Opened in November 2009, as an art gallery, the
Bristol Lisboa Gallery is now a non-profit platform that selects and highlights contemporary artists, galleries and art events as a pure manifestation of art works that we like.

Bristol Lisboa Gallery specializes in contemporary art, with interest in innovative projects, emerging ideas and new ways of exploring creativity. The art pieces range goes from sculpture to painting, but also include moving image, photography, sound art and installations.


The role of the Bristol Lisboa Gallery is just to search, select and highlight artists, galleries and cultural events that interest us.

Bristol Lisboa Gallery does not represent any of the artists, galleries or art events presented or referenced in our platform.

Bristol Lisboa Gallery does not make art sales of any kind, nor receive direct or indirect commissions of any kind.

Bristol Lisboa Gallery does not have any direct or indirect role in the sales process and all interest shown in our artist selection should be treated directly with the artist and/or with the gallery that represents it.

Bristol Lisboa Gallery does not have any direct or indirect role in the contact process and all interest shown in our selection should be treated directly with the artist, gallery or art event. 


At the beginning, in 2009, the Bristol Lisboa Gallery was created by  Nuno Tempero [Lisboa] and Fernado Messias [Bristol] as a project divided into three different spaces; a art gallery for exhibitions in Campo de Ourique, Lisbon, an area of the city where there are a dozen of other Portuguese galleries, a studio/warehouse in Bristol that supports the artistic creation for the gallery, and a virtual space for presentation, information and worldwide sales.

Since 2009 and 2012 was shown several art exhibitions, and installations sets.

After 2012 the Bristol Lisboa Gallery evolved from art gallery to private art studio used as a creative space for musicians and artists.

After 2018 the Bristol Lisboa Gallery reshaped into a
non-profit platform of cultural and artistic search platform that  search, selects and highlights contemporary artists, galleries and art events, as a pure manifestation of art works that we like.



Collective Show |
07.11.09 - 20.02.10
Curator. Felix ´FLX´ Braun|

BL’s first show focuses on Bristol’s street art. Best known as the home of Banksy, the city is also home to a huge number of other talented street artists, who have been making their mark at home and abroad since the late 80s.

Show 001 features the work of six of these street artists, selected both for their abilities individually, as well as providing an insight into the diverse and hugely original nature of the city’s world famous scene.

List of artists SHOW 001:


Show 002 |  LUKE JACKSON |
Solo Show |
20.02.10 - 21.05.10
Curator. Fernando Messias |

Luke Jackson is an American Painter who received a Bachelor(Hons) of Fine Arts from Bristol UWE in the UK. He has been living and working in New York since 2004.

Luke is a vital part of the continuation of a creative American family line and his work has been influenced by his family since a very early age. His grandfather Bill Lear is the inventor of the Lear private jet and the 8 track stereo system and died with over 100 patents to his name. His father is a renowned painter and Sculptor from Wyoming. With works such as the large-scale bronze sculpture of John Wayne in Los Angeles and the painting “white figure” (1948),he is regarded as one of America’s best known contemporary artists. His work can be found in the collections of the Vatican, Queen Elizabeth, the Smithsonian and John Wayne.

Luke took part in three group shows and one solo show in the UK between 2000 and 2002 and one group show entitled ‘Who’s Your Dada’ in Miami 2007. His paintings can be found in The Frementale Foundation for Foreign Artists just outside Florence in Tuscany, Italy. Luke is also the founder of “Cosmonart” a social art-working website. He is currently exhibiting a solo show in New York.

Show 003 | INKIE |
Solo Show |
29.05.10 - 21.08.10
Curator. Fernando Messias |

This artist is one of the most notorious graffiti writers in UK history to emerge out of the 80’s Bristol scene. Painting alongside 3D, Nick Walker and Banksy, coming 2nd in the 1989 World Street Art Championships, the Kingpin was arrested as the head of 72 other writers in the UK's largest ever Graffiti bust, Operation Anderson.

Inkie has since worked as head of design for SEGA, Xbox, and currently resides in Jade Jagger’s west London studio. As in-house artist and designer for prints, illustrations, clothing and with his trademark beauty on large-scale pieces, the globally respected artist, whose diverse inspirations collect Mayan architecture, William Morris, Alphons Mucha and Islamic geometry, has exhibited worldwide, been denounced by The Daily Mail and simultaneously lauded by The Times, his art published in the books Banksy Bristol, Children of the Can, Graffiti World and magazines Graphotism and Dazed & Confused.

Inkie is featured in the 2007 LA graffiti documentary Bomb It, and takes centre stage in the British/Brazilian street art documentary, currently in production, entitled Weapon of Choice.

Show 004 | ALEX CHARNLEY |
Solo Show |
25.11.10 - 19.02.11
Curator. Fernando Messias |

Alex studied at the University West of England as an Undergraduate and worked as part of the highly influential Portland Square Arts project, which delivered an alternative fine arts / philosophy program for disaffected young people living in St Pauls, Bristol. As a graduate of the National Center of Computer Animation, Alex has gone on to exhibit work in Bristol, London, Indianapolis and has had animation short Pighead (2008) featured in the international publication 3D World. Influenced by German Expressionism and New Objectivity, Alex Charley has developed a distinctive style of social critique that encompasses illustration, Printmaking, and Computer Animation.

“Broke, isolated and out of touch, a Butcher yearns for a customer to share a smile with” This exhibition features the animated short film Pighead and the original concepts and character designs. With homage to early German Expressionist filmmaking, this animation combines drawn animation/pen and ink with the depictive quality of computer graphics. My accompanying illustration and printed works develop related avenues of social critique, intended to explore something of the grim humor of contemporary existence.

Solo Show |
25.11.10 - 19.02.11
Curator. Fernando Messias |

Robert Manners Bio Seascape Refits (SSR) is the title of an ongoing series of painted, printed and 3D constructions made up from wood, metal, canvas, plastic and pigment. This is not a new thing. The practice of collecting bits of boats and other coastal flotsam has been compulsive for the past 20 years.

The term ‘Seascape’ refers to the tradition of British sea scape painters as far back as Turner to Nicholson and Scott. I am interested in where this tradition ‘goes’ in a contemporary painting context.

The ‘Refit’, in a literal interpretation, is a term used in the repairing and overhaul of boats and ships. Ports and dockyards being a familiar experience to me as I grew up. In this context however, the ‘refit’ refers to the modular system of differently constructed panels made from different materials that I make and that are interchangeable. These separate responses reflect different aspects of the seascape/landscape. The tradition of this type of painting is refitted when these elements are bought together into a new and often unplanned arrangement. The paintings are made by a continual process of construction, layering and erosion, change and interchange. In this way, the actual process by which the work is developed closely reflects the change and re-working of the subject itself.

Sea scape Refits as a series is ongoing and being developed through both the painted and printed medium.

Show 007 | VERTELLI |
Solo Show |
02.07.11 - 05.11.11

If you are asked to recall a significant place or a memory, that first flash image or snapshot encompasses vivid color, fragmented image and a surreal vision of light, minute detail and larger scale form. In my work I capture this stirred memory, reflecting my instantaneous emotive response. I live and work in Bristol. I have had 16 solo painting exhibitions, one of which had the support of Daddy G from Massive Attack and my work forms part of private collections such as that of the actor Jim Sturgess. My work 'Ono' was chosen to be part of the '100 curators, 100 days' project for Saatchi online.

Solo Show |
18.11.11 - 03.03.12

Born in Palo Alto, California, Katrina grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. At 18 she studied in Paris, spending much time in the Pompidou and observing people. She moved back to San Francisco to attend art school. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in 2006, she dispersed her belongings, picked a place on the globe and moved. She landed on Madeira Island where she lived for two years. She now lives and works in Lisbon, Portugal.

Her artwork is influenced by her fascination with the syncopated moments of life; forgotten people, objects and relationships encountered on the way to expected destinations. She explores being masked as an “estrangeiro”.

The exhibition will run from 18th November 2011 until 3rd March 2012.

Solo Show |
03.03.12 - 16.06.12
Curator. Fernando Messias |

Margarida embraces online communication areas, web-design and illustration. With a degree in New Technologies of Communication at the Aveiro University, Margarida also studied Journalism at the University of Salamanca, Spain.

After university study she was awarded a Scholarship in a multimedia Project at the Communication and Art Department, Aveiro University.

Margarida taught Multimedia Design at the National University of East Timor, and was the sole mentor for the magazine "Amostra", an online Gallery for young Portuguese creators. This project gained much media attention as it was a new connection between creators.

Since 2000 she affirms herself as a entrepreneur, with her work in illustration ever growing since 2008. Girão has also worked in production events and positions such as a production creator and marketing assistant.

The portuguese newspaper "i", the magazine "Visão Júnior", the newspaper "Dinheiro Vivo", the american magazine ADWEEK, the brazilian TPM magazine, the agency BAR, Computer Arts, the band "Capitães da Areia", are some of the customers who already had bet on her collage creations.

"Margarida's collages are not just cut & paste pieces, she injects them with a controlled dose of humor framing what she really is: a woman and an artist, tempting and challeging. Art with a feminine touch is not what comes in mind, but a refreshing attitude towards everything." Rafael Vieira, editor of Le Cool Magazine and Architect.