Museum Virtual Visit
Foyer on the Opening Night, Summer 2010.
The Museum is one room. It may be viewed from a central podium.
Jamie Gilman’s Bear dominates the Museum window.
Alan Smith (Bear) was a street poet who lived his last years on the streets around Stokes Croft.
He died of a drug overdose in the toilets of Burger King in Broadmead.
He lived in Jamaica Street homeless hostel.
On his death, all of his belongings were destroyed. Some poetry survives.
A framed poem can be viewed in the Bell Pub in Stokes Croft.
His funeral can be viewed here. His ashes are kept in the Museum.
Click here for footage of his performance poetry.
Marcel Duchamp. Artist.
Graffiti, Cinema, Rubbish.
Chips (Detail). 3D paints no. 35 Jamaica Street in the 80’s,
The property is now PRSC HQ.