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Spike Island autumn 2017 programme

13 September 2017

Spike Island autumn 2017 programme

Browse our autumn 2017 programme!

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Spike Film and Video at Art Basel 2016

17 November 2016

Spike Film and Video at Art Basel 2016

Spike Film and Video have just completed editing the official Art Basel Miami 2016 film programme

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Camera Buff: Film commissioning opportunity for young people

31 May 2016

Camera Buff: Film commissioning opportunity for young people

We are now accepting applications for our online commissioning strand of experimental films, specifically for 16­–24 year olds based in the South West of England.

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Spike Island Open Studios 2016

25 April 2016

Spike Island Open Studios 2016

Browse a digital version of our Open Studios 2016 programme. 

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Spike Island Spring programme 2016

01 April 2016

Spike Island Spring programme 2016

Browse a digital version of our Spring 2016 programme. 

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Listen again: Dan Fox, Pretentiousness: Why it Matters

18 February 2016

Listen again: Dan Fox, Pretentiousness: Why it Matters

Dan Fox introduces his new book — a timely defence of pretentiousness as a necessity for innovation and diversity in our culture.

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Creative Employment Programme: Technical Assistant

03 February 2016

Creative Employment Programme: Technical Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Assistant internship

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Open Call: announcing a new programme for UK based artists

21 January 2015

Open Call: announcing a new programme for UK based artists

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for The Syllabus; a new programme that will support ten artists across ten months.

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Desks for rent in Spike Design's popular workspace

01 January 2015

Desks for rent in Spike Design's popular workspace

Need a base for your creative business? Spike Design's popular, affordable desks for creative professionals has spaces for rent

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Reading: Gareth E. Rees' <i>Marshland</i>

01 December 2014

Reading: Gareth E. Rees' Marshland

Listen to Gareth E. Rees reading from his debut novel, Marshland


Unheimlich Manoeuvres: stills from the event

21 November 2014

Unheimlich Manoeuvres: stills from the event

Stills from the event, Unheimlich Manoeuvres, an in-gallery event featuring Sarah Angliss and Hákarl & Friends in response to Anna Franceschini's exhibition of film art. 

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Audio from talk: #ACCELERATE/ To Live And Think Like Pigs

21 November 2014

Audio from talk: #ACCELERATE/ To Live And Think Like Pigs

Audio from #ACCELERATE/To Live And Think Like Pigs

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Reading: Simon Wroe's Chop Chop

24 October 2014

Reading: Simon Wroe's Chop Chop

Simon Wroe reading from his debut novel, Chop Chop

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In Conversation: Aurélien Froment, Anna Craycroft and Michelle Henning

21 August 2014

In Conversation: Aurélien Froment, Anna Craycroft and Michelle Henning

Aurélien Froment discusses his exhibition Fröbel Fröbeled with artist Anna Craycroft and academic Michelle Henning.

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Nathan Filer: In Conversation

15 August 2014

Nathan Filer: In Conversation

Listen to award winning author Nathan Filer discussing his debut novel The Shock of the Fall.

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A short film about Spike Design

16 May 2014

A short film about Spike Design

There's always lots happening in Spike Design. Watch this short film about our current tenants and see what this shared workspace offers. 

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Spike Island Open 2014 Short Film Screening Programme

02 May 2014

Spike Island Open 2014 Short Film Screening Programme

A special programme of moving image work by Spike Island Studio Holders and Associates, selected by artist Cara Tolmie, Lux Head of Programme Gil Leung and Spike Film and Video Producer Ali Roche

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Andy Holden's MI!MS comes to Spike Island

16 April 2014

Andy Holden's MI!MS comes to Spike Island

Andy Holden's ambitious installation MI!MS opens at Spike Island in May. The exhibition includes film, large-scale sculpture and performance to explore the output and legacy of the MI!MS (Maximum Irony! Maximum Sincerity) artistic movement, which Holden founded with friends before training as an artist in 2003. The movement’s manifesto stated “MI!MS is about the willingness to be lied to and the will to believe! It’s about ... read on →


David Batchelor In Conversation

07 March 2014

David Batchelor In Conversation

Flatlands, shown at Spike Island in 2013, was the first indepth presentation of David Batchelor’s drawings and paintings. Here he discusses his work with curator Andrea Schlieker. Recorded at Spike Island on Thursday 5 December 2013. read on →


David Batchelor's reading list

25 November 2013

David Batchelor's reading list

David Batchelor is best known for his brightly coloured three-dimensional works which often feature the lurid, synthetic colours of the nocturnal metropolis. This pre-occupation with colour continues throughout Batchelor's two-dimensional drawings and paintings which are collected for the first time in Flatlands. The title of the exhibition is inspired by a novella in which the narrator, a square, inhabits the two dimensional world of Flatland, and explores the ... read on →