Join us on Friday 2 February 2024, 6–8pm for an evening of contemporary art and celebration at the previews night of our new exhibitions: Fix Your Face by Olu Ogunnaike and Five Acts by Young In Hong.
Olu Ogunnaike, Fix Your Face
A site-specific commission by Olu Ogunnaike that combines handmade OSB, charcoal screen prints and silt from the river Avon with charred objects recovered from the recent fire at Underfall Yard, a historic boatyard near Spike Island.
Young In Hong, Five Acts
Five Acts is a new commission and solo exhibition by Spike Island studio holder Young In Hong. The exhibition brings together tapestry, sculpture, video and performance to explore the bond between humans and animals through movement, sound and other non-linguistic forms of expression.
Central to the commission is an embroidered tapestry that depicts women workers’ protests in Korea throughout the twentieth century and up to the present day. Inspired by the Bayeux Tapestry — an 11th century embroidered cloth depicting the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England in 1066 — Hong’s version includes reinterpretations of photographs depicting women’s struggles for better working conditions.
Images from the tapestry will also be reinterpreted in a series of performances and an original musical score.
Please note: This performance contains loud noise and drums sounds
Be the first to see these new exhibitions with Spike Island’s community of artists and fans of contemporary art from the South West, London and beyond. As well as a selection of baked good and snacks, Emmeline cafe will be serving a variety of drinks including cocktails, beers, spirits, coffees and teas.
Book your free ticket via Eventbrite.