Metagraph is an artist led studio collective based at Cherry Block on the Bristol Estate. Brighton. We make art and run sustainability projects, open to Bristol Estate Residents - we are part of Bristol Estate Art Studios.
Our Art & Craft community workshops consider environmental, social, cultural and economic sustainability issues through practical, everyday individual and collective creative action.
Themes and interests: exploring local ecology, regenerating found materials, promoting shared resource (equipment, materials, skills, knowledge) opportunities, Artist Support Meetings and community workshops and events.
We believe accessible and shared group resources benefit the community as a whole. We believe learning new or building on existing skills, in a community setting is valuable. We enjoy events that help people get to know each other as well as share and learn new skills together. We look to reuse, repair and recycle; we want to keep products and materials in use for as long as possible before they are recycled. We look at the natural resources available and how resources might be used to better benefit the community, for example using found and recycled materials to produce handmade items, using windfall and allotment produce with recycled jars for jam, chutney and pickle making sessions. Building up herb and flower gardens around the estate, having social swap events, upcycling and repairing clothes to reduce cost.
We are keen collaborators and our events are open to all Bristol Estate residents almost always free of charge - check the courses page for full information.
Our courses depend on volunteers, would you like to get involved? Contact us
Through our quarterly Artist Support Network meetings we bring together BN2 5artist / makers on Bristol, Estate, residents who may be making art at home and would like an opportunity to meet people with shared interests at local artist studios. Have a look at Due East to find out more about BN2 5. You can sign up here to receive info about future events
Louisa Newbury - teacher/artist
Jacqueline Rana - artist/sustainability project manager
Giuseppe Iozzi - teacher/consultant/artist