Me, Myself, I: Artists’ Self-Portraits provides historical context to today’s selfie culture, through an exploration of self-portraiture over the last three hundred years. The exhibition, curated by Tessa Jackson OBE, in particular explores the last fifty years and the ways artists have imagined and presented themselves: from the highly personal and psychological to the controversial and political.
Me, Myself, I: Artists’ Self-Portraits includes over 80 artworks by major artists such as Grayson Perry, Tracey Emin, Sonia Boyce, Antony Gormley, Gillian Wearing, Harold Offeh, Shanti Panchal, Sir Joshua Reynolds, Angelica Kauffman, Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Lucian Freud, Patrick Heron, Tony Bevan, Madame Yevonde and many more.
Discover the artists who challenged social norms and defied conventions, who questioned identity, gender and representation ahead of their time, and who constantly think afresh in an ever-changing world. Me, Myself, I: Artists’ Self-Portraits is a timely re-examination of a fundamental area of art history that will bring together work from the 1720s to the 2020s, placing well-known artists alongside emerging talent.
Image: Tony Bevan RA (B.1951), Head and Neck, 2007, acrylic on canvas, 90.6 x 74.1cm. Royal Academy of Arts, London. Photo © Royal Academy of Arts, London; photographer: John Hammond. © Royal Academy of Arts, London.Full details & to book
The RWA – Bristol's first art gallery – is proud to bring world-class visual art from around the world to the South West.
Masterclass: Devising Theatre
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, 1-2 Downside Rd, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 2XF
This short course will help you develop your improvisation, ensemble and story making skills. Learning will take place in a playful environment where you can participate in improvisatory theatre games and narrative driven exercises to tease out the stories you want to tell.
Bristol Old Vic Theatre School offers a fun and nurturing environment in which to pursue your creative ambitions. The support and feedback available from your tutor will help you develop your natural talents and confidence in theatre acting.
Collaboration, Connection and Community: What does the future of higher education look like in Bristol?
Online and in-person
To mark the 30th anniversary of UWE Bristol’s university status, and the first academic year of the University of Bristol’s first female Vice-Chancellor; Professor Evelyn Welch and Professor Steven West come together to talk to Clare Reddington, CEO of Watershed, about higher education in Bristol and beyond. Find out more about this free event here.
The Six Degrees Breakfast
The Square Club, 15 Berkeley Square, Bristol BS8 1HB
Six Degrees is network for like minded women to connect, grow, & create opportunity, and has recently launched its second location here in Bristol! All are invited to come along to kick off your month with a gorgeous Six Degrees breakfast gathering at The Square Club, Bristol.