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Hangfire Gallery

Art South Of The River
Hangfire Gallery, Bristol

A small but fierce street art gallery that doesn’t limit itself to graffiti, showing a range of work by local and international artists

This fantastic little gallery is located on the dodgier – but increasingly interesting – end of North Street. It’s dedicated to graffiti in all its forms, be that classic graphic design or typography. Small and well curated, it has prints, T-shirts and pencil sketches by local and international artists, and even sells supplies, including Ironlak spray paint, marker pens and nozzles.

After a few years of pop-ups, Hangfire has scored a well-deserved space of its own. It’s making its concept work by taking a medium that has its own internal politics and making it accessible to newcomers, old hands and audiences. 

And when it says it’s here to support the local scene, it really means it. Even on a cold January day, the door is open, encouraging people to wander in off the street. Hangfire has only been open a couple of months, but it is most definitely a welcome addition to the city’s art scene.

By: Laura Hounsom


Venue name: Hangfire Gallery
Address: 49 North Street
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