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 11 events at this location

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AIM: Homespun

Tales, imagined sounds and scenes from the homes of Betty Sargent, Chris Rose, Dave Peace, Jeff Johns and Jonathan Barr Lindsay.

Sat 10 Mar

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 11 Mar

Free / 0117 929 2266

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

Tue 13 Mar

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 25 Mar

Annabelle Craven-Jones And Anja Borowicz - d/UMP

d/UMP serves as an open-ended investigation into how a diagrammatic mode operates in-on-around thinking practices within art making. It traverses a depository-process axis, mutating into new non-planar subjective responses + imaginings/visualisations. It is founded by artists Annabelle Craven-Jones and Anja Borowicz.

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

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

Tue 27 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 28 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 4 more dates until 4 Mar

AUDINT Unsound: Undead

AUDINT present Unsound: Undead, a weekend of installations, talks and performances at Spike Island. At the centre of Unsound: Undead is a new work produced for an 'Unsound System'-an acousmonium of multiple infrasonic and ultrasonic speakers, operating at frequencies that are 'felt as much as heard.' Around the gallery, a…

Fri 20 Apr

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00 – 20:00

Sat 21 Apr

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 22 Apr

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Bristol Women's Literature Festival Launch

Step back in time to 1920s Paris, where women from across America and Europe came together to form a community of writers, publishers and artists, and act as one another's muses. The evening begins with a screening of Greta Schiller's documentary film Paris was a Woman (1996, 80mins) which explores the lives of these…

Fri 16 Mar

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:30

Elysia Crampton: Red Clouds, Coby Sey, Laurie & Olly And AUDINT

A night of visionary contemporary live music in Spike Island's gallery space. Multi-disciplinary Aymaran artist and electronic musician Elysia Crampton presents the UK premiere of her new solo show Red Clouds, plus a live set from elusive London bass music protagonist Coby Sey and a sonically unruly new collaboration…

Fri 20 Apr

£12.50 / 0117 929 2266

  • 20:00 – 00:00

Exhibition Tour: Iman Issa

Led by Polly Maxwell, Spike Island/UWE MA Curating student. For her exhibition at Spike Island, Issa presents Material (2010-12) a series of 'displays' that question the function of public sculpture and monuments. The series makes reference to existing public monuments which she strips back to their essential elements and…

Sat 10 Mar

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Exhibition Tours: Iman Issa Led By History Of Art Students From The University Of Bristol

History of Art students from the University of Bristol lead tours of Iman Issa's exhibition Material. For her exhibition at Spike Island, Issa presents Material (2010-12) a series of 'displays' that question the function of public sculpture and monuments. The series makes reference to existing public monuments which she…

Sat 17 Mar

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Iman Issa: Material

The artist works across sculpture, text, video, photography and sound to dissect the relationship between history, memory, language and objects.

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 27 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 28 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 40 more dates until 15 Apr

Iman Issa Solo

The work of Iman Issa explores the relationship between history, memory, language and objects. Working across sculpture, text, video, photography and sound, Issa questions the possibility of addressing the collective through individual experience. She is interested in how forms can carry personal and political…

Sun 25 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 26 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Tue 27 Feb

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 47 more dates until 15 Apr

Novel Writers: Patrick Langley, Arkady

Brothers Jackson and Frank live on the margins of a big urban sprawl. From abandoned tower blocks to gleaming skyscrapers, their city is brutal, beautiful and divided. As tensions bubble to the surface and the teeming metropolis is pushed to the brink, the young brothers sail off in search of the Red Citadel and its…

Thu 22 Mar

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Unsound : Undead: Readings and Performances with With Steve Goodman (Kode9), Eleni Ikoniadou, Toby Heys, Ayesha Hameed, Lee Gamble

A programme of short readings and audiovisual presentations from AUDINT members and special guests takes place within the installation at Spike Island, expanding on themes of their forthcoming book Unsound: Undead. Contributing performers include Eleni Ikoniadou, founder and director of the Audio Culture Research Unit…

Sat 21 Apr

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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