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Spike Island autumn 2017 programme

News Media 13 September 2017

Spike Island autumn 2017 programme

Browse our autumn 2017 programme. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page or download a pdf. read on →


Spike Island summer reading

News Spike Island 02 August 2017

Spike Island summer reading

We've put together a shortlist of books to read this summer. Let us know what you think via Twitter, Facebook or Instagram #SummerReads Lynne Reid Banks The L-Shaped Room (1960, Chatto & Windus) Set in the late 1950s, Jane Graham, the female protagonist finds herself unmarried and pregnant, and is forced to change her comfortable life at her father’s suburban home for a bug-ridden bedsit in Fulham, London. The ... read on →


Listen again: JJ Bola talks about his debut novel

News Spike Island 13 July 2017

Listen again: JJ Bola talks about his debut novel

Listen again to JJ Bola talking about his debut novel No Place to Call Home at Spike Island - as part of our Novel Writers series organised in partnership with Bristol Festival of Ideas.   With colourful characters and seamless prose, No Place to Call Home by Kinshasa born, London raised JJ Bola is a tale of belonging, identity and immigration, of hope and hopelessness, of loss ... read on →


Spike Island becomes lead partner in audience study set to boost contemporary arts in the UK

News Spike Island 28 June 2017

Spike Island becomes lead partner in audience study set to boost contemporary arts in the UK

Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, the research is investigating what value the contemporary arts have to those who engage with them. It will look to define contemporary arts audiences and the challenges organisations face in encouraging people to engage with new or experimental art works. The project, led by Professor Stephanie Pitts from the University of Sheffield’s Department of Music, is working with arts organisations across the ... read on →


Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

News Spike Island Artists 27 June 2017

Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

Browse our summer 2017 programme. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page or download a pdf. read on →


Spike Island remains in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2018-2022

News Spike Island 27 June 2017

Spike Island remains in Arts Council England’s National Portfolio 2018-2022

Spike Island is delighted to announce that it will continue to be supported as part of Arts Council England’s National Portfolio for the years 2018-2022. This enables Spike Island to support a dynamic cultural and artistic community in Bristol and to provide a programme of challenging contemporary art including exhibitions, events, participatory workshops and activities for young people. Spike Island’s director Helen Legg said ‘We could not be more pleased ... read on →


Syllabus III artists announced

News Spike Island Artists 20 June 2017

Syllabus III artists announced

Ten artists have been selected for Syllabus III, a national, alternative peer led learning programme, jointly delivered by Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; New Contemporaries, national; S1 Artspace, Sheffield; Spike Island, Bristol; Studio Voltaire, London and new partner Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), London. The selected artists for Syllabus III are: Frederica Agbah, Chris Alton, Conor Baird, Ilker Cinarel, Phoebe Davies, Freya Dooley, Rose Gibbs, Jill McKnight, ... read on →


National Volunteers' Week 2017

News Spike Island 07 June 2017

National Volunteers' Week 2017

National Volunteers’ Week National Volunteers' Week is a national celebration of the millions of people who volunteer at least once a year across the UK. Here at Spike Island we are supported by a fantastic team of volunteers who each make a significant contribution to the work we do. This week we are celebrating their achievements in various ways! Spike Island and Arnolfini Volunteer Exchange:  Over the past week, volunteers ... read on →


Network for Creative Enterprise

Associates News Artists Opportunities 26 May 2017

Network for Creative Enterprise

Spike Island is working with The Guild (Coworking Bath), Knowle West Media Centre, UWE Bristol and Watershed to support creatives across the West of England to make a sustainable living from their ideas. We are each offering residency opportunities with free space and a package of business development support. By bringing together expertise from fine art to fabrication to creative technology, we are better equipped to share resources and provide business development ... read on →


Join our team as Development Manager

News Opportunities 26 May 2017

Join our team as Development Manager

Development Manager Spike Island seeks an ambitious fundraiser who has a successful track record of generating income, to join our lively contemporary art and design organisation. The successful candidate will play an important role in generating fundraising income from a range of sources including trusts & foundations, individual giving and businesses. You will be proactive, resourceful and a great team player with a willingness to work under pressure. The position ... read on →