The Frank Bobbins Institute is a catalyst that encourages associated artists to explore the potential of new parameters for their work in a vibrant, embracing atmosphere.
We regularly present exhibitions, interventions, performances, and with our collaborator "The Carousel Institute of Arts" arrange the "Painted Wagons" residency programme.

In 2002 two minds collided within a vacuum. The fallout from which resulted in the appearance of the omnipresent Francis Bernoli Guttermann Bobbins. Part slapstick fool, part futile and pointless object; Frank soon began a mission.
Within the following year ‘The Bobbinist Manifesto' was drawn up and work began to illuminate the void.

Ten years later and the Frank Bobbins Institute (F.B.I.) arrived. The artspace was found, the artists ready, work continues at pace.

2013 was the tenth anniversary of the Bobbinist Manifesto, a new space was found.

You are all invited to join in with the fun

The Bobbinist Manifesto (2003):

Bobbinism is the stepladder with which to see above the crowds.

Take off your shackles of what should be and create what is.

Have no worries

Have no pressures

Have no regard

Create the present for the future with a respect for the past,

but most of all,

have a good time whilst you are at it.

Bobbinism has a smile

Use it.