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Fair Saturday: Bristol

On 24 November, Bristol becomes the first city in England to join Fair Saturday, a global movement which aims to boost arts, culture and social causes every last Saturday of November. Mon 29 Oct 2018

Dreamland Margate unveils new Mural-by-the-Sea artwork by Valda Jackson

Spike Island studio holder Valda Jackson was commissioned to present ‘Still Holding On’, a collage of photographs and drawings of children of the Windrush generation. Thu 23 Aug 2018

Spike Island Spring 2018 Brochure

Browse our spring 2018 brochure Wed 04 Apr 2018

Syllabus IV opens for applications

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus IV Mon 26 Mar 2018

Spike Island co-commissions a major new film with Imran Perretta

We are pleased to announce a major new film commission with Imran Perretta. Mon 26 Feb 2018

Spike Island alumni artist Isobel Adderley premieres her film W E F E W at Exeter Phoenix

Spike Island alumni artist Isobel Adderley premieres her new film W E F E W (2017) at Exeter Phoenix on Thursday 30 November 2017. Wed 29 Nov 2017

Listen Again: Artist Talk with Aikaterini Gegesian

Aikaterini Gegisian introduces her practice, exploring questions of identity, nationhood and collective memory.  Tue 28 Nov 2017

New exhibitions by Spike Island artist alumni opening this week

Including Lubaina Himid in the Turner Prize exhibition and Patrick Staff at the New Musuem. Tue 26 Sep 2017

Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

Browse our summer 2017 programme Tue 27 Jun 2017

Network for Creative Enterprise

This partnership offers business support for creative individuals and small companies to develop a creative idea into an economically sustainable business. Fri 26 May 2017

Spike Island Open 2017 programme

Browse the online programme for Spike Island Open 2017 Wed 19 Apr 2017

Video: Lubaina Himid, Naming The Money

Artist Lubaina Himid discusses her installation Naming the Money (2004) included her exhibition 'Navigation Charts' at Spike Island, Bristol. Fri 17 Mar 2017

Patrick Staff, Weed Killer at MOCA Los Angeles

Patrick Staff, Spike Island alumni artist, presents his new video installation Weed Killer (2017) at The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles (MOCA). Wed 08 Mar 2017

Spike Island studio holder Caitlin Shephard presents Discord at Somerset House

Caitlin Shepherd, a Spike Island studio holder, presents Discord at Somerset House. Tue 20 Sep 2016

Spike Island studio holder Solveig Settemsdal wins the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2016

The prestigious First Prize of £8,000 has been awarded to Solveig Settemsdal for her video Singularity. Wed 14 Sep 2016

Announcing artists selected for Syllabus II

We are pleased to announce the artists selected for Syllabus II (2016/17), a national programme developed by Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire. Thu 02 Jun 2016

CMIR Bursaries awarded to artists Ian Giles, Oliver Sutherland and writer Ann Cahill

Artists Ian Giles and Oliver Sutherland are awarded production bursaries towards the creation of a new moving image work. Tue 31 May 2016

Watch Patrick Staff's The Foundation on Vdrome

Vdrome screen Patrick Staff's The Foundation online until 14 May 2016 Fri 06 May 2016

Open Studios 2016 in pictures, tweets and videos

A selection of our favourite Open Studios posts shared online by visitors Tue 03 May 2016

Spike Island celebrates Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Artspace’s 40th Anniversary

Spike Island has received a Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant to celebrate the artists’ collective behind Spike Island. Fri 19 Feb 2016

The Syllabus: Spike Island retreat

Ten artists chosen for The Syllabus were recently at Spike Island for a weekend retreat... Fri 14 Aug 2015

Armenian Pavilion wins Golden Lion at Venice Biennale

Congratulations to Spike Island studio holder Aikaterini Gegisian, who presents her work as part of the Armenian pavilion exhibition, Armenity. Wed 13 May 2015

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. Thu 01 Aug 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. Tue 23 Jul 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. Wed 10 Jul 2013

Watch Jessica Warboys' Films

‘Stone Throat’ and ‘Pageant Roll’ now available to view online. Thu 09 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. Fri 03 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. Thu 02 May 2013

Thank You!

With your support we have successfully crowd funded more than £4000 towards Melissa Gordon's residency here. Wed 10 Apr 2013

Curfew Tower Despatch: Marie Toseland

Studio holder and Spike Associate Marie Toseland wrote this short poetic text during her residency in February. Mon 08 Apr 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. Mon 11 Mar 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. Tue 19 Feb 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. Wed 13 Feb 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’. Tue 05 Feb 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. Wed 23 Jan 2013

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. Thu 06 Dec 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. Fri 23 Nov 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. Thu 08 Nov 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”. Tue 23 Oct 2012

2012 Graduate Fellows

Elisa Juncosa Umaran, Menna Cominetti and Sebastian Jefford have recently joined us as the 2012 Graduate Fellows. Tue 16 Oct 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. Thu 27 Sep 2012

Slideshow: Artists' Games Night

Inspired by ‘Rogue Game’, the Artists' Games Night brought together a selection of ludic projects and propositions. Tue 25 Sep 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’. Wed 19 Sep 2012

Slideshow: Rogue Game Opening Weekend

These photographs capture the action from Friday's ‘Rogue Game’ match and preview event. Mon 10 Sep 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. Wed 05 Sep 2012

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