Local Artists take over Temple Meads platforms

art1Four North Bristol Artists are among the 13 artists adorning the platforms at Temple Meads station as part of Art on the Platform. Laura Cramer, Cath Read, Jenny Urquhart and Nick Gerolemou. Passengers at Temple Meads are enjoying brighter journeys thanks to a new collection of 60 paintings of city landscapes by Bristol artists, all produced by local printers Niche, based in Stokes Croft. The pieces across platforms 7 to 15, form part of a new permanent exhibition and are the brainchild of station manager Jon Curnow. “We wanted to create a really good first impression of Bristol”, said Jon. “We wanted to show what Bristol is about and I hope we’ve achieved that. The reaction has been really good on social media and from the passengers on the platforms.” Artists Jenny Urquhart and Laura Cramer at https://instagram.com/cramerpaintings, have designed Shaun in the City sculptures for this summer’s trail and have been asked to display their work. “I love the fact that we can contribute to the cultural life of the city” Laura’s work is also on sale at the S.S Great Britain, another attraction on the Brunel Trail. art2Jenny said: “I’m really thrilled to have some of my work displayed in such an iconic building in Bristol. The city is brilliant at supporting and celebrating local art, and it’s great that so many passengers will be greeted to Bristol with such a variety of images along the platforms.” Cath Read http://www.cathread.co.uk has always loved painting the City and added “it is a privilege to be invited to display my paintings of this lovely city. To be able to welcome visitors and also enliven the platforms for local people in this way means a lot to me.” Nick Gerolemou http://www.nickgerolemou.co.uk commented “Bristol is such a creative city that this is a great showcase for that talent which is so evident in here “ Jon added: “The artists have really put their hands in their pockets to help – all we’ve done is provided the space. “The space is there for as long as the artists want it. It’s going to be a permanent exhibition space.” As part of Temple Meads 175th celebrations, a special launch event is taking place over this August bank holiday weekend (29th and 30th August) at the station. Many of the featured artists will be selling, prints and cards on the platform. Everybody is invited to go along and enjoy the event. See more about the 175th celebrations at http://www.ssgreatbritain.org/whats-on/brunels-bristol-walking-tours

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