Room 13 Hareclive is an independent artists’ studio run by the young people who use it, based within the grounds of Hareclive Primary School, south Bristol and part of an international network of studios. The studio was established in 2003 and moved into an award-winning, purpose-built studio in 2007. Room 13 Hareclive is strongly visual arts orientated, and members are accomplished in painting, animation and film-making. Studio members were resident thinkers on the Nowhereisland Cultural Olympiad project.
From January 2013, artists Shani Ali and Paul Bradley are working with a collective of young artists to establish an off-site Room 13 at Spike Island where their network can expand to include students who have been through the Hareclive programme. Here young people have the opportunity to continue their artistic practice in dialogue with Spike Island.