Spike Island

Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road, Bristol, Avon, BS1 6UX
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Spike Island

Spike Island offers a gallery and cafe as well as studios for artists, designers and other creative practitioners. It is set in a former tea packing factory refurbished by the architects Caruso St John.

A year-round programme of shows, activities and lectures sits alongside the studios and is home to a number of organisations including Situations and Spike Print Studio.

Events at this venue

There are 14 events at this location

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Baby Art Hour

Led by artist Eilis Kirby, these monthly sessions in Spike Island Cafe are for under fives and their carers. Come play with colour, shape, texture and learn easy ways to create, using simple methods and materials. The gallery opens early at 11am so you can view the current exhibitions after the session.

Sun 22 Oct

£3 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Bring Your Baby Tour

Join Jane Porter to hear about the current exhibition, Kim Yong-Ik and meet other people interested in doing the same. Bring Your Baby Tours create an affordable way for parents and carers of babies to engage with art in an environment that welcomes babies and at a time that fits with their daily routine. You may find it…

Thu 5 Oct

£5 / 0117 929 2266

  • 11:00 – 12:00

Bronze Casting Workshop With Ore And Ingot

Join Ore and Ingot for a three day introductory course to learn how to cast bronze using the lost wax ceramic shell process. Gain the basic skills and hands-on experience of bronze casting in a safe and supportive environment, and leave with a cast of your own. Friday 25 to Sunday 27 August, 10am-5pm To book your place…

Fri 25 Aug

£330 (£280) / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sat 26 Aug

£330 (£280) / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 Aug

£330 (£280) / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Discussion: Art And Its Materials

The third of four events exploring the relationship between art, aesthetics and contemporary materialism. Organised in partnership with the Philosophy Programme and Social Sciences in the City, University of the West of England. Materials, technologies, found objects and situations have properties of their own, and a…

Thu 14 Sep

£5 ( £3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00 – 19:30

Film Screening And Q&A: Margaret Salmon Eglantine

Join us for a special screening of artist Margaret Slamon's debut feature film Eglantine, followed by a Q&A between Margaret Salmon and writer and curator Dan Kidner. Eglantine (2016, 71 mins) is the debut feature from the acclaimed Glasgow based artist and filmmaker Margaret Salmon. The film is an intimate and vivid…

Sat 16 Sep

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Film Screening: The Separate System Introduced by Katie Davies

The Separate System (2017) is a single channel cinematic film, investigating the distinct, yet interconnected, spaces of the military, custody and 'civilian' life. This new collaborative commission is produced by veterans through workshops at HMP Liverpool and HMP Altcourse with artist and Spike Island studio holder Katie…

Thu 31 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

I Am Making Art Mending / Tending

Make art from found paper, family photos, maps, thread and other ephemera with artist Kelly O'Brien. Discover the delight and poignancy of blending images and materials to tell your own story, or as a starting point for further exploration. Bring along copies of images you would like to work with. Some further materials…

Sat 7 Oct

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Kim Yong-Ik

Spike Island is pleased to present the first exhibition in the UK by South Korean artist Kim Yong-Ik. The exhibition traces the progression of his work from his earliest Dansaekhwa paintings - a form of Korean abstraction - through his rejection of this tradition in the early 1980s, as his awareness of conceptual practice…

Fri 29 Sep

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Maeve Brennan: The Drift

A major new film commission by the London and Beirut-based artist, combining documentary footage and staged scenes to depict layered histories and communities.

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 21 more dates until 17 Sep

Mary Paterson and Genevieve Maxwell: A Walk Of View (she began to dissolve)

Join writer Mary Paterson and choreographer and anthropologist Genevieve Maxwell on a guided, performative walk starting at Spike Island and roaming the streets beyond. Drawing on historical and contemporary narratives about walking, movement and visibility in the city, these walks explore different perspectives in and of…

Sat 2 Sep

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 13:00
  • 15:00 – 16:00

Novel Writers: Eley Williams Attrib. and other stories

This debut collection from Eley Williams centres upon the difficulties of communication and the way in which one's thoughts - absurd, encompassing, oblique - may never be fully communicable and yet can overwhelm. Attrib. and other stories celebrates the tricksiness of language just as it confronts its limits. 'It's…

Thu 21 Sep

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Stollen (All I Want For Christmas)

In a world of post appropriation, Stollen (All I Want For Christmas) pieces together an homage to the made, the found, the acquired and the stolen. The exhibition asks us to look at presentation and perception, truth and value through a range of materials and artefacts. Beginning with a collection of artworks and…

Sat 30 Sep

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 1 Oct

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
  • 00:00 (Monday morning)

Tue 3 Oct

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 15 Oct

Tessa Lynch: Solo Exhibition

Tessa Lynch works predominantly with sculpture and performance. Her works develop from her interest in the emotional impact of the built environment and from her quest for the existence of a female flaneur. Lynch often embarks on periods of active research that see her walking through the city streets in the company of…

Tue 22 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 23 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 24 Aug

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 24 more dates until 17 Sep

Threads

Artists reflect upon their experiences of volunteering, community and collaboration, and represent the diversity, talents and influences within the volunteer programme at Spike Island. Artists include Lynette Evans, Kate Hale, Emily Nirlo, Annie O'Connor, Tabitha Panter, Emily Robinson, Yasmin Joan Qureshi, Cat Smith and…

Fri 8 Sep

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sat 9 Sep

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 10 Sep

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
  • 00:00 (Monday morning)
…and 6 more dates until 17 Sep

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