Coming next in 2024...

Bristol Artist’s Book Event – BABE
at UWE Bower Ashton, Bristol, UK
Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th June 2024
11am – 5pm each day

Soma Gallery turns 20 in June 2024. To mark the occasion we have an exclusive edition project coming soon. Keep an eye on our website and social media for more information. Or join our mailing list to be notified when it launches.

Previous Exhibitions & Events

Since leaving our Boyces Avenue permanent gallery space in 2017 we have paused our exhibitions programme. We are occasionally involved in both internal and external projects and exhibitions. Any forthcoming shows and events will be detailed here.

Sunny Side Up, 2011

We have some older archive webpages if you want to see photos of things we did and artists we worked with.


May - July 2016 Tom Frost, Solo Exhibition. An exhibition of limited edition screen prints, 3D objects and original hand made artwork by printmaker Tom Frost.

November - December 2015 Winter Exhibition, Group Show. Featuring new work for the Christmas period from Graham Carter, Tom Frost, Sally Elford and more.

September - October 2015 Autumn Exhibition, Group Show. Featuring new work from Crispin Finn, Graham Carter, HelloMarine, Spencer Wilson, Anna Marrow and more.>

February - April 2015 Anna Marrow, Solo Show. Exhibition of hand made screen prints by Bristol based printmaker and illustrator.

The Current 2014

April - June 2014 The Current, Group Show. New work from Adam Bridgland, Matthew Green, Lucy Gough, Adam Hayes and Jess Wilson.

7th June 2014 Soma Gallery 10th Anniversary, One Day Event/Edition Project. Anniversary event to launch box set of prints. Featuring goodie bags, lucky dip, exhibition, meet-the-artists.

June - August 2014 Soma 10th Anniversary Editions, Group Show. Featuring 10 prints from: Andy Smith, Alice Pattullo, Graham Carter, Peskimo, Gemma Correll, Hazel Nicholls, Adam Bridgland & Lucy Gough, Crispin Finn and Spencer Wilson.

March - April 2014 4 Fonts, Solo Show. An exhibition of screen prints by Andy Smith featuring artwork based on jokes and puns.

May - June 2013 Pick Me Up @ Soma, Bristol, Group Show. Our exhibition at Pick Me Up London in our Bristol Gallery space. Featuring work by Peskimo, Tom Frost, Hazel Nicholls, Nicholas John Frith and Telegramme.

18th - 28th April 2013 Pick Me Up @ Somerset House, London, Group Show. Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, Somerset House. Featuring work by Peskimo, Tom Frost, Hazel Nicholls, Nicholas John Frith and Telegramme.

November 2012 - January 2013 Christmas Exhibition, Group Show. A festive show featuring the work of papercut artists Sarah Dennis and Peter Slight, plus illustrations from Gemma Correll.

10th November 2012 Hate Mail, Event. Illustrator Mr Bingo came to Soma to sign copies of his new book, Hate Mail.

Konichiwa Japan, 2012

June - September 2012 Konichiwa Japan, Exhibition. Feltmistress and Jonathan Edwards bring their 3D characters, creatures and original artwork inspired by Japan to Soma.

May 2012 Lionheart Magazine Quiz, Event. Lionheart Magazine quiz to fundraise for their next issue.

April - May 2012 Pick Me Up @ Soma, Bristol. Our exhibition at Pick Me Up London in our Bristol Gallery space. Featuring work by Andy Smith, Tom Frost, Peskimo, Gemma Correll & Crispin Finn.

Pick Me Up, 2012

March - April 2012 Pick Me Up @ Somerset House, London. Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, Somerset House. Featuring work by Andy Smith, Tom Frost, Peskimo, Gemma Correll & Crispin Finn.

November - December 2011 Christmas Exhibition, Group ShowNew work from Adam Bridgland, Lesley Barnes, Graham Carter, Sam Chivers, Gemma Correll, Crispin Finn, Sally Elford, Tom Frost, Lucy Gough, Ben Javens, Sarah Knight, Julia Pott, Andy Smith & Spencer Wilson.

Pack Rat, 2011

October - November 2011 Pack Rat, Exhibition. Exhibition by Crispin Finn featuring a selection of prints and items based on their fascination with collecting.

Tatty Devine Workshop, 2011

12th November 2011 How to Make Jewellery with Tatty Devine, Event. Tatty Devine host a Rosette making workshop and sign copies of their new book, How To Make Jewellery with Tatty Devine.

Not Another Bill, 2011

October 2011 Not Another Bill, Project. We curated a box for Not Another Bill with artists Lesley Barnes, Tom Frost and Peski Studio (Peskimo). 

August 2011 Au Revoir, Project. With illustrator Gemma Correll.

Sunny Side Up, 2011

June - August 2011 Sunny Side Up, Solo Show. Exhibition by Andy Smith with screen prints and wooden artworks that deal with bold statements, strange visitors, warnings from gurus, the thoughts of Captain Scott and other random themes.

26th May 2011 Amelia's Compendium of Fashion Illustration, Event. Book signing and discussion with Amelia Gregory.

May 2011 Dancing Bear and more, Project. Launch of branding project with Lesley Barnes who created lots of artwork for us.

November - December 2010 Christmas Exhibition, Group ShowFestive show featuring work from Andy Smith, Spencer Wilson, Graham Carter, Lucy Gough, Adam Bridgland, Gemma Correll, Lesley Barnes, Julia Pott and Peskimo.

The Current, 2014

March - April 2010 Rebecca Telford, Solo Show. In 2007/8 Rebecca went travelling across America, Canada & Mexico from which she takes much of her inspiration for this series. Her work is influenced by architecture, pattern & colour.

November - December 2009 Christmas Exhibition, Group ShowChristmas show featuring work from our most popular Artists from the first five years of Soma. Si Scott, Anthony Burrill, Rob Ryan, Graham Carter, Lucy Gough, Adam Bridgland, Jody Barton, Ben Newman, Sally Elford and Sam Chivers.

October - November 2009 Our Bartlett, Solo Show. Featuring large scale papercuts based on songs including Nick Drake, Jarvis Cocker and Rage Against the Machine.

September - October 2009 Adrian Johnson, Solo Show. An exhibition of recent illustrations and artwork.

July - August 2009 Graphing Series, Exhibition. Prints by London based Graphic Design agency Accept & Proceed.

October - November 2008 David Foldvari, Solo Show. Originals and prints featuring bold, dark and/or political themes.

September 2008 Sam Chivers, Solo Show. Silkscreen artwork and gig posters by Brighton based printmaker.

Sunny Side Up, 2011

December 2007 Christmas Exhibition, Group Show. Work by a number of Soma Gallery regular artists.

September - October 2007 Ben Newman, Solo Show. Work from illustrator Ben Newman whose work has been described as "radically fuzzy felt Bauhaus-folk illustration".

July - August 2007 James Joyce, Solo Show. Graphic artwork from London based illustrator.

May - June 2007 Zara Wood, Solo Show. 

March - April 2007 HelloVon, Solo Show.

November - December 2006 Winter Exhibition, Group Show. Featuring Pomme Chan, Camilla Meijer and Nadine Faye James.

September 2006 Fingers Crossed for a Sunny Day, Exhibition. Screen printed artwork by Adam Bridgland and Lucy Gough.

July - August 2006 Nadine Faye James, Solo Show

June - July 2006 Plimsole, Group Show. Work from Fiona Hamilton, Hannah Telford, Rebecca Telford and David Waters.

March - April 2006 And All the Ladies Seemed Pleased, Group Show. Jody Barton, C'est Moi Ce Soir and Ian Stevenson.

November - December 2005 Wonderland, Group Show. Christmas Show featuring Adam Bridgland, Lucy Vigrass and Spencer Wilson.

October - November 2005 The Lighthouse Keeper, Exhibition. Richard May and Kevin Davison.

June - July 2005 Summer Show (We are 1!), Group Show. Ceri Amphlett, Louise Body, Burn, Urvesh Patel and Pinpops.

May - June 2005 Jenny Bowers, Solo Show.

March - April 2005 Lucy Vigrass, Solo Show.

November 2004 - January 2005 Decadence, Group Show. Christmas Show featuring Chellie Carroll, Container, Paul Willoughby, Mizuyo Yamashita, Susan Kerr, Tait & Style.

October - November 2004 Paul Willoughby, Solo Show.

September - October 2004 Pencil'in, Group Show. Will Ainley, Karin Akesson, Adam Bridgland, Lucy Gough and David Waters.

June - July 2004 Fresh, Group Show. Opening Exhibition featuring Jon Burgerman, Anthony Burrill, Otto, Container with Anna Rosa Krau and Richard May.