Back to the drawing board

Last week we met up to pay a visit to the RWA, Bristol’s finest art gallery, to check out their current colourful abstract exhibition by Albert Irvin. The large scale distinctive paintings can be seen until the 3rd March 2019.

We also had chance to check out the RWA’s gorgeous hidden gem of a cafe, The Epiphany. It’s a real delight, so we’ll definitely be back soon to sample their lunch options.

In true She and Hem style we went dressed for the occasion in the new fun stationery themed pieces, gifted to us by the wonderful Joanie Clothing, and let us tell you, they are real works of art…

Victoria wears the Picasso Paintbrush Breton* with the Sarah Scallop A-Line Denim Skirt*

Jo wears the Sarah Scallop A-Line Cord Skirt* with the Michael Stationery Print Ringer Tee*

What do you think of the stationery range?

V&Jx

Above Bristol – A Hot Air Ballooning Exhibition

She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta

On Friday evening I popped along to The Island in the centre of Bristol to view the Above Bristol exhibition, organised by Fiesta Fringe. The exhibition displays the resulting artwork of five lucky Bristolian artists who were sent up, up and away on a balloon flight over the city and asked to create a piece of art inspired by their journey. It was certainly uplifting! 

She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Artists featured include Hannah Carding, Pete Dalby, Lindsay McBirnie, Carrie Pooler and Jenny Urquhart and there are additional balloon-inspired pieces by Andrew Bill, Emily Ketteringham and Cath Read. I’ve included some of my top picks in this post, but there is plenty more to see at the exhibition, including Fuller’s incredible Bristol map, which I could happily gaze at all day long.

She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta She and Hem | Above Bristol | Bristol Balloon Fiesta

So don’t be a basket case, if you’re in the area head down to Above Bristol and catch the art before it’s too late! Admission is free and the exhibition runs until 13th August 2014.

Victoria