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Press Release: Spring 2018 Exhibitions

News Media 03 April 2018

Press Release: Spring 2018 Exhibitions

This spring, Spike Island presents exhibitions by artists Alex Cecchetti, Zoë Paul and Andrew Mania. Download a press release ---- The launch of Spike Island Open Studios takes place alongside the spring exhibition previews on Friday 4 May, 6–9pm. Download a press release for Open Studios 2018 read on →


Syllabus IV opens for applications

News Artists Opportunities 26 March 2018

Syllabus IV opens for applications

Syllabus IV: Information for Applicants Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, Iniva, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus IV; a collaboratively produced alternative learning programme in its fourth year that will support ten artists across ten months. Starting in September 2018, the curriculum for Syllabus IV will be built around a series of six intensive gatherings, which the ten selected artists will collaboratively develop ... read on →


Spike Island Director Helen Legg is appointed Director of Tate Liverpool

News 16 March 2018

Spike Island Director Helen Legg is appointed Director of Tate Liverpool

It is announced today that Helen Legg, current Director of Spike Island, has been appointed the new Director of Tate Liverpool. Since her appointment as Spike Island Director in September 2010, Helen has developed an ambitious exhibitions programme focused on emerging and underrepresented artists alongside the growth of a dynamic internal community. Over this period Spike Island has seen significant increases in attendance and a raised national and international profile. Spike ... read on →


Spike Island co-commissions a major new film with Imran Perretta

News Artists 26 February 2018

Spike Island co-commissions a major new film with Imran Perretta

We are pleased to announce a major new film commission with Imran Perretta, co-commissioned with Chisenhale Gallery, London and the Whitworth, The University of Manchester to be presented at the partner venues across 2019-20. Join our mailing list to keep up to date with news. For press enquiries, contact jane.faram@spikeisland.org.uk. read on →


Spike Island Winter 2018 Brochure

News Media 23 January 2018

Spike Island Winter 2018 Brochure

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


Lubaina Himid wins the 2017 Turner Prize

News 06 December 2017

Lubaina Himid wins the 2017 Turner Prize

We are delighted to announce that Lubaina Himid has won the Turner Prize 2017 for her widely-acclaimed trio of shows: solo exhibitions Navigation Charts at Spike Island, Bristol and Invisible Strategies at Modern Art Oxford, alongside her participation in the group exhibition The Place is Here at Nottingham Contemporary. The judges praised her ‘uncompromising tackling of issues including colonial history and how racism persists today’.  Alex Farquharson, director of Tate Britain and ... read on →


Winter Opening Hours

News 01 December 2017

Winter Opening Hours

Spike Island and Spike Island Café are open to visitors until Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Tuesday 2 January 2018. Kim Yong-Ik's exhibition I Believe My Works Are Still Valid continues to 17 December 2017. Spike Island's galleries close for installation from 18 December 2017.  Our next exhibition opening in 2018 is a solo exhibition by Iman Issa. read on →


Spike Island autumn 2017 brochure

News Media 13 September 2017

Spike Island autumn 2017 brochure

Browse our autumn 2017 brochure. 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 →