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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 →


Volunteers' Week at Spike island

31 May 2016

Volunteers' Week at Spike island

It's Volunteers' Week (1 to 12 June 2016) and we're celebrating the achievements of our fantastic volunteers here at Spike Island

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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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Helen Sear, …the rest is smoke, representing Wales in Venice

07 May 2015

Helen Sear, …the rest is smoke, representing Wales in Venice

Spike Film and Video are delighted to have worked with Ffotogallery on the AV design and installation for Helen Sear’s …the rest is smoke, Cymru yn Fenis/Wales in Venice at the 56th International Art Exhibition.

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Announcing the artists chosen for the Film Open 2015

29 April 2015

Announcing the artists chosen for the Film Open 2015

'The programme features some of the best works by emerging artists from across the country' Steven Cairns, ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image

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Calling The Shots to run Random Acts in the South West for ACE and C4

10 February 2015

Calling The Shots to run Random Acts in the South West for ACE and C4

Calling The Shots (CTS) is to run a three-year project to nurture new talent in the south west. The new Random Acts Network, funded by the Arts Council England, will support young filmmakers of all backgrounds to create short films for Channel 4s Random Acts strand. Working with a broad range of partners, including Spike Film and Video and the Universities of Gloucester and Plymouth, ... read on →


New Edit Suite Facilities at Spike Island

04 February 2015

New Edit Suite Facilities at Spike Island

Spike Film and Video have a newly installed edit suite available for dry hire or with an experienced editor to suit your project. We can provide advice on workflows and management of your project through post-production to exhibition delivery.

The 4K based edit suite runs Avid Media Composer, Adobe Creative Cloud, Final Cut Pro and Da Vinci Resolve, with broadcast HD Grading monitor, 4k Ultra-HD resolution display, 4K hardware input/outputs and Blackmagic broadcast quality scopes, meters and monitors. Control surfaces can be arranged if required.

This new facility provides somewhere suitable to test projects before delivery, for viewings with artists and clients or as a private meeting room with high end display and playback capabilities.

The edit suite complements our additional services which include the handling and delivery of a wide range of video formats for exhibition and distribution through our professional workstations running high end conversion and transcoding software.

Dry hire daily rate: £125

Day rates with operator/editor from £300

Spike Film and Video provides specialist exhibition, production and post-production services to the art and heritage sectors. Our experience, knowledge and resources enable us to deliver large-scale moving image installations and film and video productions. We have an extensive range of presentation equipment available for hire at low rates by artists and organisations.

Contact Ali Roche or Andy Moss at Spike Island with any hire or project enquiries.


Open Call: announcing a new programme for UK based artists

21 January 2015

Open Call: announcing a new programme for UK based artists

Wysing Arts Centre, Eastside Projects, New Contemporaries, S1 Artspace, Spike Island and Studio Voltaire, invite applications from artists for The Syllabus; a new programme that will support ten artists across ten months.

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Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 at Spike Island and additional off-site venue

30 August 2013

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 at Spike Island and additional off-site venue

For the first time, Spike Island will take over a new off-site venue in the heart of Bristol.

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