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Bristol Family Arts Festival 2017

14 August 2017

Bristol Family Arts Festival 2017

Bristol Family Arts Festival returns this October for a month long citywide celebration of creativity. 

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Listen again: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan talks about her debut novel

02 August 2017

Listen again: Rowan Hisayo Buchanan talks about her debut novel

Listen again to Rowan Hisayo Buchanan talking about her debut novel Harmless Like You at Spike Island Novel Writers

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Spike Island summer reading

02 August 2017

Spike Island summer reading

A shortlist of books we recommend you read this summer

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Listen again: JJ Bola talks about his debut novel

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 Novel Writers.

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

28 June 2017

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

A study to help contemporary arts organisations expand their audiences is being developed by researchers as part of a new project.

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Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

27 June 2017

Spike Island summer 2017 brochure

Browse our summer 2017 programme

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

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.

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Syllabus III artists announced

20 June 2017

Syllabus III artists announced

Ten artists have been selected for Syllabus III, a national, alternative peer led learning programme.

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National Volunteers' Week 2017

07 June 2017

National Volunteers' Week 2017

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.

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Spike Island Open 2017 programme

19 April 2017

Spike Island Open 2017 programme

Browse the online programme for Spike Island Open 2017

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Spike Island spring 2017 programme

23 March 2017

Spike Island spring 2017 programme

Browse our spring 2017 programme

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Video: Lubaina Himid, Naming The Money

17 March 2017

Video: Lubaina Himid, Naming The Money

Artist Lubaina Himid discusses her installation Naming the Money (2004) included her exhibition 'Navigation Charts' at Spike Island, Bristol.

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Spike Island Winter 2017 programme

23 December 2016

Spike Island Winter 2017 programme

Browse our Winter 2017 programme

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Spike Island Autumn programme 2016

23 September 2016

Spike Island Autumn programme 2016

Browse a digital version of our Autumn 2016 programme. 

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Spike Island Autumn programme 2016

08 July 2016

Spike Island Autumn programme 2016

Browse a digital version of our Summer 2016 programme. Simply click to enlarge the brochure below and use the arrows to turn over a page. Download a pdf copy here.   read on →


Watch Patrick Staff's The Foundation on Vdrome

06 May 2016

Watch Patrick Staff's The Foundation on Vdrome

Vdrome screen Patrick Staff's The Foundation online until 14 May 2016

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Open Studios 2016 in pictures, tweets and videos

03 May 2016

Open Studios 2016 in pictures, tweets and videos

A selection of our favourite Open Studios posts shared online by visitors

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Syllabus II programme open for applications from artists

15 March 2016

Syllabus II programme open for applications from artists

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for Syllabus II; an alternative peer-led learning programme in its second year that will support ten artists across ten months.

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Spike Island celebrates Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Artspace’s 40th Anniversary

19 February 2016

Spike Island celebrates Heritage Lottery Fund grant for Artspace’s 40th Anniversary

Spike Island has received a Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant to celebrate the artists’ collective behind Spike Island.

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Listen again: Dan Fox, Pretentiousness: Why it Matters

18 February 2016

Listen again: Dan Fox, Pretentiousness: Why it Matters

Dan Fox introduces his new book — a timely defence of pretentiousness as a necessity for innovation and diversity in our culture.

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Listen again: Brian Catling, The Vorrh

17 February 2016

Listen again: Brian Catling, The Vorrh

Listen again to Brian Catling introducing his novel The Vorrh at Spike Island, as part of our Novel Writers series.

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Bursaries for the creation of new moving image work

16 February 2016

Bursaries for the creation of new moving image work

Spike Island and the Centre for Moving Image Research are offering artists based in the South West production bursaries of £1000 for the creation of new moving image work.

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Alice Motard appointed Chief Curator of CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

15 February 2016

Alice Motard appointed Chief Curator of CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux

Alice Motard, Curator at Spike Island, has been appointed Chief Curator of CAPC musée d’art contemporain de Bordeaux.

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Spike Island secures Arts Council England Capital grant

11 February 2016

Spike Island secures Arts Council England Capital grant

Spike Island has been awarded an Arts Council England Capital grant for 2016/17.

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Motion design studio SHOP produce the Superbowl backdrop

08 February 2016

Motion design studio SHOP produce the Superbowl backdrop

SHOP, a boutique motion design studio based in Spike Island, produced the visuals for Coldplay's half time set at the Super Bowl

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Creative Employment Programme: Technical Assistant

03 February 2016

Creative Employment Programme: Technical Assistant

We are currently recruiting for a Technical Assistant internship

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Spike Island Winter 2016 programme

21 December 2015

Spike Island Winter 2016 programme

Browse a digital version of our Winter 2016 programme

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Winter opening hours

04 December 2015

Winter opening hours

Details of Spike Island's winter opening hours.

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Spike Island Artist Editions at SUNDAY Art Fair

15 October 2015

Spike Island Artist Editions at SUNDAY Art Fair

Visit us at the 6th edition of SUNDAY Art Fair from 14 to 18 October. We are presenting Spike Island artist editions and publications, alongside Focal Point Gallery, S1 Artspace and Wysing Arts Centre. SUNDAY Art Fair is London’s emerging art fair. It aims to support the young, emerging and most exciting artists and the galleries who are nurturing them at the early stages in their careers.  You ... read on →


BBC Radio Bristol at Spike Island exhibitions previews

16 July 2015

BBC Radio Bristol at Spike Island exhibitions previews

Hear a tour we gave to BBC Radio Bristol inside Reto Pulfer and Patrick Staff's exhibitions.

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