About Us

The Grant Bradley Gallery is an ever-changing Bristol exhibition space showing work by local, regional and international artists. With a new show every month you can guarantee to see something different every visit.

The gallery café serves delicious snacks and hot and cold drinks, with a range of locally baked cakes that you can enjoy while taking in the artwork.
On weekdays we have a varied selection of home made sandwiches and paninis to eat in or take away.

Our gift shop sells a range of presents perfect for somebody else or for treating yourself, as well as stocking a wide assortment of cards from local artists and a whole lot more.

Entrance to the gallery is free.

From the Beginning

The Grant Bradley Gallery, St Peter's Court, Bedminster Parade, was opened by the then Lord Mayor of Bristol, Cllr Peter Abraham, on 31st October 2005.

Two years later, HRH The Princess Royal, visited the Gallery to unveil a plaque officially opening the St Peter's Court Development.

The Grant Bradley Gallery is situated in the former Bedminster Library which was built by George Wills in 1914 at a cost of £10,000.
Since it opened, the Gallery has become a friendly meeting place for local residents, a showcase for artists from Bristol as well as from other cities all round the world and a fundraising site for The Grant Bradley Trust which helps a wide range of good causes.

The Gallery welcomes visits by groups and schools to meet artists who are exhibiting in the gallery.

Space Hire

The Grant Bradley Gallery is a unique hireable art gallery in Bristol which prides itself of showcasing a diverse range of creative ideas and talent. Since its launch in 2005, the gallery continues to support local and national artists as well as arts groups and organisations. It serves as a professional platform for many artists and countless creatives have launched their careers here.

The gallery is available for exhibitions on a monthly hire basis. We have three areas available to artists with hire starting from only £325 per month. For our main gallery, hire starts at £1250 a month. For more information on measurements, please refer to the floor plan above. The Gallery takes a minimal 10% admin fee on any work sold from the exhibition, as well as 30% commission on anything sold alongside, such as prints, books and cards.


Price list

Main Gallery - £1250

Mezzanine - £650

Shop Wall - £325


Promotion

The Gallery provides 2500 flyers for each exhibition, taking care of everything from design, print and distribution. We also provide a full press release sent out to a large number of Bristol-based and national publications such as arts journals, newspapers and listings guides.

It is the artists responsibility to handle any advertising they may wish to undertake. The choice of which publications they advertise in is completely down to the artist, although we are happy to offer any advice you may need. We offer a design service for free should you wish to purchase an advert.

What's Included?

Our rental package is inclusive of staffing costs for the exhibition period to invigilate your exhibition, as well as a dedicated team of technicians to oversee the hanging of your show. We arrange the opening night for you and provide refreshments, due to our size we can accommodate a large amount of guests, up to a maximum of approximately 150 people standing.

Your exhibition will be posted on our website and our other online presence, such as Twitter and Facebook, as well as being circulated amongst our mailing list of over 1400 subscribers. On average, each monthly exhibition attracts around 3000 visitors.

How to submit an exhibition proposal

If you are interested in exhibiting here at the gallery then please send the following information to - spacehire@grantbradleygallery.co.uk

  • Name and full contact information
  • Dates when you would like to exhibit
  • What section of the gallery you would like to hire
  • A brief description about your exhibition and about you as an artist
  • Up to six images of work that will be shown

Feel free to call the gallery on 0117 9637 673 if you have any questions, our staff will be happy to help.

Event Hire

The Gallery is an excellent venue to meet up with colleagues and friends and the evening can be tailored to suit you.

The gallery is within easy walking distance of the city centre and Temple Meads Station and there is ample parking on-street or in the adjoining Asda car park (2.5 hours).

Please contact the Gallery to discuss booking an event.

Contact

The Grant Bradley Gallery is situated on the corner of the busy Bedminster High Street (East Street) and New Charlotte Street. For directions see the map below or click on the link to view a larger version. There is parking available on the Parade, with 2 free car parks within walking distance. Parking in both is free for two hours.

If you would like to contact the gallery, the easiest way is to email us. Questions or comments about the website? Contact our webmaster.

Also don't forget to sign up to our mailing list. We send you the latest news on up and coming shows and events at the gallery, as well as invitations to our monthly preview nights. Just pop your email into the form at the bottom of this page.

If you would prefer to call us our number is;
01179 637 673

We are open from Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm

The Grant Bradley Gallery,
Number 1 St Peter's Court,
Bedminster Parade,
Bristol
BS3 4AQ

 


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