Art Battle Bristol: everything you need to know about the 2020 Grand Final

Art Battle Bristol: everything you need to know about the 2020 Grand Final

Posted on: 13 Feb 2020

Get the lowdown on the UK's most exciting art competition.


Art Battle Bristol's Grand Final is on the way to the Anson Rooms in March, pitting 11 accomplished artists against one another to be crowned Art Battle Champion, and compete in the UK National Grand Final in September.

The Art Battle Bristol Grand Final.

Born in the US, Art Battle is a global live painting tournament, in which artists from any and all disciplines transform blank canvases into spectacular finished works in just 20 minutes.


Live audiences judge the winners of each round, making Art Battle a truly unique experience, both for the artists themselves and the spectators watching on.


Past events have seen artists' faces covered in paint, some literally throwing paint at the canvas in a last-ditch effort to finish in time, and some even having a drink and a chat with onlookers after they've managed to finish with time to space.


Art Battle Bristol will be hosting its first-ever Grand Final on Thursday 26 March, with a spot in September's National Final on offer to the winner.


The eventual UK Champion will be flown to Tokyo in October to compete in the International Final, where more than 30 nations will be represented.

Art Battle previously took place at Trinity Centre in 2019.

With a range of activities and exhibitions on offer as well as the competition itself, the Art Battle Bristol Grand Final promises to be an unforgettable combination of community, creativity and artistic action.


During the buildup to the Grand Final, Bristol art fans can check out a showcase of works from the 11 competitors at Art Battle's first-ever Bristol pop-up at The Galleries. 


Tickets for the Bristol Grand Final are on sale now at £10 (early bird) or £12 (general sale), with a limited number of £15 tickets to be made available on the door on the night. Doors open at 19:00, with the event running until 23:00.


Students and concessions can get 50% off their tickets, making this one an absolute must for any and all art fans in the city. Don't miss a truly electric evening of live art at the Art Battle Bristol Grand Final!


Tickets for the Art Battle Bristol Grand Final at the Anson Rooms on Thursday 26 March are on sale now and can be found here.


For more information or to follow news and updates, head to the official Art Battle Bristol website.

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Matt Robson

Having moved to Bristol from Cornwall in 2015, Matt graduated from UWE with a degree in Journalism in 2018. He's keen on a wide variety of musical genres, as well as taking an interest in art and illustration, producing his own work in his spare time. Matt makes the most of Bristol's diverse nightlife and attends gigs and club nights regularly. Get in touch via email at