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COMING UP: Isabelle Cornaro, 23 January to 29 March 2015

29 October 2014

COMING UP: Isabelle Cornaro, 23 January to 29 March 2015

French artist Isabelle Cornaro will be the next in our programme. Her show will run from 24 January to 29 March 2015 and will be a collaboration with the South London Gallery.

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2013-14 Graduate Fellows

01 August 2013

2013-14 Graduate Fellows

Each year Spike Island works with University of the West of England and Falmouth University to provide support and opportunities for promising graduates.

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Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013

23 July 2013

Adam Reynolds Memorial Bursary 2013

Disabled mid-career artists are invited to apply for a three month residency at Spike Island, beginning in January 2014.

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Summer 2013 Exhibitions Reading List

10 July 2013

Summer 2013 Exhibitions Reading List

Melissa Gordon and James Richards offer a sampling of texts that have influenced their exhibitions, from critical theory to poetry to other artists' works.

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Watch Jessica Warboys' Films

09 May 2013

Watch Jessica Warboys' Films

‘Stone Throat’ and ‘Pageant Roll’ now available to view online.

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Spike Island Open Screening Channel

03 May 2013

Spike Island Open Screening Channel

Artist, writer and curator Lucy Reynolds has selected moving image works by studio holders and Spike Associates for the virtual branch of our Open weekend.

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Spike Island Open by the Numbers

02 May 2013

Spike Island Open by the Numbers

We look forward to welcoming you this weekend to our annual Open, with artists' studios, activities, refreshments and more.

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Thank You!

10 April 2013

Thank You!

With your support we have successfully crowd funded more than £4000 towards Melissa Gordon's residency here.

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Curfew Tower Despatch: Marie Toseland

08 April 2013

Curfew Tower Despatch: Marie Toseland

Studio holder and Spike Associate Marie Toseland wrote this short poetic text during her residency in February.

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Support Melissa Gordon's Residency

11 March 2013

Support Melissa Gordon's Residency

We've launched a Kickstarter campaign to support Melissa Gordon's production residency here in April and May, offering a number of  limited edition prints and opportunities.

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Spike Island Editions Available

19 February 2013

Spike Island Editions Available

To coincide with our Winter 2013 exhibitions, we have launched two new limited edition artworks by Becky Beasley and Uriel Orlow.

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Back to Back Reading List

13 February 2013

Back to Back Reading List

Uriel Orlow suggests a range of materials that have informed his work, from history and architecture to memoir, poetry and cinema.

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Spring Rain Reading List

05 February 2013

Spring Rain Reading List

Becky Beasley is a voracious reader and here suggests key texts that give insight into her work and practice and that have informed her current exhibition, ‘Spring Rain’.

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Video: Uriel Orlow on <i>Back to Back</i>

23 January 2013

Video: Uriel Orlow on Back to Back

Orlow discusses history, memory, representation and haunting in relation to his new exhibition opening here on Friday.

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Slideshow: One Night Stand Performances

06 December 2012

Slideshow: One Night Stand Performances

This salon event featured visual artists and writers who use performance in their work as well as live art and theatre makers.

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Listen to One Night Stand: Readings

23 November 2012

Listen to One Night Stand: Readings

Sean Borodale, Tamarin Norwood and Yvonne Buchheim read their work in these audio highlights from our recent salon event featuring writers and artists.

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In Here Stands It Reading List

08 November 2012

In Here Stands It Reading List

Delve further into the enigmatic world of Ivan Seal’s paintings and audio pieces with these texts selected by the artist.

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Ivan Seal Interview

23 October 2012

Ivan Seal Interview

The artist sat down with Spike Island director Helen Legg ahead of the opening of his exhibition for a conversation on humour, language and “hairy sticks”.

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2012 Graduate Fellows

16 October 2012

2012 Graduate Fellows

Elisa Juncosa Umaran, Menna Cominetti and Sebastian Jefford have recently joined us as the 2012 Graduate Fellows.

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Videos: Rogue Game Remix

27 September 2012

Videos: Rogue Game Remix

Throughout ‘Rogue Game’ video editors have been working and reworking the footage from the live games. Here are some highlights.

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Slideshow: Artists' Games Night

25 September 2012

Slideshow: Artists' Games Night

Inspired by ‘Rogue Game’, the Artists' Games Night brought together a selection of ludic projects and propositions.

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Rogue Game Reading List

19 September 2012

Rogue Game Reading List

Sophie Warren, Jonathan Mosley and Can Altay share a selection of the texts that have inspired and informed their ongoing project ‘Rogue Game’.

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Slideshow: Rogue Game Opening Weekend

10 September 2012

Slideshow: Rogue Game Opening Weekend

These photographs capture the action from Friday's ‘Rogue Game’ match and preview event.

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Ivan Seal: It Stands Here In

05 September 2012

Ivan Seal: It Stands Here In

This spoken word sound piece has been recorded exclusively for Spike Island ahead of Seal's exhibition ‘In Here Stands It’, opening here on Friday 19 October.

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Video Editors and Camera Operators Sought

15 August 2012

Video Editors and Camera Operators Sought

We're looking for participants to play a key role in the live exhibition ‘Rogue Game’.

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Purchase Work by Ciara Phillips

06 August 2012

Purchase Work by Ciara Phillips

‘Irregular Bulletin No. 53’, produced by the artist during her July residency here, available to buy, as well as screenprinted posters.

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Audio: Ciara Phillips and Melissa Gordon in Conversation

03 August 2012

Audio: Ciara Phillips and Melissa Gordon in Conversation

The artists discuss their work, printmaking and collaboration with Spike Island director Helen Legg and curator Marie-Anne McQuay.

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Slideshow: Ciara Phillips’ Workshop

17 July 2012

Slideshow: Ciara Phillips’ Workshop

As part of our current exhibition ‘Pull Everything Out’, the artist is working from a studio set up in the gallery for the month of July.

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Participate in Rogue Game

02 July 2012

Participate in Rogue Game

We're looking for basketball, football, volleyball and touch rugby players to take part in this live exhibition in September. The project starts with a simple premise: the coloured lines of the courts are marked out in the gallery where three different games are played simultaneously in the same space.

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Summer Exhibitions Reading List

02 July 2012

Summer Exhibitions Reading List

Artists Jesse Jones and Ciara Phillips, along with the Spike Island programme team, suggest a selection of texts that offer further exploration of the themes in their exhibitions.

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A Summer of Pop-up Shows

27 June 2012

A Summer of Pop-up Shows

Members of the Spike Island community show their work in a series of one-night-only exhibitions.

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Video: Jesse Jones

25 May 2012

Video: Jesse Jones

What do Vsevolod Meyerhold and Busby Berkeley have in common? Artist Jesse Jones discusses their influence on her video ‘The Struggle Against Ourselves’ which opens here on 30 June.

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Alias Offers Artists' Advisory Sessions

22 May 2012

Alias Offers Artists' Advisory Sessions

Artist resource group Alias offers free advice for creative practitioners on Tuesday 29 May.

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Wish You Were Here

11 May 2012

Wish You Were Here

Current creative technologist in residence Kevin Walker invited Spike Island artists, designers and staff to contribute a postcard design to this interactive installation.

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Spike Island Screening Area

04 May 2012

Spike Island Screening Area

As part of this year's Open we have invited studio holders and members of Spike Associates to submit recent video works.

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23 April 2012

Opportunity: LUX/ICA Summer School Bursaries

South West-based artists and curators are invited to apply for support to attend the LUX/ICA Biennial of Moving Images in May 2012.

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Spring Exhibitions Reading List

18 April 2012

Spring Exhibitions Reading List

This selection of publications gives insight into the themes and work in our current exhibitions “Crêpe Suzette” and “The Artists' Postcard Show”.

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21 March 2012

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Artist and Spike Island studio holder Matt Davies has created a stunning audio portrait of Haroon Mirza's exhibition.

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Winter Exhibitions Reading Lists

10 February 2012

Winter Exhibitions Reading Lists

If you can't make it down to our exhibitions resource area but would like to learn more about the work in our winter exhibitions, these titles have been suggested by artists Haroon Mirza and Suzanne Mooney.

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Ruth Claxton wins Arts Foundation Award

27 January 2012

Ruth Claxton wins Arts Foundation Award

Big congratulations to artist Ruth Claxton who won the 2012 Arts Foundation Award for Sculpture last night.

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Watch Haroon Mirza's Sound Spill

23 January 2012

Watch Haroon Mirza's Sound Spill

Mirza's audio visual project investigates what happens when the audio from one artwork overlaps with that of another. The sound of the three artists' films that make up this piece become part of a larger acoustic composition.

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Take Part in AglioMania

09 October 2010

Take Part in AglioMania

Artist Shu Lea Cheang's AglioMania (GarlicMania) refers to TulipoMania that took place in the early 17th century Netherland. During this time, tulip bulbs were traded for enormous prices. The market eventually crashed, thus the term bubble economy. Part of exhibition Wealth of Nations, AglioMania designates ONE fabulous garlic bulb as the object of pursuit and mobilises a bidding frenzy. With an expanded social network scheme, one pound garlic ... read on →