Monday 26 January 2009

goodbye space HELLO SPACES!


Well, we're sorry it has been so long without an update to the blog.
I'm sure you are all excited about seeing the pictures from
our final show! The delay is down to the fact our blog is actually
back to front, with regards to acting as a record for showing
all we did with Rhys & Hannah Present over Jan -Dec 2008, so
we are working on website which will give a much simpler and
comprehensive list of our shows and the artists we worked with.

We do have a few snaps, mostly of people eating The Royal
's art food, inside the picture click on it.

Watch this space.

Monday 15 December 2008

Window 1 + 2

For pics of Oliver Sutherland's tischtennis installation, click
the man with the Big Issue hi-vis and you will be transported
into his body and be given his eyes.

For pics of Rob Chervasse's arctic blast installation, click
the man stuck in the storm.

For pictures of people enjoying them selves at the two
private views, click the men with ironic facial hair.

Saturday 6 December 2008

goodbye space HELLO SPACES!


It seems like only yesterday I was stood back watching as
Hannah swept away years of pigeon poop, but, sadly, our
time at 15 The Arcade has come to an end. We thought
we'd go out with a bang, though, and end with something
that etches the artist-led ethos deep!

So, as, come the end of December, our artist-led space is no
more, we're hosting projects from artist-led
Blackpool Museum of Contemporary Art
, Eastside Projects
(Birmingham) and Royal Standard (Liverpool), with
an accompanying fanzine publication with contributions from
all of the above, Form Content (London), Moot (Nottingham),
(Norwich),and S1 (Sheffield) with an introductory piece
by Marie-Anne Macquay, curator of Spike Island, Bristol.

There will be alot of representatives from the various spaces
so make sure you come and pick their brians. And see art.


Private View: Friday 12th December 7-9pm
Open: Saturday 13th December - Sunday 14th December 12-6pm

Window Show update! It broke.

After 7 days of magic, Rob's installation has, we're affraid to
say, given up. For those who managed to see it last week, you'll
know that for a storm to last 7 days in a shop, something
was going to have to give. And it did. Sorry if anyone was
planning to see it this weekend, but pictures from both
Window installations will be up here very soon.

Monday 17 November 2008

Window Show Artists have been selected!

Oliver Sutherland
Installation 1 Preview: Friday 21st November 7-9pm
(Saturday 22nd November - Monday 24th November 10am-6pm)

Robert Chavasse
Installation 2: Preview: Friday 28th November 7-9pm
(Saturday 29th November - Sunday 7th December times to come soon!)

New Intern!

Benny Casey, one of last year's Fine Art graduates from
UWE, Bristol, will be joining current intern Jamie Bracken
Lobb in our top floor studio until the end of December.
He also has a show coming up at the Star and Dove Contemporary
this week as part of a graduate award show alongside
fellow graduate Huw Good. That opens at 6pm this Thursday.

Tuesday 4 November 2008



(this image is from the Clap Your Hands Say Show in September)

Rhys & Hannah Present…


Window is an opportunity for artists to show at Rhys &
Hannah Present in November. Artists have the opportunity
to make an application to exhibit using the large window
on our ground floor, with special attention being placed
on the artwork being viewed, solely, from the outside. This
window faces the pedestrianised Arcade walkway in
Bristol’s Broadmead City Centre, an area that has up
150 000 weekly users.

We will be selecting two proposals for
installations/artworks from applicants that best meet
the potential of the large window and subsequent area
behind, and also engage with the high amount of potential
viewers. Applications for Window can be in any media and
must be received by email at 5pm Friday 7th of
Applications must include:

1. Up to 6 jpeg images of work/work in progress important
to your proposal (though please keep each image around
100-500kb to save our inbox)

2. A proposal of up to 500 words outlining how you’d
make best use of opportunity

3. A recent CV

Applicants will be selected throughout the week starting
Monday 10th of November.

The first show will open on Friday 21st November
and run until Monday 24th November

The second show will open on Friday 28th November
and run until Sunday 7th December

Dimensions are: 255cm x 190cm

Please send all applications or any questions to

Wednesday 29 October 2008

Emma and Ellen's show!

Pictures from their show are up. Click

Pictures from their opening are up. Click

Monday 20 October 2008

all over (bar the shouting).

Our new show is from Emma Ridley & Ellen Wilkinson,
the two artists selected to use the studio space upstairs in
Rhys & Hannah Present.

Their Private View is on Wednesday.
Wednesday 22nd.
That's this Wednesday!



Plan 9 Private View and goodbye Lucy B drinks.

This Thursday is going to be a busy one. We all must
go and see Chris Barr's curatorial bash at Plan 9, then
we all must give Lucy B the sending off she deserves
down at Spike Island. Clicky clicky for links.

p.s. that pic above is Lady Lucy's portrait of Lucy B.

Plain old opening, Plain old documentation.

Plain by name but not Plain by nature. Click below for
Jamie Walling's curatorial effort.

Opening pics will appear tomorrow too, here's one
we managed to upload.

Monday 6 October 2008


Our next show is called Plain. It was curated by Jamie
Walling and it is the second of our two intern shows.
This one opens on Friday night at 7pm and you are all
invited. After that, of course, it is open from 12-6pm on
Saturday 11th of October - Sunday 12th of October
and then
Thursday 16th October - Sunday 19th October

Sunday 5 October 2008

Eskimo boys document their show

BLUBBER, the show curated by our intern Jamie Bracken
Lobb, click on the picture below. It was pretty good.

Saturday 4 October 2008

...and their private views.

Try and spot an eskimo in this crowd. Then click on the
picture to see the rest of the private view pictures.

Monday 22 September 2008



Myles Donaldson
Alex Frost
Jamie Bracken Lobb
Tim Machin
Martine Myrup

Private View Thursday 25th September 7-9pm
Friday 26th September - Sunday 28th September, 12-6pm
(Then open through appointment by contacting Jamie on until Sunday 5th October)

Our new show and first show from either an intern or studio 
holder at Rhys & Hannah Present opens this Thursday night. 
That's Thursday the 25th and it is the show curated by 
Jamie Bracken Lobb.