Events and exhibitions

There’s another chance to see David Parker’s film on the 12th March.  Entry is free and seating is on a first come, first served basis. As before, donations will be collected to support local foodbanks.

Main Gallery

Ways and Means

A photographic exhibition by William Templeton.

16th February to 15th March.

Rivers are the lifeblood of our planet, their carriage of water connects us all, a powerful reminder of the cycle of nature and ecological unity. In England, not one river passes government chemical standards and only 14% passed ecological tests, largely due to sewage discharge, chemicals from manufacture and agricultural runoff.
Ways and Means narrates the current status of English rivers and proposes reflection on how we might fulfil our own responsibilities and work towards a future in which we are aligned with nature.

There will be a private view and book signing from 6.30-8pm on 15th February. Book your ticket here. 


Create’s gallery space is available to hire for events and exhibitions. The large, open plan space measures approximately 12 x 8 metres and has a flexible arrangement of partitions, allowing the choice of a large open area or more discrete zones.

Email for details or come in and speak to the team.

Cafe Gallery

Alex Rankin from the Create team has an exhibition of photographs that were taken on lunchtime walks around the local area with a particular focus on the skate and graffiti culture under Brunel Way.

Regular Activity

Due to the success of the half term sessions, we are hosting another series of clay workshops for children in the Easter holidays. Experiment with clay and have a go on a potter’s wheel, guided by an experienced ceramicist. Advanced booking is highly recommended.

Fabrication logo

‘The UK discards nearly a million tonnes of textiles every year ‘ (WRAP)

This exploration of some of the aspects of textile sustainability consists of two parts. Firstly the CREATE Centre hosts a permanent exhibition of information about textile sustainability, including advice, explanations, and facts and figures. This exhibition is open during CREATE opening hours. The second part is the practical activity days that take place on most Wednesdays from mid morning to mid afternoon. Here the exhibition is extended to include examples of domestic items made from fabrics that would otherwise have been sent to landfill. In addition, such items as cushions, tea cosies, table mats and many other items are being made on the spot, with the intention of encouraging visitors to start or continue their own work. At all the times the exhibition and practical activities are open, free small fabric pieces are usually available so that visitors can take them to incorporate in their own projects.

FABRICation is run by Mike Timmins, who is experienced in decorative textiles as well as textile science and technology.

Transformabin is now at Create!

Transformabin photo

As part of Bristol’s 2015 Green Capital celebrations, 14 unique community inspired projects were commissioned for each of it’s Neighbourhood Partnerships. Mufti Games with Baggator Young People’s Project successfully pitched to Ashley, Lawrence Hill and Easton Partnership to create a fun project highlighting issues relating to household waste, fly-tipping, and recycling in the local area.

From this the Transformabin was created; a communal bin converted into a playable games station. The simple labyrinth style game highlights the effects that waste has on our city, combining fun and imagination with a positive envorimental message.

The Transformbin is a permanent fixture at Create and can be found in our gallery,
Monday to Friday, 9-5pm.