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Novel WritersAnneliese Mackintosh So happy it hurts

Thursday 18 January 2018, 6.30–8pm

Talks Book your place 'I want to be a good person. And I want to be happy. So happy it hurts. I need you to help me with that.’

Ottila McGregor is thirty years old and has decided it’s ... Read more →

This week

Georgia Hughes (left) Headdress for West Dean: I can’t hear, I can’t see you (2016); (right) An Orientalist Eye: Costumes From Around The World (Book, 1921) Installation (2016)

Behind the Scenes Studio VisitsGeorgia Hughes

Saturday 20 January 2018, 2–3pm

Talks Meet artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works-in-progress during these informal encounters.  Read more →

More forthcoming events

Patrick Staff, The Foundation (2015) Installation view. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Study Day: Exploring Film and Video Presentation

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 10am–4pm

Talks This all-day event explores the possibilities for film and video presentation beyond linear, single screen display.  Read more →

Sally O’Reilly, The Annual Retrieval, Part One: five appeals to Mars Nodens using the flotational-rejectamenta-to-completion technique (2016)

Talk: Sally O'Reilly

Tuesday 30 January 2018, 6–7.30pm

Talks Sally O’Reilly writes for books, art magazines, opera houses, galleries, auditoria and screens. In this talk O’Reilly focuses on recent projects – a novel, an opera, a performance and a video – to explore how they deal with historical, political ... Read more →

Natasha Rosling <I>Organ of Admittance</i>(2013)

Behind the Scenes Studio VisitsNatasha Rosling

Saturday 17 February 2018, 2–3pm

Talks Meet artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works-in-progress during these informal encounters.  Read more →

Zoe Gilbert, photograph by Lucy Johnston

Novel WritersZoe Gilbert Folk

Thursday 22 February 2018, 6.30–8pm

Talks Book your place Folk is the breathtaking debut novel from Zoe Gilbert, the winner of the Costa Short Story Award 2014. The men and women are already lighting torches, passing them along the line. All the villagers of Neverness ... Read more →

Iman Issa <i>Material </i>(2017) Installation view, Bielefelder Kunstverein. Photograph by Philipp Ottendörfer

Exhibition Tours: Iman IssaLed by History of Art students from the University of Bristol

Saturday 24 February 2018, 2–3pm
Saturday 17 March 2018, 2–3pm

Talks History of Art students from the University of Bristol lead tours of Iman Issa's exhibition Material. Read more →

Maeve Brennan, The Drift (2017) Installation view, Spike Island, Bristol. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Stuart Whipps

Study Day: How Do Artists and Arts Institutions Really Work?

Wednesday 28 February 2018, 10am–4pm

Talks This all-day event focussed on artists’ film and moving image and aimed at early career artists is a chance to meet and learn from experienced artists and arts professionals as they share their ideas and experience of commissioning, producing and ... Read more →

Iman Issa, <I>Material for a sculpture commemorating a singer whose singing became a source of unity of disparate and often opposing forces</I>(2011) Photograph by Serkan Taycan

Exhibition Tour: Iman IssaLed by Polly Maxwell, Spike Island/UWE MA Curating student

Saturday 10 March 2018, 2–3pm

Talks Polly Maxwell, Spike Island/UWE MA Curating student, leads an informal tour of Iman Issa's exhibition. Read more →


Discussion: Art and Its MaterialsLed by Johnny Golding, Professor of Philosophy and Fine Art at the Royal College of Art, London

Thursday 15 March 2018, 6–7.30pm

Talks An ongoing series exploring the relationship between art, aesthetics and contemporary materialism.  Read more →

Iman Issa <i>Material </i>(2017) Installation view, Bielefelder Kunstverein. Photograph by Philipp Ottendörfer

Exhibition Tours: Iman IssaLed by History of Art students from the University of Bristol

Saturday 24 February 2018, 2–3pm
Saturday 17 March 2018, 2–3pm

Talks History of Art students from the University of Bristol lead tours of Iman Issa's exhibition Material. Read more →


Novel WritersPatrick Langley, Arkady

Thursday 22 March 2018, 6.30–8pm

Talks Book Launch and Conversation Brothers Jackson and Frank live on the margins of a big urban sprawl. From abandoned tower blocks to gleaming skyscrapers, their city is brutal, beautiful and divided. As tensions bubble to the surface and the teeming ... Read more →

Courtesy Olivia Jones

Behind the Scenes Studio VisitsOlivia Jones

Saturday 24 March 2018, 2–3pm

Talks Meet artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works-in-progress during these informal encounters.  Read more →

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