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, tune into a diverse programme of events, films, performances, radio broadcasts, and more.
Full details coming soon of programmed events, screenings and talks, organised in collaboration with our studio artist community.
Get a unique insight into the environments and ideas surrounding studio artists at Spike Island in this series of short creative videos, available to view on demand via our website from 17 to 31 May 2021.
STUDIO ARTISTS’ POSTER TRAIL
While most of the activity is happening online, we’re also bringing Open Studios to the streets of Bristol through an artists’ poster trail. Between 17 and 30 May, use the map (link coming soon) to seek out a selection of our studio artists and their work presented across the city. If you spot the posters on your travels, take a photograph and share it with us using #SpikeIslandOpenStudios
Broadcasting live on Spike Island’s YouTube channel on Sunday 30 May is 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. The full schedule will be released in early May. Subscribe to our channel for reminders when we go live.