Bristol's Arnolfini gallery marks its 50th anniversary
A world-famous arts centre in Bristol has been marking its 50th anniversary with a weekend of celebrations.
Originally established in 1961 above a bookshop, the Arnolfini moved to the harbourside in Bristol in 1975 where it now attracts 450,000 visitors a year.
Celebrations included the showcasing of contemporary art in all forms including visual, performance, music and cinema.
Artistic director Tom Trevor said the gallery was the "home of experimental art" and a launchpad for many artists.
The Arts Council is to increase its funding to the gallery from £995,000 this year to £1.04m by 2014/2015.