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Warren and Mosley: Days of Action at Tate Exchange

News 29 November 2018

Warren and Mosley: Days of Action at Tate Exchange

1 December, 1.30–5pm, 5 December, 1.30–5pm, 8 December, 1–4pm, 8 December 4–5.30pm Tate Exchange, Level 5, Blavatnik Building at Tate Modern, London Spike Associates Warren and Mosley present Days of Action, a new series of works at Tate Exchange. Join them to use tools of civic resistance to explore the power of collective action and the architecture of Tate Modern. How does it affect our behaviour, and how can it be a force for ... read on →


New Podcast: Novel Writers

News 29 November 2018

New Podcast: Novel Writers

We are thrilled to share our new podcast series Novel Writers: The Warm Up. Our first guest is Man Booker prize shortlisted writer Fiona Mozley discussing her debut novel Elmet. Novel Writers is a great way to discover new writing talent and great books. Each month, Spike Island and Bristol Festival of Ideas invite exciting debut novelists to come to Bristol and introduce their book. The Warm Up podcast is a cosy ... read on →


Fair Saturday: Bristol

News Artists 29 October 2018

Fair Saturday: Bristol

This year, Bristol becomes the first city in England to join Fair Saturday, a global movement which aims to boost arts, culture and social causes every last Saturday of November. Beginning in Bilbao, Spain in 2014, Fair Saturday has since grown into a global festival. Fair Saturday Bristol aims to harness the creativity, curiosity and social conscience of our city, bringing together charities with cultural organisations in the city to ... read on →


Dreamland Margate unveils new Mural-by-the-Sea artwork by Valda Jackson

News Artists 23 August 2018

Dreamland Margate unveils new Mural-by-the-Sea artwork by Valda Jackson

Dreamland Margate has unveiled its latest artist commission for the Mural-by-the-Sea project, Still Holding On by Valda Jackson, a studio holder at Spike Island. Jackson's collage of photographs and drawings of children of the Windrush generation is exhibited on Dreamland’s large outdoor billboard until the beginning of October 2018. The images are set against an English oak backdrop which Jackson describes as being 'symbolic of tradition, permanence and home'. As ... read on →


Spike Island summer reading

News 01 August 2018

Spike Island summer reading

We've put together a shortlist of reading (including books, journals and one conversation) that we recommend to you this summer.  Let us know what you think via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram #SummerReads Sophie Mackintosh The Water Cure (2018, Penguin Books) Hypnotic and compulsive, The Water Cure is a fever dream, a blazing vision of suffering, sisterhood and transformation. Sophie Mackintosh brings us face to face with the brutality of love, demanding to know the price ... read on →


Robert Leckie announced as new Director of Spike Island

News 18 July 2018

Robert Leckie announced as new Director of Spike Island

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Robert Leckie as the new Director of Spike Island, Bristol. He will take up the position in autumn 2018. Robert Leckie has been Curator and Head of Programmes at Gasworks in London since 2011, where he leads the exhibitions, residencies and public programmes.  Robert Leckie said: 'I am honoured to join Spike Island as Director. My experience of leading the exhibitions and ... read on →


New artists and advisors announced for Syllabus IV

News 12 July 2018

New artists and advisors announced for Syllabus IV

Ten artists have been selected for Syllabus IV, a national, collaboratively-produced alternative learning programme, jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol and Studio Voltaire, London. The selected artists for Syllabus IV are: Scott Caruth, Libita Clayton, Jessica Coleman, Bettina Fung, Laura Hindmarsh, Beth Kettel, David Lisser, Alicja Rogalska, Kirsty Russell and Abigail Sidebotham. Now ... read on →


Spike Island Summer 2018 Brochure

News Spike Island 03 July 2018

Spike Island Summer 2018 Brochure

Browse our summer 2018 brochure and find out what's on between July and September 2018. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page or download a pdf. read on →


Spike Island is shortlisted for the Freelands Foundation Award Year 3

News 14 June 2018

Spike Island is shortlisted for the Freelands Foundation Award Year 3

The Freelands Foundation announces the six regional arts organisations across the UK which have been shortlisted for the annual £100,000 Freelands Award. The Award was established in 2016 by Freelands Foundation Chair and Founder, Elisabeth Murdoch. It aims to raise the profile of mid-career female artists and support the work of visual arts organisations outside London. The third year nominations are: Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead Dundee Contemporary, Dundee ... read on →


Spike Island Executive Director appointed Assistant Director of Operations at The National Trust in Wales

News 23 May 2018

Spike Island Executive Director appointed Assistant Director of Operations at The National Trust in Wales

The National Trust in Wales has appointed Lhosa Daly as its Assistant Director of Operations for South Wales. Lhosa is currently Executive Director of Spike Island, and will take up her new appointment in September 2018.  Helen Legg, Spike Island Director, said: 'Everyone at Spike Island wishes Lhosa well in this exciting new chapter in her career. We have known her as a committed cultural leader, whose efforts to ... read on →