Sun Trees, Sarah McGreevy (detail)

Artists First is a group of disabled artists with learning difficulties. We believe that as a group we can support each other and that we can do powerful work together; things that we could not do alone.

Celebrating Artists First

A film made with the artists in 2015 to show what Artists First is all about.

Our history


Into the future

March 9, 2022

Artists First will go through some big changes in 2022. This will be a busy year of showing and selling our work and planning for the future of all the artists.

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Our latest book

May 26, 2018

Combining images and a timeline of key moments in Artists First history, this is a beautifully produced guide to the group for people new to the group as well as long-time fans. Order your copy now.

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Influencing film still

Six films about Artists First

January 2021

Six films about Artists First have been made to tell share the history, influences and impact of Artists First. Watch them all online.

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Big Yellow Storage

Thanks Big Yellow!

June 2, 2021

Thanks to Big Yellow Storage we've been able to keep our work safe.

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Emily in the studio

Stay in touch

Stay in touch with what some of the artists are doing now on Instagram @artistsfirstbristol.

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