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Felicity Bristow

Felicity Bristow
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Felicity’s site-specific work is an exploration of line, narrative, material and the pervading spirit of place or ‘genius loci’. Felicity is fascinated with words, with making, researching and exploring the physical structure of books site specifically.

In recent work Felicity has been exploring the complexities of the ‘analogue book’ in abstract and developing the themes of ‘transformation’ and ‘abstraction’ of the book as an object and container with a restricted palette of materials: naturally distilled pigments, saline, paper and linen thread or rope.

Felicity’s research is conducted and informed by using real-time scientific methods revealing ephemeral and ‘alternative truths’ about site.

Felicity is available for commissions.
Selected Exhibitions |
'edgelands', Art Walk Porty (Bristow + Wilson), Edinburgh (2017); Art Walk Porty and #JourneyLines, Edinburgh (2016); #Popsicle, ECA Masters Degree Show, Edinburgh (2016); Interim, MA/ MFA exhibition, Talbot Rice Gallery, UoE/ ECA, Edinburgh (2016); Salon-athon, Embassy Members’ Show, The Embassy, Edinburgh (2016); Hidden Doors Festival, Edinburgh (2015); Visual Arts Scotland annual exhibitions (2015, 2016, 2017, 2018); Working Perspectives, Tweeddale Museum & Gallery, Peebles (2015).

Exhibitions | The Artist Book Group
Anne Frank: A history for today, University of Stirling (2015)
Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh (2014 – 15)
Hidden Door, East Market Street, vault 4, Edinburgh (2014)
bound : unbound, The Gallery, McNaughtan’s Bookshop, Edinburgh (2013)

Exhibitions | bound : unbound
bound : unbound, &Gallery, Edinburgh (2018)
Beyond the Page, Craigard Gallery, Wigtown (2017)

Residencies, Commissions and Awards | Gayfield Design Commission (2018), Being Human Festival – Entr’actes : Alternative Arrangements, commission with Claire Pencak, Jedburgh (2017), #RoughMix, Magnetic North, Eastgate Theatre, Peebles (2017), Journey Lines, commission funded by Scotrail, artist residency with Mark Timmins, Edinburgh (2016); Reflections Residency, commission Selkirk (2016); Invited artist, GRAS/ British Council Maker Library, Gayfield, Edinburgh (2015); Working Perspectives, Artist in Residence with Tweeddale Youth Action, Peebles (2015); Art Walk Porty, Poem for Puertobello, Edinburgh (2015); The Hope Scott Trust Bursary, (2016); VACMA South of Scotland (2016); UofE #ILW2016, Award for Collaboration (2016); RIAS Rowand Anderson Silver Medal, Commendation (2000); Andrew Grant Bequest (1999); Building Design Magazine, Top 100 Young Designers in the UK (1999); Edinburgh Civic Medal, shortlisted (1998). Felicity has work in the collection of Edinburgh City Libraries (Fine Art).
The Banks of a River
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  • The Banks of a River
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The Banks of a River
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  • The Banks of a River
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The Banks of a River
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  • The Banks of a River
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Boeken
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  • Boeken
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Unconformities
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  • Unconformities
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Delineation & Home
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  • Delineation & Home
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Vault IV - Book 3
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  • Vault IV - Book 3
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Landscape of Line I
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  • Landscape of Line I
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