Every year, Spike Island opens its doors for thousands of visitors to explore the working environments of artists, designers and creative businesses. This year, Open Studios is taking place online so you can enjoy it from wherever you are in the world.
Go behind the scenes of artists’ studios, meet creative practitioners and learn about their processes and ideas, and tune in to a diverse programme of events, films, performances, radio broadcasts and more.
On Saturday 29 May, Spike Island hosted a programme of online events, screenings and talks, organised in collaboration with our studio artist community.
While most of the activity took place online, we also brought Open Studios to the streets of Bristol through an artists' poster trail. Until 30 May, you could use a map to seek out a selection of our studio artists and their work presented across the city.Use the map
A unique insight into the environments and ideas surrounding studio artists at Spike Island, this series of videos was available during the event in May 2021.
Broadcasting live on Spike Island’s YouTube channel on Sunday 30 May was Spike Island FM, a day of audio interventions and creations produced by the Spike Island community, including: Spike Island Associates, Studio Artists, Spike Print Studio members, Staff and UWE Bristol Fine Art students. Subscribe to our channel for reminders when we go live.