Arnolfini

Centre for Contemporary Arts in Bristol, United Kingdom.

In a fantastic waterside location at the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, Arnolfini is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts, presenting innovative, experimental work in the visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events, accompanied by a programme of learning and participation activities.

The Arnolfini is named after Jan van Eyck's masterpiece The Arnolfini Portrait (1434) depicting the merchant and arts patron Giovanni Arnolfini. The Arnolfini Portrait is one of the earliest paintings to assert the presence of the artist within its depiction (an inscription in the middle of the work and a reflection in a mirror on the back wall) and one of Arnolfini's consistent concerns to explore the role of the artist as a witness and recorder of what is around them – contemporary society.

 

ESTABLISHED

1836

DIRECTOR

Kate Brindley (interim)

Location

Bristol, The United Kingdom

onsite VISITS

500,000 (2013)

ONLINE VISITS

255,400 (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

10,500+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

33,300+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with Arnolfini.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

David Jonas

David Jonas

Software developer

Sooz Moon

Sooz Moon

Digital Manager at Arnolfini

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