates quote “The soul is the same in all living creatures, although the body of each is different.”

Entry is free. Food and drinks will also be available in the evenings.

See below for details of speakers and poetry

Final submission date is 14th October. Please contact us at and use “artwork submission” as subject line!

Artwork inspiration quotes:
“When the suffering of another creature causes you to feel pain, do not submit to the initial desire to flee from the suffering one, but on the contrary, come closer, as close as you can to him [or her] who suffers, and try to help him [or her].” – Tolstoy
“A simple reminder around a dinner table that a meal being served consists of dead animal parts tends to kill the appetite and makes the diners indignant. Nothing more significantly reveals the disgusting and illegal nature of this action than the need to hide its true meaning from oneself. To get a true notion of this matter one, first of all, has to face it. And the best way to literally “face” it is by visiting a slaughterhouse or a kitchen yard and first-hand witnessing the killing of livestock or poultry for our table. I have no doubt that the great majority of people who would do it several times with diligence very soon would recognize the unlawfulness of what is happening before their eyes.” – Chertkov 1912

We are looking for submissions of any medium (e.g. paint, pencil, sculpture, photography, performative etc) inspired by either the title quote or the quotes underneath on the topic of bearing witness to non-human animals’ suffering.

All submitted artworks will be shown on our website, our Instagram @bristolanimalsave and our twitter @BristolSave. We will select the works that will be shown in the physical exhibition.

Confirmed speakers include:

Tuesday 14th
7- 7.30pm Shell Chisholm Active Geo Arts
7.30-8pm Juliet from Viva

Wednesday 15th 7-7.30pm Claire Palmer from Animal Justice Project gives a presentation on why she set up AJP, current campaignsand how to get involved.

Thursday 16th:
7-7.30pm Rehana Sara Jomeen from the Save Movement will speak about Zero Waste
7.30 – 8pm Jayesh Patel will speak about Vegetarian to Vegan Activist
Throughout the evening Sadie Lowery will read the poems she has written for the animals

Friday 17th:
7-7.30 Poet Dominic
7.30-8.00 Vegan Geezer

Saturday 18th:
7-7.30pm Lydia Alice from Bristol Animal Save will speak about the Worldwide Save Movement and local grassroots action.
7.30-8pm Alex Lockwood from North East save Movement will speak on Masculinity and its obstructions to going Vegan

There will also be music. Details tbc

Join the Facebook event, click here.

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