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: For Babies And Toddlers Up To 5 Years Old

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.

Fri 22 Jun

£3 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Baby Art Hour: For Babies And Toddlers Up To 5 Years Old

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.

Fri 25 May

£3 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 11:00

Behind The Scenes Studio Visits Eilis Kirby

Eilis Kirby discusses her work which uses found objects, images and texts in the production of artists' books, collages and installation. Behind the Scenes Studio Visits Meet artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works-in-progress during these informal encounters. Each artist gives a brief…

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 15:00

Behind The Scenes Studio Visits Kamina Walton

Kamina Walton talks about the importance of communities and collaboration in her work, alongside her current collaborator, young artist Anna Rathbone. Behind the Scenes Studio Visits Chat with artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works in progress during these informal encounters. Each artist…

Sat 2 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 15:00

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. To book please call 0117 9292266, email…

Sat 26 May

£280–£330 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Sun 27 May

£280–£330 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Mon 28 May

£280–£330 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 17:00

Building An Ecosystem From Scratch - Polly Kelsall

Building an Ecosystem from Scratch is an exhibition exploring what an ecosystem can be: an interconnected system of ideas, materials, images and objects. It is a continuation of Polly Kelsall's evolving process where she combines and adapts existing works with new objects, materials and images to create new associations.

Sat 23 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 24 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

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

Tue 26 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 8 Jul

Exhibition Tour: Alex Cecchetti : If All Matter Jiggles, The Universe Is An Orchestra

This performative exhibition tour by artist Alex Cecchetti invites the audience to resonate like musical instruments along with the artworks. Alex Cecchetti is an artist, poet and choreographer. Over the last decade, he has developed a unique practice which he characterises as the art of avoidance, where representation…

Fri 22 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00 – 21:00

Exhibition Tour: Alex Cecchetti Led by Vanessa Boni, curator

Join curator, Vanessa Boni for a tour of Cecchetti's exhibition with a focus on the relationship between storytelling, gesture and sound. Alex Cecchetti is an artist, poet and choreographer. Over the last decade, he has developed a unique practice which he characterises as the art of avoidance, where representation and…

Sat 30 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 15:00

I Am Making Art: Make Some Noise Together

Learn how to make your own DIY cinema in this interactive workshop led by Laura Phillips and her band Viridian. Create tactile percussive sounds and explore mark making on film. Viridian is an all-female ensemble based in Bristol, a dialogical blend of image, voice, cello and double base. They describe themselves as being…

Sat 7 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 17:00

Novel Writers: Jennifer Nansubuga Makumbi, Kintu

Jennifer Makumbi's award-winning debut vividly reimagines Uganda's troubled history through the cursed bloodline of the Kintu clan. The year is 1750. As he makes his way to the capital to pledge allegiance to the new leader of the Buganda Kingdom, Kintu Kidda unleashes a curse that will plague his family for generations.

Thu 24 May

£3–£5 / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Novel Writers: Sophie Mackintosh, The Water Cure

Imagine a world very close to our own: where women are not safe in their bodies, where desperate measures are required to raise a daughter. This is the story of Grace, Lia and Sky, kept apart from the world for their own good and taught the terrible things that every woman must learn about love. And it is the story of the…

Thu 28 Jun

£3–£5 / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Table Conversations With Zoe Paul

Join Zoe Paul in conversation with guests invited to discuss subjects ranging from permaculture, plant communication, fungi ecologies and ancient Greek civilisation. Part of Zoe Paul's exhibition La Perma-Perla Kraal Emporium (5 May to 8 July 2018) at Spike Island. Zoe Paul Zoe Paul studied at Camberwell College of Art…

Sat 16 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 15:30

Test Space : Polly Kelsall, Building an Ecosystem from Scratch

An exhibition exploring what an ecosystem can be: an interconnected system of ideas, materials, images and objects. Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.

Fri 22 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00 – 21:00

The Unobtainable Chamber Workshop With Artist Lisa Scantlebury

An exciting afternoon of clay exploration using hard and soft slab building techniques, considering form, function and decoration. Two sessions are taking place at 2-3.30pm and 3.30-5pm (please select your preferred timeslot when booking.) Lisa Scantlebury Lisa Scantlebury is a visual artist who works with sculpture and…

Sat 9 Jun

£5 / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 17:00

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