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Studio artists

Studio artists

Spike Island Open Studios (2017) Valda Jackson, studio 94a. 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.

Studio Bursaries

We are now offering Bursaries to support artists who are currently underrepresented in the sector and our community: those who experience racism, identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, or come from a disadvantaged socio-economic background. Eligible applicants will be entitled to a 25% discount on studio rental costs for the full term of their lease (five years). We will ask you to specify if you are eligible for the Bursary when submitting your application. These Bursaries are part of the West of England Visual Arts Alliance supported by Arts Council England.

Studio artists are also eligible for discounted membership of Spike Island Associates, our network of artists, curators, designers, writers and producers at all stages of their careers

Current studio artists

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David Chalmers Alesworth, The Carless Kashan, 1838_2020

David Chalmers 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
Vivienne Baker, Reflect 8 (2020) oil on canvas

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

Harriet Bowman

Studio 44
Louise Bradley's studio (2021), photograph by Rebecca Goldman

Louise Bradley

Studio 84
Linda Brothwell, Conversations in Making. Photograph by Jo Hounsome

Linda Brothwell

Studio 27
Libita Sibunbu, Quantum Ghost, Installation view, Gasworks, London, UK (2019) Photograph by Andy Keate

Libita Sibungu

Studio 19c

Katy Connor

Studio 94b

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

Stephen Cornford

Studio 82
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
Eleanor Duffin, A Phantom Limb (2020) Installation view, MIRROR Gallery, Plymouth, UK. Photograph by Garry Loughlin

Eleanor Duffin

Studio 31

Hat Fidkin & Jocelyn Brett

UWE Bristol Graduate Studio 26

Samuel Fordham

Studio 81a
Bryony Gillard, I dreamed I called you on the telephone (2021)

Bryony Gillard

Studio 80a
Martyn Grimmer

Martyn Grimmer

Studio 92
Rodney Harris in the studio

Rodney Harris

Studio 37
Michael Hayter, Baby (2020)

Michael Hayter

Studio 35

Colin Higginson

Studio 45
Esther Hesketh, Fortune Fish (2021), cast pewter

Esther Hesketh

Studio 19c
Young In Hong, To Paint the Portrait of a Bird (2019) Metal cage, video projection, wood, sound

Young In Hong

Studio 22
Carol Jackman, Our Rivers II (2017), screenprint

Carol Jackman

Studio 101

Valda Jackson

Studio 94a
Marcus Jefferies, The Wilderness Tower (2020), steel, wood, reclaimed corrugated tin, Sharpham, Somerset

Marcus Jefferies

Studio 39

Olivia Jones

Studio 30

Éilis Kirby

Studio 95
Carol Laidler, I O In The Dark (2020), digital photograph and text. Courtesy the artist

Carol Laidler

Studio 79

Bo Lanyon

Studio 91
Jo Lathwood, Getting There (2018) Recycled timber. Installation at Fabrica Gallery

Jo Lathwood

Studio 41
Philippa Lawrence, Stack (2020)

Philippa Lawrence

Studio 21

Jack Lewdjaw

Studio 81b
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

Garry Loughlin

Studio 78b
Natasha MacVoy, SHAME (2019), All the strip lights in the gallery (working and not) and white packing tape. Photograph by Max McClure

Natasha MacVoy

Studio 99
An installation by Dolores McGurran


Dreamtime Fellow Studio 26
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
John de Mearns, Rainbow Warrior. Watercolour and indian ink on white velvet

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
Huma Mulji, Skyfall 1 (detail) (2020)

Huma Mulji

Studio 42
A 23 Trachyte plug of Esk Crater

Milo Newman

Studio 91c
Mahali O’Hare, Shopper (2020) Oil on canvas, 120 x100cm

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
Kate Parsons, Vessels II (2021), wax. Photograph by Kate Parsons

Kate Parsons

Studio 38
Simon Periton, New Normal 20 (2020) Collage detail

Simon Periton

Studio 109
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 painting of a misty landscape with various shapes and forms overlayed, in simple 'm' shapes and in varied colours

Myrna Quiñonez

Studio 83
Joel Redman, Farm Land, Cape Town - “Day Zero” (2021)

Joel Redman

Studio 107

Sarah Rhys

Studio 40

Maggie Royle

Studio 106
Ben Rowe_Lost in Time & Space_2018

Ben Rowe

Studio 43

Mei Silvio

Bath Spa University Graduate Studio 26
Image of Vicky Smith's work re:exposure

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
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

Kamina Walton

Studio 77
John Wood and Paul Harrison, This is the painting I was telling you about (2020) 91cm x 61cm, oil on board

John Wood and Paul Harrison

Studio 28

Alexander Wilmoth

UWE Bristol Graduate Studio 26
Nicholas Wright. My shadows’ pinched my sunhat

Nicholas Wright

Studio 85