Rising from the ashes of the covid-19 crisis, Super Cool Drawing Machine is a celebration of the visual art created by a host of internationally acclaimed, touring musicians.
Presented over four consecutive days in our foyer, this exhibition showcases paintings, photography, ceramics, sculptures all created by musicians including Shabaka Hutchings, Cate Le Bon, Richard Dawson, This Is The Kit, Snapped Ankles and many more.
A ticket to Super Cool Drawing Machine also gives you entry to ‘Big’ Jeff Johns debut exhibition, Welcome to My World.
Featuring renowned musicians from a wide spectrum of genres, Super Cool Drawing Machine features the work of trailblazing saxophonist and figure head of the UK Jazz scene Shabaka Hutchings, Mercury nominated Welsh singer/producer Cate Le Bon, experimental folk musician Richard Dawson, Turner Exhibiting African American experimentalist Lonnie Holley, celebrated drummer/composer Seb Rochford as well as members of This is The Kit, Mammal Hands, Haiku Salut, Snapped Ankles and many more.
Super Cool Drawing Machine has grown out of conversations between live booking agency Yuppies Music and artists who had found themselves suddenly out of work as the music industry came to an abrupt stop in 2020. Artists “became excited at the idea of getting involved in something tangible” says Sam Tucker of Yuppies Music, and soon over 30 artists were jumping at the chance to create completely new pieces of artwork for the show.
In this exhibition see the creative diversity of these artists in an entirely new way as you explore their striking visual art in a unique exhibition.
A ticket to Super Cool Drawing Machine also gains you entry to the first public viewing of ‘Big’ Jeff Johns’ debut exhibition, Welcome to my World.
Come and view Jeff’s first 14 paintings, and you can purchase a print at the same time. Jeff will also be hovering around, sketching, chatting and enjoying the festivities alongside the epic community of Bristol creatives.
Bex Burch (Vula Viel)
Cate Le Bon
Frànçois & The Atlas Mountains
This Is The Kit
Yumi And The Weather
We’re admitting fewer visitors than usual so you can keep a distance from others and enjoy a relaxed, uncrowded visit. For Super Cool Drawing Machine you will need to buy a ticket online in advance before you arrive. You can book tickets right up until the event start time.
Late admissions – We ask that all ticket holders arrive promptly for the start of their timed entry slot. Ticket holders will be admitted within the first 30 minutes of their allocated timeslot. Unfortunately we can’t guarantee that ticket holders arriving after this time will be admitted to their booked time slot.
Get in the mood for the exhibition by listening to a playlist curated by SCDM’s contributors.
For audience safety and to conform with Government guidelines we will be operating with some additional safety measures.
The event will now take place between 20-23 May 2021. All existing tickets for the event originally taking place between 14-17 Jan 2021 remain valid for the new date.
For more information, please visit our Coronavirus FAQs page.
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.