Explore the working environments of hundreds of artists, designers and creative businesses at Spike Island. This family friendly weekend includes exhibitions, events, demonstrations, art work for sale, and street food by some of Bristol’s best traders.
TEST SPACE: WHY ARE WE NOT HERE?
Preview: Friday 3 May, 6–9pm, (continues to 12 May)
An exhibition exploring issues of institutional racism and marginalised representation in arts institutions by diaspora artists, curated by Rising artists, Stacey Olika and Anika Deb.
FACTORY with artist Jo Lathwood
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 11am–5pm
Join a traditional factory line amongst a small team of workers to create bricks from wood: from sanding blocks to dipping in paint.
ARTS WITHIN THE CRACKS
Saturday 4 May, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm and 2.30pm, Unit 60
Printmaking workshop using pasta makers.
CONWAY AND YOUNG: MILK BAR
Saturday, Sunday and Monday, 2–4pm, Studio 19a
A publication recording the time spent breastfeeding over a 6-month period, totalling 720 hours and 7 minutes. Seeking full remuneration for the work undertaken, 720 copies are each being sold for £8.21, each served with a milkshake.
SPIKE ASSOCIATES: PLAYING THE SYSTEM
Saturday, Sunday and Monday 11am–5pm
A series of games that explore movement: physical, social, geographical, emotional.