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Spike Island Winter 2018 Brochure

News Media 23 January 2018

Spike Island Winter 2018 Brochure

Browse our winter 2018 brochure and find out what's on between January and March 2018. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page or download a pdf. read on →


Lubaina Himid wins the 2017 Turner Prize

News 06 December 2017

Lubaina Himid wins the 2017 Turner Prize

We are delighted to announce that Lubaina Himid has won the Turner Prize 2017 for her widely-acclaimed trio of shows: solo exhibitions Navigation Charts at Spike Island, Bristol and Invisible Strategies at Modern Art Oxford, alongside her participation in the group exhibition The Place is Here at Nottingham Contemporary. The judges praised her ‘uncompromising tackling of issues including colonial history and how racism persists today’.  Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain and ... read on →


Winter Opening Hours

News 01 December 2017

Winter Opening Hours

Spike Island and Spike Island Café are open to visitors until Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Kim Yong-Ik's exhibition I Believe My Works Are Still Valid continues to 17 December 2017. Spike Island's galleries close for installation from 18 December 2017.  Our next exhibition opening in 2018 is a solo exhibition by Iman Issa. read on →


Spike Island autumn 2017 brochure

News Media 13 September 2017

Spike Island autumn 2017 brochure

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


Spike Island summer reading

News Spike Island 02 August 2017

Spike Island summer reading

We've put together a shortlist of books to read this summer. Let us know what you think via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram #SummerReads Lynne Reid Banks The L-Shaped Room (1960, Chatto & Windus) Set in the late 1950s, Jane Graham, the female protagonist finds herself unmarried and pregnant, and is forced to change her comfortable life at her father’s suburban home for a bug-ridden bedsit in Fulham, London. The ... read on →


Listen again: JJ Bola talks about his debut novel

News Spike Island 13 July 2017

Listen again: JJ Bola talks about his debut novel

Listen again to JJ Bola talking about his debut novel No Place to Call Home at Spike Island - as part of our Novel Writers series organised in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.   With colourful characters and seamless prose, No Place to Call Home by Kinshasa born, London raised JJ Bola is a tale of belonging, identity and immigration, of hope and hopelessness, of loss ... read on →


Spike Island becomes lead partner in audience study set to boost contemporary arts in the UK

News Spike Island 28 June 2017

Spike Island becomes lead partner in audience study set to boost contemporary arts in the UK

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the research is investigating what value the contemporary arts have to those who engage with them. It will look to define contemporary arts audiences and the challenges organisations face in encouraging people to engage with new or experimental art works. The project, led by Professor Stephanie Pitts from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music, is working with arts organisations across the ... read on →


Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

News Spike Island Artists 27 June 2017

Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

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


Spike Island remains in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2018-2022

News Spike Island 27 June 2017

Spike Island remains in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2018-2022

Spike Island is delighted to announce that it will continue to be supported as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for the years 2018-2022. This enables Spike Island to support a dynamic cultural and artistic community in Bristol and to provide a programme of challenging contemporary art including exhibitions, events, participatory workshops and activities for young people. Spike Island’s director Helen Legg said ‘We could not be more pleased ... read on →


Syllabus III artists announced

News Spike Island Artists 20 June 2017

Syllabus III artists announced

Ten artists have been selected for Syllabus III, a national, alternative peer led learning programme, jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; New Contemporaries, national; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol; Studio Voltaire, London and new partner Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London. The selected artists for Syllabus III are: Frederica Agbah, Chris Alton, Conor Baird, Ilker Cinarel, Phoebe Davies, Freya Dooley, Rose Gibbs, Jill McKnight, ... read on →