The inaugural Bristol Biennial is the coming together of the vibrant Bristol arts community in the first large-scale event of its kind in the South West from the 1st – 16th June, 2012.

The theme for 2012 will be Storytelling, inviting participants to interpret the theme through visual arts, film and theatre. Storytelling exists in all facets of life: we tell stories and anecdotes to engage others and break down isolating barriers between individuals or groups. Storytelling can enrich our lives, it can be cathartic, it can impart wisdom or illustrate values and customs.

The event will also host international artists and curators, creating a universal dialogue about the nature of identity and communication through exhibitions, performances and symposiums.