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Network for Creative Enterprise

26 May 2017

Network for Creative Enterprise

This partnership offers business support for creative individuals and small companies to develop a creative idea into an economically sustainable business.

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Spike Associates at Tate Exchange

31 January 2017

Spike Associates at Tate Exchange

At Tate Modern, Switch House, Level 5

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 February 2017, 12–6pm (free, drop in anytime)

Co-create with Spike Associates through an exchange of images, words, objects and sounds.

Join us to create a piece of work that will chronicle hundreds of conversations and exchanges between Tate Modern visitors and members of Spike Associates over two days at Tate Exchange.

We have constructed a scale model of our shared workspace in Bristol as a base for you to drop in and experience a miniature version of the Spike Associates programme, which is formed around an ongoing discussion about art, ideas, images and objects. Using this as a starting point, we are responding to our new environment – in and around Tate Modern – by gathering experiences, photographs, videos, sounds, objects, drawings and writing, instigating a quickly expanding, temporary collection within Tate Exchange.

We invite you to donate your own items to the collection to kick off the discussion. You can share images or audio from your phone, words, web links, an object you have found or made, a skill you would like to pass on, experiences you have had or ideas that are important to you today. Whatever you bring can be documented, archived or displayed.

Drop in for show and tells, open group discussions, one to one conversations, or just to look, listen and rest.

You are an honorary Spike Associate today.

Find out more about Tate Exchange here.


A busy Summer for Spike Associates

13 July 2016

A busy Summer for Spike Associates

Highlights include projects for Supernormal Festival, contributing to The Orchard (a community orchard on Whitchurch Village Green, South Bristol) and trips to Hauser and Wirth, Somerset and Blackrock Residency open weekend in the Forest of Dean.

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Visual Arts South West announce 'Go & See – Travel Bursaries'

11 May 2016

Visual Arts South West announce 'Go & See – Travel Bursaries'

Curators, artists and visual arts professionals based in the SW are invited to apply for travel bursaries.

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Holly Corfield-Carr wins Frieze Writers Prize 2015

28 September 2015

Holly Corfield-Carr wins Frieze Writers Prize 2015

Congratulations to Spike Associate Holly Corfield-Carr, winner of Frieze Writer’s Prize 2015.

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Film Open

18 March 2015

Film Open

Members of the UK’s leading artist’s support networks are invited to submit new moving image work for a screening programme to be launched at Spike Island, Bristol, in May and moving on to the ICA, London, Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Transmission, Glasgow, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and S1 Artspace, Sheffield. The programme will be selected by Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists' Film and Moving Image. ... read on →


Curfew Tower: Shields of Destiny exhibition

04 August 2014

Curfew Tower: Shields of Destiny exhibition

Over the course of 2013, eleven Spike Associates each undertook a 3-week residency at The Curfew Tower in Cushendall, Northern Ireland. Shields of Destiny is an exhibition of the work they produced there which will be displayed at the Curfew Tower on Wednesday 6 August, as part of the Heart of the Glens Festival. Shields of Destiny is the name of a Celtic knot signifying protection ... read on →


Visual Arts in Bristol: an open invitation

16 July 2013

Visual Arts in Bristol: an open invitation

Contribute your thoughts about the future of visual arts in the city at this Open Space event taking place on Monday 16 September at St. George's.

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Reviewed: What to Expect from a Graphic Designer

04 June 2013

Reviewed: What to Expect from a Graphic Designer

Jono Lewarne shares highlights from the conversation between designers James Langdon and Robert Sollis on their work with artists and arts organisations.

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New Project Space for Bristol

29 May 2013

New Project Space for Bristol

A group of four artists will establish a programme of activity in Bristol's Temple Quarter area.

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