Peace of Art is a female street art collective based in Bristol, comprised of local artists Emily Richards, Aumairah Hassan, Safina Khan and Manazzar Siddique. The all female group embarked upon their journey into street art in 2020, when they were commisioned to do their first mural.
Peace of Art are passionate about painting murals that are empowering and reflective of the diverse local community and bringing positive, inspiring art to the area.
Based at Baggator at the Pickle factory, Peace of Art was originally cofounded in 2018 by Emily Richards and Aumairah Hassan, to offer local women from multicultural backgrounds the opportunity to try something new and be creative outside. To this end they still deliver regular women only street art sessions, as one of Baggator’s many women only projects in Easton.
Statement from the artists
Murals and street art can uplift an area, as well as improve it and give it an energy which effects the community around it.
Artists are often overlooked, yet are important members of any community. Their work has the power to illustrate and highlight many important topics, which in turn encourages engagement and dialogue to address the issues and the impact on daily lives
|Name of group Peace of Art Workshops
What do you do? Peace of Art is an art collective of 4 local artists; Emily Richards, Manazzar Siddique, Safina Khan and Aumairah Hassan who together do Murals together as well as their own commissioned artwork.
They also run regular street art sessions with the aim of encouraging local women in the community to try out painting and getting creative outside. Although it is open to all women, they are particularly keen to see more women from the BAME communities getting involved.
Who do you do it for? All women but in particular women from bame background who want to give it go but haven’t yet because of cultural barriers.
When do you do it? Fornightly (and when we aren’t busy doing commissioned work) on Wednesdays 4pm to 7pm.
Its worth emailing/getting touch via socials and getting added to our WhatsApp group as thats where we update everyone on the workshops.
Where do you do it? Our fortnightly sessions are based at The Pickle Factory in Easton.
Does it cost money? Its free if you’re on a low income. And free for your first session. Otherwise its a reccomended contribution of £3 per session to cover costs of paints, caps etc
Is there anything you need? Maybe some skilled graffiti artists to pop down and run a session every now again. Preferably female but not essential
How did you start? It all started thanks to Emily Joyrich, who needed a space to practice her streetart skills for an upcoming upfest back in 2018 so contacted Baggator at The Pickle Factory to ask if she could use the walls/containers in their courtyard. The trustee at Baggator (aka Stuart Phelps) put Aumairah Hassan, who volunteets at Baggator, in contact with Emily as she was keen to learn how to spray paint. Together they arranged a womens session at Baggator which took off and the rest is history.
Person to contact for more details Aumairah Hassan
Contact email address email@example.com
Facebook link https://www.facebook.com/102133811969378/posts/102159888633437/
Instagram link https://instagram.com/peace_of_art_bristol?utm_medium=copy_link
Website link https://instagram.com/peace_of_art_bristol?utm_medium=copy_link
Anything else you want us to know about? We are available for commissions!
Get in touch to be added to our workshop WhatsApp group if you want to get involved in them.