About Soma


Soma opened in Clifton Arcade in June 2004 as a shop and gallery promoting contemporary art, design and illustration. Soma specialises in limited edition prints by illustrators and printmakers and has several exhibitions a year. Alongside the prints Soma sells a wide range of artworks, textiles, jewellery, ceramics, magazines and books.

In September 2010 Soma moved to new premises over the road from the Clifton Arcade space into 4 Boyces Avenue, a larger space with a dedicated gallery space on the first floor and a shop space on the ground floor. The majority of the work on display in Soma is from UK based artists with many coming from Bristol and the South West.


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Press Enquiries

For press enquiries please contact Fiona Hamilton by email or phone 0117 973 9838



If you wish to submit work for inclusion in exhibitions or for sale in the shop please send us an email with low-res images in jpg format and information about yourself and your work to Please don't send us zip files, exe files or links to external download sites such as YouSendIt as we won't open them. We also prefer to be sent up to 5 low res images rather than just a link to your site.

We do not sell Fine Art paintings, reproductions of paintings or photography. We do not sell artists work from outside the UK.

Please note: Currently we are not taking on many new artists. Please feel free to send us submissions but we are not able to respond to all due to the huge volume we recieve. We do look at every one and many are filed for future reference.