Current Exhibition


In the Picture
The work of Paul Branson



1st December 2021 – 31st January 2022
Open daily, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Free entry

This exhibition honours artist Paul Branson, who passed away in August 2021, aged 89.
Paul had his artist’s studio here at the Red Brick Building since we formally opened in 2013. Before that, he had been active in its transformation from derelict factory to community hub. Paul was part of the Red Brick Arts group, which determined what exhibitions to curate in the building. He worked in his studio nearly every day, especially in the winter months when he created and finished works he had started on location in the beautiful Somerset landscape, particularly the environs around Glastonbury and the unique Somerset Levels.
Paul relocated to Somerset in 1975 from the South-East of England; where, since graduating in 1952 from the prestigious Goldsmiths’ College with a Diploma in Fine Art, he had run an art-supplies shop, owned an Art Gallery, taught in Secondary education, and painted the countryside of Kent.
Paul painted using a variety of media: watercolour, oil, acrylic, pen and ink, and pencil. He also created an extensive collection of sketch books and studies ‘from the field’.
Paul’s love of the Romantic British Landscape tradition inspired his work, and he lost none of his passion for art and artistic creativity until the very end.

All enquiries to:
Pip Branson
07791 508171
info@ollyandbelle.com



About Our Exhibitions


The Red Brick Building hosts regular art exhibitions by established and emerging artists from the local area and further afield. Our aim is to showcase the wealth of creative talent in Somerset, as well as to bring in high profile exhibitions from cities such as London and Bristol to make them accessible to the local community.

We run a rolling programme of art exhibitions in a number of multi-functional gallery spaces within the building. Previous exhibitions have included work from: the iconic 60’s sculptor Francis Morland, the British Wildife Photography Awards, A Level and Undergraduate Art Students from local schools and colleges, and Stanley Donwood – responsible for Radiohead’s cutting edge graphic design.

The Red Brick Arts Committee, who curate our exhibition programme, is an eclectic group of practising and professional artists and art-appreciators. Their skills and passions include fine art, painting, illustration, design, photography, video and audio-visual production.

We welcome approaches from local, national and international artists (including local schools and colleges), working across all media, who would like to exhibit at the Red Brick Building.
For more information, please email our Arts and Event Manager on events@redbrickbuilding.co.uk



Past Exhibitions


Lupe Velazquez
By Lupe Velazquez
Paintings and Pop Art

Bella’s Fields
By John Fleming
Photography

Against The Odds
By A Level Art Students from The Blue School, Wells
Paintings, illustrations and photography

James Morton
By James Morton
Portrait paintings

A4/Letter
By members of the public in the UK and the US
Illustrations, paintings and collage, all on A4/Letter sized paper

What If?
By Fine Art students from University Centre Somerset
Paintings, illustrations, photography, print, sculpture and collage

Maajabu
By Sarah Wilkinson
Textiles, prints and paintings

The British Life Photography Awards 2019 Exhibition
By various artists
Portrait and landscape photography

Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2019
By various artists
Paintings, photography, sculpture, installations and film

Tales of Ro
By Rowena J Draper
Mixed media paintings

Their Voice
By Sophie Long
Wildlife paintings

All We’ll Know
By Millie Gleeson
Portrait paintings

British Wildlife Photography Awards 2019 Exhibition
By various artists
Wildlife photography


Organic Abstracts
By Robin Gray
Abstract paintings

Silent Voices
By Elaine Stapleton and children in the West Bank village of Bil’in
Portrait and landscape photography

New Blues 2019
By A Level Art Students from The Blue School, Wells
Paintings, illustrations and photography

An Exhibition of Etchings, Linocuts, Collages, Woodcuts, Screenprints & Monoprints
By Somerset Printmakers
Various mediums

Vintage Revival
By Deborah Richards
Retro, nostalgic and classic photography

Somerset Art Weeks Festival 2018
By various artists
Paintings, photography, woodwork, textiles and carvings

The British Life Photography Awards 2018 Exhibition
By various artists
Portrait and landscape photography

New Blues 2018
By A Level Art Students from The Blue School, Wells
Paintings, illustrations and photography

A Medley for all Seasons
By Bath Textile Artists
Textiles