Art Bridge Evolve

Breaking Barriers . Enabling Artists

Art Bridge Evolve was Art Shape's innovative creative project. It consisted of a programme of creative development for artists who face disabling barriers and wished to develop or progress their artistic career.
The programme was part time and available through face to face participation or online.


Art Bridge Evolve Exhibitions 

January - February 2019: Odyssey

9th January - 12th February 2019 at Gloucester Cathedral

A group show of painting, mixed media, sound works and installation throughout Gloucester Cathedral. This exhibition comprised of work made by Art Bridge artists and Art Shape associates. 

Go to the online catalogue


October 2018: RE Collections

 at Museum in the Park, Stroud

An exhibition of painting, mixed media, sound works and installation made in response to the Museum in the Park's collection and surrounding landscape by artists on the Art Bridge Evolve programme.

Find artist profiles, exhibition information and audio described works here:Re Collections


Programme Information: 

Duration: March - December 2018

The Art Bridge Evolve programme was accessed face to face or online and offered:

  • Support to develop your practice through access to a mentor
  • Opportunity to produce work for site-specific exhibitions
  • Support to build your online presence
  • Curation training
  • Artist Talks
  • Workshops
  • Extend Networks

Face to Face

Those on the face to face programme gained experience working in Art Shape's accessible studio space, received tutorials and access to Adult Education courses and workshops and worked alongside the Artist in Residence Dr Jim Brook.



Participants on the online programme have had access to filmed artist talks, online resources, discussion groups, workshops and Adult Education courses.  


To find out more about our previous Art Bridge programmes, follow the links below:

Art Bridge II      2016-17


Art Bridge I     2012 - 2015


You can also head to the Art Shape shop to purchase a piece of artwork created by our Art Bridge students.

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Art Bridge Evolve is an Art Shape course supported by Arts Council England. 
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