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Preview: Friday 2 May, 6 - 9pm
Saturday 3 May - Monday 5 May, 11 - 5pm


Join us for the annual Spike Island Open weekend 2014.


The hugely popular annual Open Studios weekend invites visitors to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory. Now an international centre for art and design, Spike Island is a vibrant hub of creativity for Bristol and the South West and is home to over 70 artists’ studios, a print studio, UWE fine art and curatorial courses, as well as many other creative practitioners including designers, film-makers, animators and photographers.

Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol
BS1 6UX

Download our Open 2014 brochure here or find out more on the Spike Island website.

This year the Open is part of Bristol Art Weekender, a city-wide celebraton of art which will see exhibitions, events and surprises all over Bristol.

We look forward to welcoming you to our studios!

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Colin Higginson, studio 45, commissioned to create new artwork at the Canal & River Trust.
Rodney Harris, studio 37, awarded spring residency at The Clay Studio in Philadelphia.
Kamina Walton, studio 81, awarded place on Extend Arts Leadership Programme
Plenderleith Scantlebury, studio 46, celebrate 10 years working together, fabricating artists' work.

Artist and writer Julie McCalden, studio 29, marks the anniversary with a text. The text will be available from studio 46 over the Open Studios weekend.
Image: David Martin, Still from video "Well thats good, blah blah", 2014.

Test Space Open 2014
Test Space is a project space run and curated by Spike Island Studio Holders for showing finished work and testing works in progress. For the Spike Open weekend Test Space hosts the first Test Space Open; a curated show resulting from a national call out.
 
The final show was selected from over 500 submissions by our panel: Marie-Anne McQuay (curator), Edwina Ashton (artist) and Ruth Claxton (artist).

Events

Oriel Davies Open



19 April – 18 June 2014
Howard Silverman / Studio 111
Oriel Davies Gallery
The Park, Newtown, Powys SY16 2NZ Wales
Telephone: +44 (0)1686 625041
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5pm Admission free
www.orieldavies.org
www.howardsilvermanartist.com

Art & Politics Reading Group


Wednesday 14 May, 6:30pm
Julie McCalden / Studio 29
Spike Associates Space
Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road
Bristol
BS1 6UX
www.juliemccalden.co.uk

Flecks of a Brighter Colour


Until 30 May, 2014
Louisa Fairclough / Studio
ICIA University of Bath 
Claverton Down
Bath
BA2 7AY
www.louisafairclough.com

Compositions for a Low Tide


Saturday 31 May, 8.15-9.15pm
Louisa Fairclough / Studio 19
Whitstable Biennale 2014
The Street, Tankerton Beach, Whitstable
www.louisafairclough.com
www.whitstablebiennale.com

Absolute Pitch


Saturday 31 May – 15 June
Louisa Fairclough / Studio 19
Whitstable Biennale 2014
Whitstable Museum and Art Gallery
5 Oxford Street, Whitstable
CT5 1DB
Open: Thur-Sun: 11:00-16:30
www.louisafairclough.com
www.whitstablebiennale.com

Tallinn Print Triennial, Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia



Until 1 June 2014
Annabelle Craven-Jones / Studio 32
LITERACY – ILLITERACY / KIRJAOSKUS – KIRJAOSKAMATUS
16th Tallinn Print Triennial
Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn, Estonia
www.triennial.ee/en/
www.cruisecallas.com

Art Across The City 2014, Swansea


Until Sunday 1 June
Lisa Scantlebury / Studio 46
Swansea
lisascantlebury.com
www.locwsinternational.com

Fantabulous Journey


Thursday 5 June 6-9pm
Steve Joyce / Studio 42
Commons Building
Bath Spa University
Newton Park
Bath
BA2 9BN

Wander Web TV


Wednesday 6 June, 7pm
Richard Broomhall / Studio 26
Cultural Center Novi Sad
Petra Drapsina 3,
Novi Sad Serbia
www.fracturedether.co.uk/widemouth-point-1/
tamaralai01.wix.com/wander
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