Art From Lockdown

We are delighted to host Art From Lockdown.

1st October – 31st December 2021

Visit John Wesley’s New Room Café to experience a collection of art from older people, featuring the works of enthusiastic amateurs who joined an online art club to bring themselves joy and relaxation.

During the pandemic, Age UK Bristol teamed up with Bristol Art for All, a local community arts organisation, to run online art sessions, to create a weekly Art on Zoom Club for older people. The club is informal and friendly and provides a space for people to come together virtually, enjoy being creative and share in their enjoyment.

The art exhibition is available until the end of December and is free to visit. All ages welcome. If you have any questions about the exhibition, or about joining the Art on Zoom Club, please email or ring 0117 929 7537.

“One of the great things about the sessions is that there are no expectations, we just have a go, do our own thing, share with others and enjoy it.”

“Painting is a relief valve to me. I am thoroughly enjoying each session and the times I paint in between. In addition, I find it interesting to research art subjects that I feel inspired to paint.”

Tony Jackson Acrylic Painting of Chickens

Tony Jackson, Acrylic Painting – Chickens

John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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