Room 13 Hareclive

Resident Artist(s): Shani Ali & Paul Bradley
Main Studio Artform: Visual Arts


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Room 13 Hareclive was established in Bristol in 2003 and was the first Room 13 studio in England. In 2007 Room 13 Hareclive moved into a new studio which the young artists helped to design. Not only was this the world’s first ever purpose built Room 13 studio space, it also won a prestigious award from the Royal Institute of British architects (RIBA).

Artists from Room 13 Hareclive have taken part in a wide variety of activities. They have held exhibitions in Bristol, Exeter and London, done commissions, been on residencies, given presentations at conferences and made programmes for television (BBC Newsround and a Channel 4 short film). Their studio work is strongly visual arts orientated and artists from Room 13 Hareclive are accomplished in painting, animation and film-making.

In their own words:

“Room 13 Hareclive is a visual arts studio based within the grounds of Hareclive Primary School in Bristol. Children can go to the studio to draw, paint, make collages, sculpt, take photographs, make films, research, read and work on the computer. In Room 13, people are free to follow their own ideas and work on their own creative projects.

An important part of our work is to challenge ideas about the nature of art, artists and what children and young people are capable of creating and achieving.  We’re grateful to our main funders who support and understand what Room 13 is all about: Arts Council England, the John James Bristol Foundation and Quartet Community Foundation.”

At a glance

News from Room 13 Hareclive


Adventures of Curiosity and Wonder: the Dundry Slopes

Room 13 Hareclive will be having an exhibition in the LIGHT STUDIO at ARNOLFINI Gallery, Bristol.  Timed to coincide with their Patron Richard Long’s show, Room 13 Hareclive’s exhibition: Adventures of Curiosity and Wonder:  the Dundry Slopes,  Bristol’s hidden treasure … Continue reading


Room 13 Hareclive say it like it really is!

Room 13 Hareclive welcomed members of the public along to their 3rd Open Studio event at Spike Island! They invited visitors to join them in making messages from the heart – creating banners and signs as part of a participatory … Continue reading


Adventures of Curiosity and Wonder

Room 13 Hareclive has been awarded a Bristol 2015 European Green Capital commission (Neighbourhood Arts Project). Inspired by Bristol artist of walking and place Richard Long, and building on previous socially engaged arts practice in the community, Room 13 Hareclive … Continue reading