In April a group of artists from BV Studios in Bristol were supported by Bristol-Hannover Council to make an initial visit to Hannover to meet up with a group of artists there. This visit was initiated by discussions in Hannover during our 70th anniversary last year, and the April ‘recce’ aimed to prepare the groundwork for longer visits. Here a description of their plans from the Bristol organiser, Dave Morgan-Davies: They will have use of our work spaces at BV studios in Bedminster and we will also take them to local exhibitions and sites of interest linked to their practice. The artists involved will make work with the goal of a group exhibition in each city at the end of the project. This would include sculpture, performance, painting, photography and drawing.
We are very excited about this first-ever artists’ exchange – the Bristolians will go to Hannover in July, and the Hannoverians will probably make a return visit in early 2019. The Bristolians are still making applications for funding, which is tough here in UK, while the Hannoverians are receiving generous funding, we understand, from their City Council.