ONOMATO exhibits, presents, screens and performs work outside of habitual venues, locations and contexts - our true horizon is to pursue collaboration as a politically expressive, temporal event taking the form of a programme of events; a line of research; a conversation; a curatorial transmission; a publication; a residency or unification.  

Our work can take the form of a programme of events, a line of research, a conversation with our neighbours, a curated exhibition, a publication or a residency. Running through our activities is a commitment to artists working with sound, music, image, performance, collaboration and alternative cultures.

The ONOMATO Collective is curated by Sam Francis, Rhiannon Jones and Ben Owen.

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Onomato host events in venues and locations throughout Bristol.


11 denbigh st
Bristol bs28xg

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What's on

Fabric Africa: Stories told through textiles

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Saturday 30 June 2018 – Sunday 19 May 2019

Oliver Messel: Wake Up and Dream - Theatre, Art and Society

University of Bristol Theatre Collection, 21 Park Row, Bristol, BS1 5LT

Thursday 22 November 2018 – Monday 01 April 2019

Masters of Japanese Prints: Life in the City

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Saturday 12 January 2019 – Sunday 12 May 2019

Mai-Thu Perret, The Blazing World

Spike Island, Bristol, BS1 6UX

Saturday 19 January 2019 – Saturday 23 March 2019

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.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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