This is A Typical Collective's logo. Each letter was collaboratively designed by the collective using different mark-making technique and represents the diversity of their practices.
 

not your typical bristol-based collective

A Typical Collective is a group of Bristol-based artists who met on the Creative Employment Programme, delivered by PAPER Arts.

Atypical Collective are Beth, Gabriél, Josie, Nicola, and Serafina.

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activist

actor

poet

film maker

Beth

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ceramicist

illustrator

Gabriél

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upcyclist

multi-media

artist

Josie

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visual artist

object maker

Nicola

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theatre maker
textile artist
writer

Serafina

 

WHERE IT ALL STARTED

The Creative Employment Programme is PAPER Arts’ 6 - month course for creatives with learning disabilities, Autism, and ADHD to gain the skills and experience necessary to make a start in Bristol’s artistic community.

 

The course featured a range of group sessions, 1-2-1 mentoring and workshops from industry professionals and organisations. It also included sessions around enterprise and business, touching on networking and relationship management to branding and how to manage your finances/ pricing of artwork/products.

The group have now set up a collective (Atypical Collective) and plan on meeting independently to plan future endeavours.

"a support

network with lectures and exercises to build them professionally, like being at an art school but with all the best bits! we had guest speakers that encouraged us to explore our practice and this gave us permission to be ourselves"

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with support of, and in partnership with, Bristol City Council and Sixteen Cooperative.

 
During the Creative Employment Programme, the artists worked with Biggerhouse Film to create short films about themselves and their practice

the mural

 
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A Typical Collective have taken over Bristol's streets this summer

Watch out for A Typical Collective’s mural on PRSC’s outdoor gallery in Stokes Croft, August 2021.

A Typical Collective will be designing and painting a large wall in Bristol's Stokes Croft area, inspired by their session with Michelle Curtis of Iconic Black Britons.

 

The wall showcases each of the collectives' creative practices. It shares a message that art is for everybody, and that disabled and neuro-diverse people should be represented in and shape our city space. The collective worked with early career mural artists Tanith Gould and Yoli Ward Streeter to bring their design to life.

This particular project is generously supported by Nisbet Trust. With printing materials generously donated by Pete from Practical Solutions.