Prolific Bristol music fan Big Jeff presents his debut exhibition of artworks entitled Welcome To My World. In this inspirational collection a total of 34 paintings will be released in three phases and aims to surprise and challenge the viewer.
Intended to instigate conversations about mental health and inspire people in similar situations to make art themselves, the Welcome To My World collection highlights Jeff’s own issues with barriers and hidden anxiety and how art can be an expression of these emotions.
As a respected and much-loved member of the Bristol grassroots music scene, Jeff has attended countless shows over the years and is well known for his passionate love of live music. This exhibition is an opportunity to understand another side of him through his art and what’s being expressed within it.
“Art for me has been about expressing emotions I can’t explain another way. These paintings highlight my issues with barriers and hidden anxiety and mental health. How people see me is one thing – but internally I sometimes feel completely different. I use art as a way of expressing things that aren’t always easy to discuss.”
On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.
Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.