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Spike Island spring 2017 programme

News Spike Island 23 March 2017

Spike Island spring 2017 programme

Browse our spring 2017 programme. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page (or download a pdf below.) Download a pdf programme read on →


Syllabus III programme open for applications from artists

News 20 March 2017

Syllabus III programme open for applications from artists

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus III: a peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months. Find out more and how to apply Starting in September 2017, Syllabus III will provide selected participants with a series of intensive sessions led by each of the partners. ... read on →


Spike Associates at Tate Exchange

Associates News 31 January 2017

Spike Associates at Tate Exchange

At Tate Modern, Switch House, Level 5

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February 2017, 12–6pm (free, drop in anytime)

Co-create with Spike Associates through an exchange of images, words, objects and sounds.

Join us to create a piece of work that will chronicle hundreds of conversations and exchanges between Tate Modern visitors and members of Spike Associates over two days at Tate Exchange.

We have constructed a scale model of our shared workspace in Bristol as a base for you to drop in and experience a miniature version of the Spike Associates programme, which is formed around an ongoing discussion about art, ideas, images and objects. Using this as a starting point, we are responding to our new environment – in and around Tate Modern – by gathering experiences, photographs, videos, sounds, objects, drawings and writing, instigating a quickly expanding, temporary collection within Tate Exchange.

We invite you to donate your own items to the collection to kick off the discussion. You can share images or audio from your phone, words, web links, an object you have found or made, a skill you would like to pass on, experiences you have had or ideas that are important to you today. Whatever you bring can be documented, archived or displayed.

Drop in for show and tells, open group discussions, one to one conversations, or just to look, listen and rest.

You are an honorary Spike Associate today.

Find out more about Tate Exchange here.


Opportunity for theatre groups and live art performers

News Opportunities 25 January 2017

Opportunity for theatre groups and live art performers

For his exhibition at Spike Island, artist Giles Round would like to invite theatre groups and live art performers to use the gallery for rehearsals.  The space is available free of charge during the exhibition opening hours (from 8 April to 18 June 2017, Tuesday to Sunday, 12–5pm) and it will feature a few works by Round, including moveable sculptures hanging from the ceiling. The dimensions of the space are ... read on →


Flash Sale on Thursday 19 January across Bristol and Bath arts organisations

News 18 January 2017

Flash Sale on Thursday 19 January across Bristol and Bath arts organisations

Kick start your cultural year by grabbing a bargain ticket to some great events in Bristol and Bath in the January Flash Sale on Thursday 19 January 2017. Save money on music, theatre, cinema, exhibitions and other cultural treats. The 24-hour sale starts at 10am and includes arts organisations across Bristol and Bath. To see what’s on offer search on Twitter for #flashtag or go to venue websites for details and to book tickets ... read on →


Spike Island's deputy director Lhosa Daly confirmed as new chairman of Institute of Directors Bristol branch

News 16 January 2017

Spike Island's deputy director Lhosa Daly confirmed as new chairman of Institute of Directors Bristol branch

We are delighted to announce Lhosa Daly, deputy director of Spike Island, has been named as the new chairman of the Institute of Directors Bristol branch. Lhosa originally trained as a lawyer, working in both London and New York, but has a long interest in and passion for the arts. In 2009, following 10 years of private practice and a two year spell with KPMG in the South West, she ... read on →


Arts Council England awards stage two funding to Bristol and Bath Cultural Destinations Project

News 10 January 2017

Arts Council England awards stage two funding to Bristol and Bath Cultural Destinations Project

Building on the successful partnership between Bristol and Bath tourism through the Bristol and Bath Cultural Destinations Project (B&BCDP) and the cities’ cultural organisations, this new investment will see Spike Island lead a consortium including partners from all four local authorities in the West of England LEP to reflect the full richness and diversity of the region to visitors from home and abroad.  The partnership of leading cultural organisations, ... read on →


Spike Island Winter 2017 programme

News Spike Island 23 December 2016

Spike Island Winter 2017 programme

Browse our Winter 2017 programme. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page (or download a pdf below.) Download a pdf programme read on →


Winter opening hours

News 12 December 2016

Winter opening hours

Spike Island and Spike Island Café are open to visitors until Friday 23 December 2016 and reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017. The galleries are closed for installation from 12 December 2016 to 19 January 2017.  Our next exhibition opening in the new year is Lubaina Himid, Navigation Charts. read on →


Spike Film and Video at Art Basel 2016

News Media 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 which will be presented in the outdoor setting of New World Center’s SoundScape Park over four nights (1–4 December 2016.) The New World Center’s projection wall will be home to a selection of this year’s premiere programme of films and videos titled Surround Sound. Curated by Art Basel film curator David Gryn, director ... read on →