Instagram Square Open Studios 2023

Centrespace Open Studios 2023 and Craft in the old City Exhibition

Our Cen­tre­space Stu­dios Open Stu­dios 2023! Come join us to cel­e­brate all our cre­atives and the 45+ years of Cen­tre­space Co-Operative!

Centrespace Cooperative has been supporting artists and makers with affordable studio space for over 45 years. Well known for the rolling program of exhibitions it hosts in Centrespace Gallery, at this Open Studio weekend members welcome you to glimpse the daily life of an artist-led co-op and engage in Bristol’s creative community.

This year their gallery exhibition will focus on craft, both contemporary and traditional, showcasing how it has been an integral part of Centrespace Cooperative since opening in 1977. In addition, there will be a Film Room showcasing our members' animations and short films. We will also host an Art Raffle and a Cake Parlour to raise funds for new flooring in the events space so that in the future members can host more events for the local creative community.

Weekend Special Guests

Cibomatto, a sustainable cuisine project run by two food-loving Italians, will run a pop-up café all weekend. They will be serving delicious food of high quality made with locally sourced ingredients, all prepared with the expertise they inherited from their families in Italy.

On Saturday evening there will be an exclusive ticketed party, with live music from Kutamba, a band mixing their love for Zimbabwean music in through a Western fusion to provide a fresh take on some of the world’s most driving and rich music.

Bristol Mural Collective, a women-led street art collective empowering creatives from all skill levels will be taking to the front of Centrespace Studios on Sunday for a paint jam, where some of the best women mural artists will refresh and invigorate Leonard Lane with their inspiring creations.

From all the members we look forward to welcoming you to our studios.