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

Drawing Course at Caraboo Projects

Caraboo Projects, Print Works, The Works, Stafford Street, Bristol, BS3 4DA

Tuesday 03 September 2019 – Tuesday 08 October 2019

Lucy Austin | analogue.

That Art Gallery

Friday 06 September 2019 – Saturday 28 September 2019


Centrespacegallery, 6 Leonard Lane, BS1 1EA

Friday 06 September 2019 – Wednesday 18 September 2019

Well Trodden Wrong Ways Exhibition

Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Dowell St, Honiton EX14 1LX

Saturday 14 September 2019 – Saturday 26 October 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.

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