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Art

We are also a gallery! All be it a very small one. We show contemporary works from local artists that are for sale or not!

We are currently hosting exhibitions by two different artists:

- an anonymous street artist (courtyard sculpture)

- Faisal Khouja

Bristol Angel by a local anonymous street artist

Real or imagined, angels are a comforting metaphor in a troubled word. This is the prototype of a series of angels that will appear in the city as a reminder that we are all each others guardians.

With courage, compassion and the right sunglasses, we can all be sublime.

This piece is not for sale.

Check the artist work on www.gettinguptostuff.com

Faisal Khouja

Faisal Khouja is a Painter and Printmaker with a unique style of work which can seem deceptively simple at first but is, in fact, quite involved, intricate and sensitive. In his work, which consists mainly oil paintings and original Linocuts, Faisal seeks to create evocative, uplifting and highly coloured pieces which truly lift the soul.

Subject matter is, more often than not, traditional, in line with the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists of yesteryear. But his expressive techniques are anything but traditional. Faisal will often use methodologies such as syringing, finger-painting and heavy impasto with a blade and to invoke a more “Primal” feeling to the artwork. However he is equally at home with brushes for the finer details. The Linocuts are gouged out expressively, often seeking to enhance the geometry found in the Natural World. As many as 5 separate colour plates are used to achieve the final hand print which is executed using a traditional Letterpress. Aesthetically, compositional balance and finding and championing the natural patterns and “rhythm” of the Natural World is key. The over-arching aim is always to be as expressive and original as possible with the paint or the ink as the artwork evolves organically.

Faisal started Painting and Printmaking after a long illness lead him to give up his job as a professional photographer. Being bed-bound for many months he would dream up bright and colourful pictures in his mind’s eye, an art therapy of sorts, and promised himself that, when he recovered he would dedicate his life to bringing these “memory pictures” to life and to generally endeavor to create positive work with the principal criteria being to try to make people feel uplifted when in the presence of the artwork.

www.faisalkhouja.com

 

Please see below the list of previous exhibitions:

Scot Burgoyne (August 2012)

Lucy Naraidoo (January 2013)

Kate Evans (April 2013)

Charles Emerson (April 2013)

Charlotte McLaughlin (August 2013)

Victoria Forrest (February 2014)

Cordelia Hutchison (August 2014)

Emma Roch (August 2014)

Nick Pike (October 2015)

Ruth Molloy (January 2015)

Andrew Hood (August 2015)

Tom Hughes (January 2016)

Emma Jean Kemp (February 2016)

Faisal Khouja (April 2016)

Martin Packford (August 2016)

Xavier Decup (December 2016)

Hannah Blight Anderson (March 2017)

Cordelia Hutchison (March 2017)

Nick Pike (August 2017)

Faisal Khouja (January 2018)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Please note the largest table we can accommodate is for 6 guests.

For vegetarian, pescaterian guests or any diatery requirement we request 48 hours notice.

Card details

It is with regret that we must now take credit card details of customers when they book with us. We have resisted this move for several years.

Unfortunately a small independent business like ours cannot afford to support those who do not show up for their reservations.

A sad case of the few spoiling it for the many. We are sorry for any inconvenience that this may cause you.

No show & last minute cancellation fee is £25pp. We request 24h notice for a cancellation.

Please note we accept American Express

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12.00pm – 1.45pm

Dinner

Wednesday – Sunday
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