• Nathan Coley, Iceman
  • João Penalva, The White Nightingale
  • Phil Collins, the louder you scream, the faster we go
  • Silke Otto-Knapp, Golden Garden
  • Kathleen Herbert, Grande Spagna
  • Phil Collins, the louder you scream, the faster we go

Thinking of the Outside: New art and the city of Bristol was an exhibition of newly commissioned artworks presented in unusual sites across Bristol’s historic city centre over six weeks in 2005.

Artists included Nathan Coley, Phil Collins, Kathleen Herbert, Susan Hiller, Silke Otto-Knapp and João Penalva. The exhibition featured moving image installations, painting, sculpture and live events, Thinking of the Outside offered an intriguing route through the Old City, exploring the relationships between insider and outsider.

If you are interested in reading more about this programme, you can buy the accompanying book online. Edited by Claire Doherty, ‘Thinking of the Outside: New art and the city of Bristol’ records the process of commissioning six artists to respond to Bristol’s historic landscape.

Funders and supporters

Thinking of the Outside was commissioned by Situations in association with Bristol Legible City and Picture This. The education programme was co-ordinated by Arnolfini. The programme was funded by Bristol City Council and supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

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