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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, working in our professional and affordable studios. Our studios are subsidised, making them accessible to artists who would otherwise find it difficult to afford space to make new work in.

Our studio artists are all at different stages of their career, and work across all types of media. As well as a studio, we can provide you with subsidised equipment hire, production support, event space, and our own expertise.


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

Apply for a studio

Apply for a studio

David Alesworth

Studio 108.2

Vivienne Baker

Studio 100

Peter Bobby

Studio 102a
Harriet Bowman All Round-er (sad sale) (2018) Installation view, Spike Island. Photograph by Stuart Whipps.

Harriet Bowman

Studio 83

Louise Bradley

Studio 82b

Richard Broomhall

Studio 26b

Linda Brothwell

Studio 27
clawson and ward

Clawson & Ward

Studio 36

Julian Claxton

Studio 84

Libita Clayton

Studio 19c

Niamh Collins

Studio 106a

Katy Connor

Studio 94b
Exploding the University, Art and Graft Movement (2016) Image by Rachel Williams

Conway and Young

Studio 19a

Victoria Coombes

Studio 33

Annabelle Craven Jones

Studio 32

Theo Cuff

Studio 76

Matt Davies

Studio 97

Anton Goldenstein

Studio 34

Helen K Grant

Studio 29

Martyn Grimmer

Studio 92

Patrick Haines

Studio 40

Rodney Harris

Studio 37

Michael Hayter

Studio 35

Colin Higginson

Studio 45
Young In Hong, Prayers (2017), Installation view, embroidered drawings and sound installation, Korean Cultural Centre, London

Young In Hong

Studio 22

Carol Jackman

Studio 101

Valda Jackson

Studio 94a
Olivia Jones, Ritual (2018) Film still, courtesy the artist

Olivia Jones

Studio 78a

Steve Joyce

Studio 42

Carol Laidler

Studio 79

Bo Lanyon

Studio 110b

Jo Lathwood

Studio 41

Philippa Lawrence

Studio 21

Cathy Lewis

Studio 44

Angela Lizon

Studio 104

Andrew Mania

Studio 102c

Julie McCalden

Studio 26a

Vic Moreton

Studio 105

Huma Mulji

Studio 108.1

Milo Newman

Studio 81b

Mahali O’Hare

Studio 96

Russell Oliver

Studio 110a

Clement Page

Studio 91a

Kate Parsons

Studio 38

Laura Phillips

Studio 80b

Joel Redman

Studio 107

Sarah Rhys

Studio 82a

Room 13

Studio 30

Maggie Royle

Studio 106

Ben Rowe

Studio 43

Mark Samsworth

Studio 78b

Solveig Settemsdal

Studio 80

Seamus Staunton

Studio 25

Phil Toy

Studio 109

Moira Turner

Studio 91c

Charlie Tweed

Studio 102c

Kamina Walton

Studio 77

Warren & Mosley

Studio 99

Matt White

Studio 98

Sarah Wilton

Studio 108.1

John Wood & Paul Harrison

Studio 28

Éilis Kirby

Studio 95

Emma Stibbon

Studio 93

Hannah Murgatroyd

Studio 91
Howard Silverman, Untitled. Courtesy the artist

Howard Silverman RWA

Studio 111

Johnny de Mearns

Studio 24
Judy Rodrigues, Mouth of the Douro River. Oil on Paper

Judy Rodrigues

Studio 103
Marcus Jefferies, Outpost (2017)

Marcus Jefferies

Studio 39
  • More information

    Individual studios range in size from 176 to 833sq ft, with the majority of them between 200 and 400sq ft. Some studios are shared by two or more artists.

    Studios currently cost £6.21 per sq ft. This includes VAT and all services including heating, WiFi and use of workshops.

    Rent must be paid monthly by direct debit. A deposit of 2 months’ rent must be paid in advance. Rents increase annually by 3% from 1 April with the cost of inflation.

    Spike Associates

    Studio holders can join the Associates programme at a discounted rate of £8.00 per month (usually £12 per month).

    Workshop facilities

    Equipment includes:

    • General: forklift, gantry, compressor, benches, kiln and sandblast cabinet
    • Woodwork: table saw, band saw, radial arm saw, dual bevel slide mitre saw, pillar drill, sanding disk and dust extraction
    • Spraying and resin area with fume extraction
    • Metalwork: mig welder, arc welder, welding and gas cutting equipment, plasma cutter, horizontal band saw, mechanical hacksaw, guillotine, pillar drill, pedestal grinder, bending rollers, fume extraction and portable filter box
    • The Associates Space offers IT facilities including scanning, printing and computers with word processing, graphics and video editing software
  • How to apply

    Spike Island accepts applications for studio spaces and are reviewed by the selection panel. If successful, artists enter into the studio pool to take up sublets and studio spaces as and when they become available.

    To apply, please download  and complete an application form.

    Completed applications and supporting material should be returned by post or in person to:

    Spike Island
    133 Cumberland Road
    Bristol BS1 6UX

    Email applications will not be accepted.

    For further information please call +44 (0)117 929 2266 or email