THE KEN STRADLING COLLECTION
48 Park Row, Bristol BS1 5LH, UK
GROUND FLOOR GALLERY
Opening again for our next exhibition
12 February – 14 May 2022
We will be open on Saturdays:
Exact times TBC
Please email us to arrange or join
group tours at other times.
Registered Charity no. 1117689
12 February – 14 May 2022. Will be opening Saturdays, exact times TBC
No need to book to visit the exhibition but please wear a mask. Please email us to arrange or join group tours at other times.
From 1948, Ken transformed a small craft shop into the cultural icon that is the Bristol Guild. The exhibition will reflect his distinctive personal taste through his extraordinary career as a retailer with entrepreneurial flair and a unique eye for design. Many pieces on display will be from Ken’s own house, never seen publicly before.
Opened to the public in 2014, the Collection is a real gem in Bristol’s cultural crown. It has inspired makers, students, school children and many more, who have loved touching, handling and learning from its amazing variety.
A full programme of talks, tours and workshops includes a day seminar on 5 March 2022, “Marketing Design and Craft in Post-War Britain”. Organised by the Arnolfini in collaboration with the Twentieth Century Society and supported by the Gane Trust and the Heritage Lottery Fund. With a special thank you to all you Lottery players out there!