Othman Ali was a photographer born in 1955 in Dubai, he died in 1990 aged just 35 years old. Last year his daughter, Yazmine Othman, who is now based in Bristol, took on the task of archiving his large catalog of photography; many of them undeveloped and never seen before. Using the internet and social media she is introducing his photographs to an entirely new audience and the reception they’re receiving is very much a positive one - We caught up with Yazmine to find out why she started the project and why photographs taken over two decades ago, in a foreign country, are being so well received.
Words by Toni Hankinson
Nestled in the heart of Stokes Croft, The Matchbox Gallery shows and sells an eclectic mix of art, prints, t-shirts and sculptures. The work featured comes mainly from graffiti and street artists - a small reflection of the area in which it resides. We caught up with Bruno, the gallery owner and an artist himself, to talk about how the space evolved. Photos shown are from last month's exhibition: View From a Matchbox
Bristol based Lucy Danielle's "Tools of the Trade" work, cleverly illustrates grafitti culture with the use of innanimate objects.
With only 2 days before they close, we went to check out the Golden Pop-up shop at 123 Galleries on Stokes Croft in the heart of Bristol. Running from 1st - 7th April, from 10am each day, the Golden Pop-up is made up of a group of about 10 female creatives all offering expertly hand-made and innovative fashion products ranging from nail art to clothing, laser cut jewellery & photographic prints. We took some snaps to show you what's on offer.