Spike Island is pleased to announce Anna Haydock-Wilson as the recipient of the second edition of the Spike Island and Creative Youth Network Engagement Fellowship for Artists.
Haydock-Wilson will work with Creative Futures alumni to create a new commission to be presented at Spike Island in autumn 2023. The project will explore the cultural and environmental diversity of selected areas of Bristol through visual and audio creative experiments.
The Spike Island and Creative Youth Network Engagement Fellowship for Artists is funded by the West of England Visual Arts Alliance (WEVAA) and supported by Arts Council England.
Anna Haydock-Wilson is an artist and filmmaker. She has worked with youth, community and arts organisations for over 25 years across London and the South West. Her collaborative practice investigates the intersections between the natural and built environments and social equity.
Haydock-Wilson holds a BA in Fine Art from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and an MA in Independent Film & Video from the School of Media, The London Institute. She works across a variety of media including painting, sculpture, performance, poetry, dance and printmaking, as well as live art and video. Recent projects include working as a creative facilitator with the University of Bristol Earth Sciences and Environmental Humanities, and Possible, bringing together people from multiple disciplines to devise community action on climate change impacts.
WEVAA is a consortium partnership of nine organisations co-led by Spike Island and Visual Arts South West including the Brunswick Club, Bath Spa School of Art, Bristol City Council, Creative Youth Network, Culture Weston, North Somerset Council and UWE Bristol. This alliance is delivering a 3-year programme of activity with the aim of supporting visual arts progression in the region, with the collective vision for the visual arts community in Bristol and the West of England to become more progressive, sustainable and inclusive by 2024.