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Studio artists

Studio artists

Conway and Young's studio (2017) Photograph by Lisa Whiting

Spike Island is home to over 70 independent artists at different stages of their careers and working across all types of media. Our professional studios are subsidised, making them accessible to artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford workspace.

The studios

We have a combination of individual and shared studios. All our studios are secure, and can be accessed 24/7. As well as a place to work, our studios provide a vibrant creative network — allowing you to forge new collaborations and gain peer support.

As a Spike Island studio holder, you’ll also have the chance to make national and international connections with our visiting artists and residents.


Current studio artists

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Gallery shot: David Alesworth's work (a large rug embroidered with a map) is pinned to a wall in a gallery, another lies on a very low, very large plinth.

David Alesworth

Studio 108.2
An composite artwork by Cliff Andrade featuring a range of disparate images including family photographs, an image of Jesus Christ, pencil sketches and trees.

Cliff Andrade

Studio 83
Oil painting: A series of tree trunks grow from a multicoloured bright forest floor.

Vivienne Baker

Studio 100
A table set up for board meetings sits in an otherwise empty room with walls made of glass. It seems this room is the tallest for miles.

Peter Bobby

Studio 102a
Installation: A metal frame used for displaying cars at show rooms shows in the foreground, horseshoes are placed on top of it. In the corner is a white walking frame with what looks like clay stuck to it. Coming out from the wall above are metal rails that have leather keyrings dangling from them.

Harriet Bowman

Studio 29

Louise Bradley

Studio 82b
Linda Brothwell, Conversations in Making. Photograph by Jo Hounsome

Linda Brothwell

Studio 27
clawson and ward

Clawson & Ward

Studio 36
Film still: A person wearing a blue robe has their back to the camera, they also have a weapon on their back - they look like a fantasy character.

Julian Claxton

Studio 84
Libita Sibunbu, Quantum Ghost, Installation view, Gasworks, London, UK (2019) Photograph by Andy Keate

Libita Sibungu

Studio 19c
Abstract image: coloured shapes sit atop a sky blue background.

Niamh Collins

Studio 106a
A sculpture of glass and nylon that has been manipulated to create spikes.

Katy Connor

Studio 94b
Four people stand in a field growing with fox gloves. They each have a large piece of blue paper draped over them, a hole cut in it for their head to go in.

Conway and Young

Studio 19a
An abstract painting: The canvas appears split in two horizontally - the top half is a sage green, the bottom is dull pink. Splashes of colour appear over the top, and just to the left of the centre is a rectangle of black that has a piece cut away to see more colour splashes through.

Victoria Coombes

Studio 33
Photograph: A car window overlaid with a diagram of a pyramid.

Annabelle Craven Jones

Studio 32
Oil painting: Long wide brushstrokes have been used in the centre of the canvas.

Theo Cuff

Studio 76
A photograph of a man using recording equipment next to a level crossing. A car crosses the level crossing in a blur.

Matt Davies

Studio 97
Courtesy Eleanor Duffin

Eleanor Duffin

Studio 31

Samuel Fordham

Studio 81a
Assemblage piece: Overall, the piece looks like a cartoon smiling face. The eyes are made from two portraits of monkeys wearing human clothes.

Anton Goldenstein

Studio 34
Martyn Grimmer

Martyn Grimmer

Studio 92
A ring of different shades of blue is printed onto a white background.

Rodney Harris

Studio 37
Illustration: A group of skinny white people lie naked in a desolate landscape. They look distraught - some have their hands to the sky in an exasperated expression.

Michael Hayter

Studio 35
Installation: Rocks of varying sizes are placed on white plinths, also of varying sizes.

Colin Higginson

Studio 45
Installation: A desk with a sewing machine on it sits in a gallery, a microphone is set up to pick up the sound of the machine needle. Behind, three simple embroidered drawings hang in frames.

Young In Hong

Studio 22
A neat line drawing that is reminiscent of a relief map of hills.

Carol Jackman

Studio 101

Valda Jackson

Studio 94a
A structure made from a cube of scaffolding poles, topped with a shack of corrugated iron stands in a field.

Marcus Jefferies

Studio 39
Film still: A manipulated image of a ring-of-rocks around a large, central rock.

Olivia Jones

Studio 78a
Sculpture: A damaged metal fence stands in a gallery. It is bent out of shape, especially in the middle.

Steve Joyce

Studio 42

Éilis Kirby

Studio 95
A manipulated photograph of a rocky outcrop that appears to have been bent in two - water pools on top of the rocks and crashes on the bottom side.

Carol Laidler

Studio 79
Acrylic and ink on canvas has been applied to look like, at first glance, a stormy night over a city. A rope appears as though it is being knotted over the top.

Bo Lanyon

Studio 110b
Installation: A maze of wooden stairs has been built in double-height room, with balconies running either side of where the first floor would be.

Jo Lathwood

Studio 41
Photograph: Aluminum foil is crinkled atop sheets of tissue paper and bubblewrap.

Philippa Lawrence

Studio 21

Jack Lewdjaw

Studio 81b
White porcelain statues of young children dressed as superheroes. On the left, a child is wearing a cape and holds their arms up, flexing their biceps. On the right, a child has their hands in their pockets and they look downcast. These statues are placed in front of a black and white image of a suburban street.

Cathy Lewis

Studio 44
A painting of a man and a woman dancing ballroom-style together. The woman wears a blue dress with white polka dots and the man is dressed all in black.

Angela Lizon

Studio 104
A triptych piece: in the left panel, a drawing of young David Bowie's profile, in the middle an empty frame with some brightly coloured reclaimed wood nailed to it, in the right panel young David Bowie is facing frontwards.

Andrew Mania

Studio 102c
Painting: A colourful background of yellow, pink, and blue stripes has the outline of a man's head and shoulders drawn on top in black.

Johnny de Mearns

Studio 24
A collaged image of a deer in a field. The deer is made from various photographs of butchered meats.

Vic Moreton

Studio 105
A tree on a green bank stands proud whilst a cloud of red smoke approaches from behind threatening to engulf.

Huma Mulji

Studio 108.1
Painting: Three women sit together on a beach, playing with one another's hair and presenting each other with tentacles, seaweed and shells.

Hannah Murgatroyd

Studio 91
Dunwich beach in the dark.

Milo Newman

Studio 81a
An abstract painting: the centre of the image is green and mottled, the outer has been painted echoing a black and white striped frame.

Mahali O’Hare

Studio 96
Painting: a white man rubs one eye with one hand, the other hand makes a 'v' sign at the camera.

Russell Oliver

Studio 110a
Sculptures: A series of plaster dildos have been wrapped with wax formed in botanical structures.

Kate Parsons

Studio 38
Three abstract blobs on a dark background coloured in blue and orange. The orange is to the top left of each blob, each blob has a centre darker blue spot.

Laura Phillips

Studio 80b
A desert mountain range - no people, animals or plants are visible in the landscape.

Joel Redman

Studio 107
Manipulated photograph: A black and white tree has clumps of coal gathered around its roots and images of vintage slot machines growing from its branches.

Sarah Rhys

Studio 40

Rising Arts Agency

Studio 77
Judy Rodrigues, Mouth of the Douro River. Oil on Paper

Judy Rodrigues

Studio 103
Site-specific installation: a grey structure built amongst forestry with orange tubing woven throughout

Natasha Rosling

Studio 83
Abstract oil painting - large brush strokes have been used to fill big areas of canvas.

Maggie Royle

Studio 106
Sculpture: Black rigid tubes reminiscent of studio lights are applied together in a central point to create a dynamic, free standing star shape.

Ben Rowe

Studio 43
A portrait of a woman against a grey rock - the woman's face is in greyscale. Her body has been covered by what looks like a pink gemstone. This central image is positioned on a piece of smooth marble.

Mark Samsworth

Studio 78b
Howard Silverman, Untitled. Courtesy the artist

Howard Silverman RWA

Studio 111
Vicky Smith's work 'jinty', A photograph of two strips of 16mm black and white film reel, curving over a white background

Vicky Smith

Studio 82
Colourful, curved tubes are suspended in air. A woman studies them.

Seamus Staunton

Studio 25
A print of a photograph of an amphitheater. The print is made from chalk on blackboard.

Emma Stibbon

Studio 93
A photograph of what looks to be an entrance to an unpopular nightclub; only the bouncers stand outside. The image has been taken from high up in a nearby building and you have to turn your head to work it out.

Moira Turner

Studio 91c
Film still: A large black rectangle obscures most of the image. Behind the rectangle it looks as though a car is on fire.

Charlie Tweed

Studio 102c

Veronica Vickery

Studio 98
Colourful floral fabric is photographed in a drape.

Kamina Walton

Studio 77

Warren & Mosley

Studio 99
Installation: white paper sculptures of leaves and flowers sit atop coloured paper.

Sarah Wilton

Studio 30
Photograph: A toy car has been crashed into a wall.

John Wood & Paul Harrison

Studio 28
Nicholas Wright, Chicken. Photograph by Max McClure

Nicholas Wright

Studio 85