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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 →


Spike Island Website Design Tender 2017-18

News Opportunities 16 June 2017

Spike Island Website Design Tender 2017-18

We are looking for a designer and developer to deliver a robust, accessible and intuitive website appropriate for our current programme, our way of working and our artistic community, with flexibility to allow the organisation to develop its communications over the life of the site. Please read the website design brief Deadline for applications: 5pm, Friday 14 July 2017 Please submit applications of interest to Jane Faram, Communications Manager ... 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 →


Lubaina Himid nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize

News 03 May 2017

Lubaina Himid nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize

We are delighted to announce that our alumni artist Lubaina Himid is nominated for the 2017 Turner Prize for her simultaneous solo exhibitions at Spike Island, Bristol and Modern Art Oxford, and her participation in the group exhibition The Place is Here at Nottingham Contemporary. Described by The Telegraph as "the under-appreciated hero of black British art", Himid (b. 1954, Zanzibar, lives and works in Preston) works in painting, drawing, installation and printmaking and was ... read on →


Spike Island Open 2017 programme

News Spike Island Artists 19 April 2017

Spike Island Open 2017 programme

Browse the Spike Island Open 2017 programme online. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page. Download a PDF The annual Spike Island Open is a chance to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory. Spike Island is home to over 70 artists’ studios, Spike Print ... read on →


A Celebration of African Culture

News 28 March 2017

A Celebration of African Culture

This special collaboration between Spike Island, Ujima Radio and Africa Week at UWE Bristol took place in the final week of Lubaina Himid's exhibition at Spike Island on 23 March 2017. It featured a Mavazi ya kanga fashion show by Christelle Pellecuer, music by DJ Style from Ujima Radio, live poetry from Lawrence Hoo, UWE student spoken word and dance, Breathing Fire theatre and African-inspired food. Following the welcome speeches, film ... read on →


Spike Island spring 2017 programme

News Spike Island 23 March 2017

Spike Island spring 2017 programme

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


Syllabus III programme open for applications from artists

News 20 March 2017

Syllabus III programme open for applications from artists

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus III: a peer-led alternative learning programme in its third year that will support ten artists across ten months. Find out more and how to apply Deadline for applications: midnight, Sunday 23 April Starting in September 2017, Syllabus III will provide selected participants with a series of intensive ... read on →