1961 (has beginning date)
The Arnolfini is an contemporary art gallery in Bristol dedicated to producing and presenting visual arts, performance, dance, film, music and events.
It was founded in 1961 by Jeremy Rees with his wife Annabel and the painter John Orsborn above a bookshop in Clifton, Bristol, to exhibit the work of artists from the West of England. In 1968 it moved to to Queen Square, and later E Shed. In 1975 the Gallery moved to its current home at Bush House in Bristol city centre. In the 1980s, the gallery focus changed to general contemporary art. The building was developed in 1989 and 2005. In 2015, Bush House was sold to University of West England and leased back to the gallery.