Spike Island

Spike Island Open 2012Monday events


Monday 7 May 2012


Free, no booking required

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Spike Island’s popular Open invites visitors to explore the areas of the building that are normally closed to the public and to meet the people who work in these spaces.

The following events take place on Monday in addition to the spaces that are open throughout the weekend.

Download the full Open programme →

Schedule for Monday 7 May:


City Edition Studio

This graphic design and typography studio headed by Jono Lewarne is new to Spike Island and here shares a selection of its recent projects, including work with contemporary artists.


Colin Higginson, I would not fail in pleasing you

This new work, derived from an interest in images and characters from film, uses repetition and stillness to draw out layers of meaning. The performances evolve over the course of the weekend as each hour-long iteration builds on the last.


Activity: Bristol Drawing Club

Join Bristol Drawing Club for an afternoon of fun, interactive workshop and exercises, including ‘speed drawing’, as well as collaborative and projected wall drawings.

This hands-on workshop is suitable for all ages and abilities, and you can join in at any time.

Bristol Drawing Club is a social platform for drawing enthusiasts, founded by Bristol artists with a passion for promoting drawing for everyone. Founded in 2009, BDC is run by a team of devoted volunteers and holds regular meets and events in venues across the city, allowing artists and non-artists to mingle through a shared passion of drawing.


Speakers' Corner: Studio Upstairs

A representative of this artists' studio supporting adults with mental health needs introduces their work.


Colin Higginson, I would not fail in pleasing you


Speakers' Corner: UWE Fine Art Students

Third year fine art students present their plans for their upcoming degree show.


Colin Higginson, I would not fail in pleasing you


Speakers' Corner: Happenstance creative technology residents

Kevin Walker and Linda Sandvik, current residents at Spike Island, present their work so far.


Colin Higginson, I would not fail in pleasing you


Spike Print Studio Prize Draw

Buy tickets throughout the weekend to win a course of your choice, with proceeds going toward new equipment for the learning programme.