The Bristol Art Library was created in 1998 by the artist Annabel Other who is also it’s Head Librarian. It is a fully functioning public library housed in a wooden cabinet the size of a small suitcase, and its 280 books (all 5 inches x 4 inches) cover a wide range of subjects from palaeontology to astronomy and all made by practitioners from all areas of the arts and sciences.
Membership of the Library is free and once you have received your manila reader’s ticket you can visit the Library wherever it is installed across the world – museums, arts centres, private homes, hotel lobbies etc. It now has 12,000 members, a gift shop and a friend’s association.
As part of the Library’s 20th anniversary the Head Librarian has been touring it across the UK. We are delighted to welcome the Library and the Head Librarian for an evening in our own Study Room library as part of our 20th anniversary celebrations.
Common Salt is a performance around a table – a ‘show and tell’ – exploring the colonial, geographical history of England and India.Read more
Presentation by Swiss artist Maïté Chénière who will talk about their work in music, performance and queer club culture, and the research they have been undertaking on their residency in LADA’s Study Room.Read more
An evening featuring the legendary performance artist, photographer and dominatrix Sheree Rose.Read more
An online screening of Lords of Misrule, a new film by the artist Tim Bromage.Read more
A magical double bill – a screening of Tim Bromage’s new film The Lord of Misrule and the launch of Tom Cassani’s LADA Study Room Guide Deception, Performance Magic, Hoaxes, Pranks and Tricks.Read more
The Naseem Khan Memorial Lecture 2020Read more
“Enduring Turkey: A Selection of Endurance Performance Videos from Turkey and its Diaspora” Presented by Queer Art Projects in partnership with CUNTemporary.Read more