Spike Print Studio
Bristol Contemporary Print Centre – an exceptional regional resource
Spike Print Studio is the largest open access print studio in the South West set up in 1976 by Peter Reddick RWA under the name Bristol Printmakers Workshop as part of the artist led initiative – Artspace. We have been delivering exceptional resources, inspirational training and a space for all, consistently since then.
We make printmaking accessible to all through our rich learning programme of courses, workshops and master classes, membership and open access. We provide training in contemporary and traditional printmaking in exceptional studio facilities for fine art printmaking. We actively promote artists, training and education for the public. We strongly believe in advancing printmaking education for all and in particular for young people and those who may not have access or opportunities.We feel that all young people should be given the opportunity to pursue their educational and professional goals.
Show Me How,our community printmaking programme, includes free monthly workshop for displaced people in Bristol in conjunction with the charity Borderlands, workshops on and offsite for young carers. We offer support for young homeless interested in the arts with access to courses and individual tuition and training opportunities.
Print Club, Bristol
Print Club Bristol is an initiative set up 10 years ago by Spike Print Studio to help the public understand original print and encourage people to start collecting print for enjoyment and investment.
Print Club Bristol promotes print created at Spike Print Studio by its artist members and residency artists. It brings exciting collectable work to those who may not have thought about collecting but more than anything the aim is for the public to enjoy print and what print can do.
Print Club Bristol is for everyone. Free to join and discounts at events.
We are currently revising Print Club, Bristol with a relaunch planned for later this year.
For more information visit printclubbristol.spikeprintstudio.org
Who we are:
Secretary: John Ford
Honorary Treasurer: Tuba Ustuner
Advisor: Huw Morgan
Administration Manager: Jess Townsend / Studio & Finance Manager: Katy Chard/ Studio Director: Irena Czapska
Learning Programme Co-ordinator: Jo Hounsome
Studio Technicians: Maria Quintin; Elliot Steele
Senior Member technician: Jess Pratten
Spike Print Studio is a co-founding group of Spike Island, an international centre for the development of contemporary art and design. It is a separate charity.