Spike Island

Spike Island Open Studios

Friday 4 May 2018, 6–9pm
Saturday 5 May 2018, 11am–5pm
Sunday 6 May 2018, 11am–5pm
Monday 7 May 2018, 11am–5pm

Free, donations welcome

Spike Island Open Studios sees artists and tenants throw open their doors. You are invited to explore the working environments of hundreds of artists, designers and creative businesses. The weekend includes family friendly activities, tours, events and street food by some of Bristol's best traders.

Also opening over the Open Studios weekend are new exhibitions by artists Alex CecchettiZoë Paul and Andrew Mania.

Browse the full programme below or download a pdf

Pick-up a printed guide at Spike Island from 2 May onwards.

Book in advance for the below workshops:

Saturday 5 May, 11am–1pm / 2–4pm 

Free, booking advised (limited to 15 participants per session)

Saturday 5 May,  2–4pm

Free, booking advised (limited to 8 participants)

Sunday 6 and Monday 7 May

Morning sessions: 11am-1pm (free, booking advised)

Afternoon sessions: 2.30-4.30pm (free, drop-in)

Monday 7 May, 11.30am–12.30pm / 1.30–2.30pm / 3.30–4.30pm

Book here (£15 plus booking fee, limited to 10 participants per session)


On-board Bristol Ferry Boat 'Matilda' during Open Studios

Passengers are offered an embodied listening experience, hearing the stories of individuals who have lived and worked on the water.

Pick-up a Bristol Ferry Boats timetable at reception.

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