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Forthcoming Events

Spirit of Bristol Exhibition

This exhibition sponsored by All Saints' Arts in Clifton will start on
Friday 21st April and will close on 23rd April.

Bob Foster

Venue: All Saints’ Church Atrium Pembroke Road, Clifton, Bristol BS8 3ED Opens Friday 21st April 2017 9am until 6pm daily until Sunday 23rd April.

Following on from the recent yearly exhibitions from Second Look, the Bristol based artist-led creative photographic group, this exhibition promises to be one of the best of its' kind. The theme of the exhibition permits a wide-ranging portrayal of the City with members of Second Look presenting their personal interpretation of the theme. Consequently, visitors to the exhibition will find high quality work to suit a variety of tastes to art collectors and families alike.

From ghostly monochrome studies of misty and cloudy scenes to vivid colour renditions of architecture and people, there will be something to tempt everybody as an acquisition or decorative feature. Work is included from both international award winning artists and lecturers in photography, semi-professionals and talented amateurs. All work is for sale and has been selected based on quality and composition.

SecondLook Photomarathon 2017

On Sat 3rd June Second Look will have another PhotoMarathon and this year will be based at The Island and run in parallel with an exhibition there titled "Play Time" for another helping of photo fun.

What is a Photomarathon?

Don’t worry, there is no running involved! The event is a day to challenge participants to think creatively, meet new people and have some fun. Each entrant receives a disposable camera and a list of topics to capture. The subjects have to be taken in the order which they are provided. Only one picture may be taken to represent each topic.

Participants will collect their cameras between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at The Island, Nelson Street, Bristol BS1 2LE, and then returned to by 5 p.m.

All completed subjects will be shown in an exhibition at Hamilton House, Stokes Croft, which will run from 6th July to 12th July 2017 inclusive.

Art at the Heart Exhibition

This exhibition is in aid of the Art at the Ruh charity: Art at the Heart.

This charity supports the RUH Bath with an award winning art and design programme that stimulates healing and well-being and creates an uplifting environment for patients, visitors and staff. They reach on average 200,000 people per year through exhibitions, workshops, performances and design. Art at the Heart is a registered charity. Charity No.1058323.

The Second Look exhibition will run from October 2017 to January 2018.

Recent Events


After several extremely successful exhibitions in the last few years Second Look held their 2017 OPEN EXHIBITION.

Submissions were invited for the Second Look Open Exhibition based on the theme of "Change", some definitions include: the act of becoming different, or the result of something becoming different:

Submissions by 31st December 2016
Exhibition dates: Thursday 16th to Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Exhibition venue: Paperarts Gallery, Merchants Street, Bristol BS1 3EE
Judges: Martin Edwards, David Morgan-Davies, Michael Richards RWA

To see the exhibited images please go to: www.secondlook.org.uk/openexhibition.htm

164th RWA Open Exhibition:

This is not a Second Look exhibition BUT members submitted work for inclusion in this prestigeous event held in the Queens Road gallery of the Royal West of England Academy.

This year the 164th Open exhibition accepted work by two of our members, Martin Edwards and John Brooks. The exhibition ran from 9th October until 27th November so we hope you managed to visit and enjoy the their work.

PhotoWalk - Sunday 11th September

Assembling near Temple Meads we walked along the riverside path, across the river and around Arnos Vale - a great opportunity for some good photography with interesting subjects and like minded people. Lunch was taken at the Bocabar en-route, a great day with good weather too.

PhotoMarathon 2016 exhibition at The Paperarts Gallery

After another very successful event in 2016, Second Look teamed up with the M-shed again on the Bristol waterfront to bring another helping of photo fun. The participant's work was then exhibited at the Paperarts Gallery in Merchant Street, Broadmead.