Shop Local: Paper Plane

Paper Plane is an independent shop and gallery space, situated on Bristol's celebrated Gloucester Road  high street, which showcases top quality makers and designers from Bristol and the UK.

Paper Plane is a creative cooperative comprising seven permanent members, including Drawn in Bristol member Bethan Buss (Boodle), and screen-printing duo Rolfe&Wills, who you may recognise from last year's Print Shop.

The shop launched in April, when the Bristol creatives brought their gallery and shop vision to life, and has since then been going from strength to strength.

'Having worked as individual creatives in Bristol for a number of years, we decided to come together for this project as a way of growing our businesses and connecting with the artistic community.'

The shop has three elements which make it a unique shopping experience:

The Shop
'The first space you come into is our co-op shop. This is a space selling work from all seven of our permanent members, as well as a range of guest artists from across the UK.'

The Walkthrough Mural
'Joining this space to our Gallery is a mural wall which local artists are periodically let loose on to unleash their creativity!'

The Gallery Space
'Behind the shop we have a gallery space which hosts exhibitions and larger work. This is constantly changing so do pop in to see what we have on.'

'Being a co-operative means that we each take our share of working in the shop, enabling us to continue running our own businesses at the same time.'

We think you'll love the work that these amazing makers produce, so if you're taking a trip to Gloucester Road, be sure to look out for this inspiring shop-come-gallery hub.  Visit the Paper Plane website here.

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