Art / Artist of the Month

‘We want to give something back to the creative community in the city’

By lowie trevena, Wednesday Mar 13, 2019

This March, artist of the month is getting a spring clean. With the advent of daffodils and lighter days, Hidden Gallery is being welcomed to the magazine.

Tucked in the beautiful Clifton Arcade, Hidden is a unique gallery selling hand-signed, limited editions and original work by the major artists of the 20th and 21st centuries. alongside work by leading contemporary and urban artists from far and wide.

In the gallery you’ll find hand signed lithographs, prints, drawings and original work. There are pieces by Picasso, Matisse and Dali. These sit alongside iconic artists of the 20th century, like Andy Warhol, David Hockney and Damien Hirst. Joan Miro and Tracey Emin are displayed next to modern works from Banksy, Stik and Inkie. There’s even more in store, so there is something for everyone.

As well as the giants of art, Hidden is equally committed to supporting contemporary artists from Bristol and beyond. A third of the gallery given over to local artists such as Chitra Merchant, Feona Ness and Huw Richards Evans.

The gallery caters for everyone, whether it’s the rare and collectable work favoured by clients with an eye on investment and the work of local contemporary artists.

Inside Hidden Gallery in Clifton

To showcase the best of the art world, Hidden has recently added an exhibition space which will feature a new selling exhibition every month. Starting with a stunning show of all 40 Matisse Cut-outs, including the famous Blue Nudes, followed by an exhibition of limited editions by Tracey Emin and Damien Hirst.

Over the next few months, they will not only seek to feature contemporary local painters and printmakers, but also showcase some remarkable works by major artists not usually seen outside museums.

Hidden is run by Chris Kendall, only yards from the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge and in an area full of boutique and designer shops.

Chris, who has been an art collector for many years, moved to Bristol more than 30 years ago to run Bristol institution Plastic Wax Records. Although a Yorkshireman by birth, Chris considers himself a Bristolian through-and-through.

Speaking on the partnership with Bristol 24/7, Chris said: “It will help Hidden spread the word about the rich variety of art available in the gallery and perhaps open readers eyes to new artists.

“We want to give something back to the creative community in the city.”

Find out more about Hidden Gallery at

Hidden Gallery are also pleased to offer a 5% discount on all artwork in store, exclusively for Bristol24/7 readers.

Photos taken by Colin Moody.

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