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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Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Common Ground

The work of Andrea Luka Zimmerman explores the impact of globalisation, power structures, militarism and denied histories.

Tue 30 May

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 31 May

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 1 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 18 Jun

Benjamin Jones: Grounds For Cautious Optimism

An exhibition of recent photographic and assemblage works made during Benjamin Jones' graduate fellowship at Spike Island in 2016-17. 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…

Fri 2 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 21:00

Benjamin Jones: Grounds For Cautious Optimism

Photographs distill an ongoing inquiry into how we compartmentalise our past experiences through reflection.

Sat 3 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 4 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

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

Tue 6 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 11 more dates until 18 Jun

Bristol English Conversation Meetup

• *Do you need more English conversation practice? * • *Do you want to feel more confident when speaking in English? * • *Would you like to meet new people from other countries? * Bristol English Conversation Meetup is a group for people of all nationalities who would like to get together and improve their…

Mon 12 Jun

£3 / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 11:30

Clifton Knitting & Crochet

Come along your current projects; share ideas and techniques. Learn new techniques. Beginners and learners welcome.

Tue 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Tue 13 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 12:00

Tue 27 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0117 929 2266

  • 10:00 – 12:00
…and 3 more dates until 8 Aug

Discussion: Art And Its Materials

The second of four events exploring the relationship between art, aesthetics and contemporary materialism. This session focuses on how visual art can be used to help understand, and theorise the self. Join Katrina Mitcheson to question the adequacy of a narrative understanding of the self that draws on the paradigm of the…

Thu 1 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:00 – 19:30

Giles Round

Round draws on his experience as an exhibition designer to theatricalise museum systems of display and mediation, often rendered as functionally invisible.

Tue 30 May

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Wed 31 May

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Thu 1 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 15 more dates until 18 Jun

I Am Making Art: Theatrical Type

Artist Monique Jivram leads a session inspired by the theatrical qualities of Giles Round's exhibition. Using simple typography and untraditional drawing techniques, create your own individual placard and explore what we choose to communicate with others and consider how we edit ourselves. I am Making Art These monthly…

Sat 3 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 14:00 – 18:00

Maeve Brennan: The Drift

Spike Island presents a major new film commission, The Drift, by London and Beirut based artist Maeve Brennan. Combining a documentary, investigative approach with subjective encounters and personal narrative, Maeve Brennan's practice considers the value, care and circulation of materials and their political resonance…

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 69 more dates until 17 Sep

Novel Writers: Ayobami Adebayo - Stay With Me

Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. The series…

Fri 9 Jun

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Novel Writers JJ Bola, No Place To Call Home

Novel Writers Each month we invite a debut novelist to read from and talk about their work in an informal setting. Prior knowledge of the text is not essential. Topics of discussion include theme, structure, inspiration and the craft of writing. These sessions are a great way to discover new writing talent and great…

Thu 29 Jun

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 20:00

Performance: Alex Cecchetti

Performance artist, poet and choreographer Cecchetti presents a tactile and poetic new work in the galleries.

Sat 3 Jun

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30 – 19:30

Talk: Charlie Fox - This Young Monster

London-based writer Charlie Fox introduces his book This Young Monster, a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to be a freak? Why might we be wise to think of the present as a time of monstrosity?

Tue 30 May

£5 (£3) / 0117 929 2266

  • 18:30

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…

Sat 8 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Sun 9 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00

Mon 10 Jul

Free / 0117 929 2266

  • 12:00 – 17:00
…and 69 more dates until 17 Sep

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