Artists use Kingfisher to showcase their work

Published on: 28 Mar 2016

ARTISTS living in and around Downend and Fishponds now have a local base to showcase their work.
The Kingfisher Cafe is offering space to artists as part of a special collaboration with artist Anna Blightman.
Anna has taken on the independent role of artist co-ordinator which will enable her to root out and introduce new artists to the space.
Anna said: “The collaboration will open doors - and walls - at The Kingfisher to support local artists by offering them a chance to host an exhibition of their work, which will include an exclusive evening opening. The work will then remain on display for the entire month before the show changes.
“The new venture with the Kingfisher Cafe will give the opportunity to all to discover the diverse and accomplished range of artists living and working in Fishponds.”
The collaboration with the cafe will go under Anna’s business name, The Distant Future Always Sounds Lovely.
Arriving in Fishponds last year following a five-year stay in Berlin, Surrey-born Anna works as an artist using the medium of Polaroid photography, showcasing the originality and nostalgia of the classic Polaroid in prints and other gifts.  Alongside one main exhibition, the project is hoping to include one piece of artwork from up to six artists on a two-weekly rotation basis that will also be on display in the cafe and available for purchase.
There will also be a stronger focus on selling products and crafts by local artists, with one area of the cafe dedicated to these items.
For a chance to be involved as an artist contact Anna Blightman via email at or, for the chance to sell products and crafts, contact the cafe directly.

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