Shaun C Badham: I'm Staying

Shaun C Badham, 'I'm Staying', 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Bristol Biennial.


I'M STAYING is a new public artwork by Shaun C Badham, addressing ideas of place and change, permanence and transition. It will move around Bristol over a two year period. Initially displayed on the outside of the Arnolfini building, after which viewers are invited to vote online and choose the next site for the neon artwork to be installed. You decide where the work will travel next: your street, your work, your home?


Following over 900 votes from members of the public the artwork was turned on at its first publicly determined location - the Bristol Folk House - on the 12th May 2014. During the works tenure at Folk House the Bristol public are once again invited to vote for where the art work should travel next, after which the work will continue to navigate around Bristol until the next Bristol Biennial in September 2016 by which time it would have occupied nine locations.

Shaun C Badham

Shaun C Badham (1990) was born in Essex and studied Fine Art at UWE. He lives and works in London, and is currently studying MFA Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. Badham has been selected for solo and group exhibitions, performances and residencies throughout the UK and Europe.

Bristol Biennial

Bristol Biennial is an international artist-led festival of visual art which takes place every two years and showcases exceptional emerging artists and projects that encourage public interaction. The festival also forges international partnerships and exchanges, providing local artists with new opportunities and networks.

The Biennial was inaugurated in 2012 with a programme featuring over 118 local, national and international artists. Bristol's first Biennial celebrated the visual arts in multiple locations across the city, reaching over 10,240 visitors.


  • Commissioner

    Bristol Biennial

  • Produced by

    Bristol Biennial

  • Partners

    Blink Giant Media

  • Supported by

    Nationwide Platforms, Badger Electrical and Jeremy Lewison Ltd