Picture This

Picture This

Charity information

Picture This

Picture This is one of the key organisations supporting artists’ film and video in the UK.

Picture This enable works of artistic excellence by supporting artists and new works to evolve conceptually and technically. We provide artists with the opportunity to seriously engage in exploring the possibilities of their practice, including the realisation of new, significant film and video production.

Our projects engage with diverse subjects that matter in society today. Access to ideas and knowledge articulated through our activities is important. Our public include cultural practitioners, public participants and audiences who can experience our work through exhibitions nationally and internationally.

Picture This was formed in 1992 as the result of the conceptual and practical development of Watershed’s film department and Bristol Film Maker’s Co-Op. In the early years Picture This provided training for individuals and community groups across the city. In the late 1990s the organisation prioritised the production and presentation of contemporary art works, rather than independent film. Since 2007 we have run a project space called Picture This Atelier sited alongside our offices at Spike Island, Bristol. Picture This is today an art organisation which connects to critical issues both within artistic practice and theory as well as in society in and through artists’ film and video, using practices of production, participation, discursivity, flexibility, fluidity and criticality.

Founded 1992

  • Picture This is 20

    In 2012 Picture This will be twenty years old. To celebrate our remarkable organisation, w... More