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Lee Basford photographer


The third instalment of The Joyful Bewilderment’s touring exhibition recently opened in Bristol. It all began at Rough Trade’s Brick Lane space in London back in September, travelled north to Analogue Gallery in Edinburgh and has now found its way west in the roomy basement space of Here Gallery in Bristol’s Stokes Croft.

It’s an amazing collection of work from over 100 like-minded artists spanning the globe, all sharing a strong craft-based aesthetic and compulsion to create. Walking through the space, it’s almost too much to take in; you really have to slow yourself down and examine each piece as something individual and of itself before you move on to the next. The work varies from pencil drawings by James Jarvis to beautifully framed Breath Studies from Rick Myers and Stefan Marx’s vibrant water colours. Other artists include Lucy Mclauchlan, Josh Petherick and Nigel Peake. But it’s a constantly evolving collection: as work is sold the artists are asked to submit new pieces, and there are new artists being added to the group with each show.

The exhibition is set to travel as much of Britain as possible with plans for a few shows in Europe next year and possibly further still in the future.

, 13 July 2009

The exhibition runs from 8th July until 8th August at Here Gallery, Bristol. Further information can be found at The Joyful Bewilderment’s blog page