Spike Island

Test SpaceVOLtsEchoes of Exclusion


1 to 16 September 2018


Free entry

Event type

Test Space

Preview: Friday 31 August, 6–8pm

VOLts (VOLunteers test space) are an eclectic group of emerging and established artists who also volunteer at Spike Island. Here they collaborate for the first time, drawing inspiration from the philosophical nature of Test Space, in particular the sensations of transience and dissociation that pervade the space.

This exhibition is the climax of their recent residency in Spike Island studios. The VOLts artists are: Shirley Alderton, Caroline Blake, Aloys Feeney, James Norman, Annie O’Connor, Sarah Ramsey, Cat Smith and Beckie Upton.

Test Space is programmed by studio holders based at Spike Island and offers artists a chance to exhibit new works and test ideas. Artists from within the Spike Island community and beyond are included.