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Tuesday, 10 November 2009
With the numbers of abandoned and vacant buildings in Bristol increasing, particularly in the suburbs, how would you like to see them used? Suggestions include an art gallery, organised squatting and regeneration, but maybe there is an alternative.
Issue One is a new Bristol-based publication created by a collaboration of artists and designers. Within the magazine we aim to raise awareness of the South West’s vibrant cultural scene by not only highlighting individuals of interest, but also the culture within the region as a whole. Bristol is ever increasingly being recognised as one of the top cities for the arts, with students being recognised in many top nationwide shows such as this years New Designers in London. While Banksy may bring the public’s attention to the ‘graffiti scene’ I feel there are far more interesting activities at lower levels that need to be highlighted. The individuals and collaborations of work that feature are talented, local artists who are constantly striving to gain greater recognition in the Bristol art world. The magazine itself is run as a volunteer project and is being led by UWE graduates Jack Smith and Rebecca Case.
One of the main aims of Issue One is to involve the community with the publication, so we welcome your comments on this blog. To receive regular updates email email@example.com.
We are always looking for inspiring characters to feature in the magazine, so if you are an artist, musician, candlestick maker or anything else besides, then drop us an email. The magazine is completely funded by those involved, so if you would like to support printing costs by advertising in Issue Two then get in touch.