Paintworks : Bristol's creative quarter, live/work spaces, studios and residential lofts
in converted industrial buildings off Bath Road, Bristol, UK.

Paintworks is a former trading estate in Bristol which has been transformed into a
mixed-use housing, business and cultural quarter. The site dates back to 1850 when it
was known as Phoenix Wharf. During this time it was a paint and varnish factory built
by Bristol Paint makers Colthurst & Harding. The site was extended and altered over
the next 100 years and in its later years was taken over by Courtaulds after which it
gradually fell into decline and ceasing paint manufacture.

Paintworks is now home to dozens of creative and digital firms including web-design
specialist E3. The development is considered one of the most successful schemes of
its type in the country and has consistently considered the potential for public art and
creativity in the formation of the site and its uses.
For further information about the site context, including the existing site and heritage,

View Paintworks on the Art Map

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Bath Rd
Bristol BS4 3EH

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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

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