Events and exhibitions

Main Gallery

Upcoming Exhibitions

Almost a million people in the UK currently live with dementia, which is projected to rise by over 40% by 2040. This July, the Create Centre in Bristol will be hosting an exhibition of artworks by artists both living with and reflecting on dementia, in aid of Alzheimer’s Research UK.

(Un)broken Memories showcases the work of Adrienne Blake, Michael Buckland, Debbie Castro, Jenni Dutton, and Natalia Millman, with a range of artworks across different media including painting, drawing, film, sculpture and photography. Together, their work shines a light on the challenges faced by those living with dementia and the power of creativity and art to help channel emotions and provide hope.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of talks that you can book to attend via Eventbrite, with all money raised going to Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading charity for dementia research. Please check back here in June to view the talks programme and book your place.



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

1st April to 28th June

‘Drift’ is a photographic project by Lucy Bentley on Cornwall’s sub-tropical landscape. The images are a portrayal of this unique landscape as a response to increased warnings about the fragility of the Gulf Stream, yet another effect of climate change.

Regular Activity

Our next series of clay workshops are coming up in May half-term. Children can experiment with clay and have a go on a potter’s wheel, guided by an experienced ceramicist. Contact Joanna to book a place.


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 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.