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Bristol is slowly developing a reputation for quirky, underground art. For example, there are a small number of groups who unnofficially occupy empty buildings and turn them into art galleries. In addition, a number of artist communities hold annual events to open their homes and studios to the public.

For example, Totterdown (a colourful hilltop community near Bristol Temple Meads station) has held a weekend "Front Room" event every November since 2001. Over 40 houses, pubs and churches host art exhibitions in this small area. You can walk around the small terrraced houses, though lounges, kitchens and sometimes bedrooms too! In 2006 an artist, Gerry King, claimed to have the smallest gallery in the world, the 306 Gallery @ M673 OMO. This was in fact the registration of his car, a Peuguot 306!

Also in November a similar event is held in North Bristol.



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  • Written Nov 19, 2006
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