An exhibition by Graeme Robbins; an artist and writer from Bristol, and the co-founder of The Independent Group; a collection of West Country artists who come together once a year for an exhibition.

Graeme has developed his business Pub Sign Design over the last 20 years, with work hanging around the world, outside of pubs and in peoples home bars, He has created work for The BBC, painted signs and murals for theatre, various films as well as countless portraits. He has also featured in several publications including The New York Times and Yomiuri Shinbun (Japan’s most read newspaper.) He is also featured in The Book of Forgotten Crafts and has had his poetry published several times.

As a very enthusiastic home cook Graeme found himself reading up on Trimalchio, a character in a work of fiction by Petronius in the 1st century ad. Trimalchio was known for throwing lavish dinner parties, ostentatious, wild dinner parties, where servants would bring out course after course of exotic delicacies, such as live birds sewn up in the stomachs of pigs, plates of peacock tongues, baby birds inside fake eggs and dishes to represent every sign of the zodiac.

These 7 paintings are from the walls of The Feast of Trimalchio.

This exhibition is in our Main Bar.