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Open Studios

Open Studios

Open Studios 2018 Photograph by Lisa Whiting

Every year over the early May bank holiday, Spike Island opens its doors to the public.

Open Studios is a chance to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory, home to over 70 artists’ studios, Spike Print Studio, UWE Fine Art BA/MA students, as well as many other creative practitioners including designers, writers, filmmakers, animators and photographers.

Artists' Studios at Spike Island: Sarah Wilton. Photograph by Lisa Whiting
Artists' Studios at Spike Island: Sarah Wilton. Photograph by Lisa Whiting

Visitors have the chance to meet artists in their studios and see what they were working on. Dotted around the building, screenings, performances, installations, workshops and talks take place, and some of Bristol’s best street food traders host pop-ups.

Our programme differs every year; no two Open Studios weekends are ever the same.

Visitors inside an artists' studio looking at an installation of wooden structures that look like abstracted houses tumbling from the ceiling.

Open Studios 2019

3 to 6 May 2019

Coming soon