There have long been calls to improve pedestrian crossing routes across the M32 motorway, the main gateway road into the city. Even so, despite numerous campaigns, there has been a loss of momentum over the last few years.
To celebrate Bristol as this year's European Green Captial, artist Beth Môrafon is attempting to reignite such discussions with her Propagate Way Green Bridge Exhibition. Taking place until June 28 at The Island gallery space on Bridewell Street, the free event is a show of art and installation pieces to campaign for an improved route into the city.
"I am promoting the concept of a new crossing, similar to the park-scape link in Mile End London," said Môrafon. "A green bridge would combat unsafe crossing points and bring huge benefit to the wellbeing of the local community, economy and wildlife."
Gallery visitors can see Môrafon’s cinematic painted motorway canvases, along with new and archive works from Gina Briganti, Ted Clarke, Hannah Cox, Yun Hider, Annie Lovejoy and Eleanor Shipman.
The artists seek to capture the imaginations of local communities, as well as establish an ongoing campaign, to realise the bridge as a viable ambition for the future and promote change in the areas adjacent to the M32.
Propagate Way Green Bridge Exhibition, The Island gallery, Bridewell Street, 10am-4pm, until June 28.
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