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I’m Staying comes to Knowle West

We’re really pleased that Knowle West Media Centre will be the first venue south of the river to host ‘I’m Staying’, which is on the move around the city as part of the Bristol Biennial.  We’re looking forward to seeing our straw-bale building lit up by Shaun Badham’s artwork this summer.

The statement of Shaun’s piece is particularly poignant for us in a number of ways. We’ve been based here since 1996 and while the reach and scope of our work has expanded since then – regionally, nationally and internationally – Knowle West stays at the heart of everything we do.

As well as our journey as an organisation, ‘I’m Staying’ speaks to some of the things we see, know and love in our neighbourhood: fun, determination and a real strength of community.

You’re all invited to join us for a special switch-on event and outdoor celebration on Wednesday 3rd June, 7-9pm. Enjoy music and performances from local talent, free drinks and refreshments, and see new photographic work by Tommy Sussex in the exhibition ‘What Takes Hold’. As night draws in we will illuminate the sky with the proclamation: ‘I’m Staying’!

Please RSVP to

A huge thank you to everyone who has voted for us and helped to bring Shaun’s work to Knowle West.

Image: Bristol Biennial. Artist Shaun C Badham.
I’M STAYING is produced by Bristol Biennial in partnership with Blink Giant Media and sponsored by Nationwide Platforms, Badger Electrical, Simmons & Simmons and Jeremy Lewison Ltd.

Bring ‘I’m Staying’ to South Bristol

Knowle West Media Centre needs your help to bring a fantastic new artwork to South Bristol!

Shaun C Badham’s neon artwork ‘I’m Staying’ was illuminated above Arnolfini during the Bristol Art Weekender – and with public support it could be brought over the river… With the help of the Bristol Biennial, ‘I’m Staying’ will be travel around the city over a two year period, addressing ideas of place and change, permanence and transition.

The project was first launched as part of the Bristol Art Weekender, hosted by Arnolfini. Next, the artwork travelled to Bristol Folk House at the launch of Bristol Biennial 2014, where it stayed from September 2014 to January 2015. I’M STAYING currently resides at the Redgrave Theatre, Clifton College, where it will remain until May 2015.

You can vote for KWMC as the next venue here.

Image: Bristol Biennial. Artist Shaun C Badham.

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