The Vestibules, City Hall, Bristol
Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Friday, September 29, 2017
City Hall College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
South West England

Synecdoche presents [dis]place at The Vestibules, City Hall, Bristol

dis: prefix – changing a term to the negative

place: noun – a particular position, point, or area in space; a location

verb – to put something somewhere

displace: verb – to move or put out of the usual or proper place

A group of artists from Synecdoche, a Bristol-based art community, will explore the ideas that these definitions evoke during their month-long residency at The Vestibules in September 2017. Displaced from their normal routines to make art in a public space, they are aiming to work differently, reacting to this new environment, bringing a range of practices and ideas that will hopefully change and evolve over time. The visitors may influence what happens, through interaction, conversation or by their very presence. There will always be something to see, to inspire and engage. Come with an open mind; every day will be different.

Can the experience of being displaced offer a fresh perspective, unexpected connections, and a new understanding?

September 5th – 29th

Monday to Friday 11 am – 3 pm, Weds 11 am – 7 pm

Closing party Weds 27th 4 pm – 7 pm

We’ll be there at other times too. If the doors are open, please come in.




Maura Zukina

Chris Watkins

Clare Thatcher

Miranda Story

Soraya Schofield

Francis Martin

Rosie McLay

Ann Kelson

Alice Jennings

Veronia Gayle

Prerna Chandiramani

Gina Baum

Lou Baker

Margaret Anstee