Caraboo Projects

Established in 2018 Caraboo Projects is a contemporary art organisation situated in the heart of Bedminster, Bristol. We strive to build an inclusive and collaborative platform with artists, curators and local members of the community, for experimentation and the development of cross-disciplinary arts in Bristol.

Through an exciting programme of free exhibitions, talks, screenings and workshops, we aim to support artists’ professional development and create meaningful engagement & education opportunities for the public.

The Works

‘The Works’ is a collection of ex-commercial, industrial and office buildings in Bedminster (totalling over 30,000 sq. ft.), which are being transformed into a new creative quarter for BS3 by Bristol arts organisation Gathering Voices.

As part of their Creative Outreach and Leadership Programme, Gathering Voices have taken on these diverse sites on a ‘meanwhile’ basis with a vision to create affordable, flexible and practical workplaces for the creative community. This will include fine arts, fashion, illustrators, makers, sculptors, visual & music production and performance etc. Free space will also be made available for local charities and emerging young artists under 25.

The four sites are in Stafford Street, Little Paradise and Leicester Street between the Malago Road and East Street and are due for redevelopment within three years:-

Print Works
Paradise Studios
Fabrication Space

Current associates at The Works include: The Cutting Room, Toohoi design, Damaru Cases, Ilo Clothing, Sally Coulden, Caraboo Projects, Béa Kayani, The Artist Project Space, The Synergy Collective, GreyBox Studios and Quantum Arts.

The Team

Jack Friswell


Jenny Male


John O’Hare


Phil Root


Felicia Cleveland-Stevens


Rowan Shaw


Mary Roberts-Holmes


Adam Hedley



Some of the supporters that kindly contributed to the Caraboo Projects Kickstarter campaign include:

Amanda Gardham
Chris Burtonwood
Danielle Devine
Deborah Duffin
Elinor Morgan
Eva Sbaraini
Gaia Rosenberg Colorni
Ruth Claxton
Ruth Piper
Sophie Walker
Turf Projects
Rachel Wood

Gillie Strong
Hannah Murgatroyd
Helen Legg
Helena Gouveia Monteiro
Isabelle Southwood
Jacob Adams
Jim DeGood
Jo Unwin
Karen Evans
Karolina Ptaszkowska
Tom Williams
Roxy Topia

Katy Connor
Laura Pagano
Liam Devitt
Liz Lister
Mahali O’Hare
Marie-Anne McQuay
Martyn Cross
Mary Caws
Michael Tew
Neil Sellers
Paddy Gould
Philippa Brown