Spike Print Studio (then Bristol Printmakers) was a founding member of Artspace, a collective of artists who built affordable studio space in the old McArthurs’ Warehouse on the Harbourside. Artspace eventually moved to the old Brooke Bond Tea packing factory and went on to become Spike Island. You can find out more on Spike Island’s Artspace 40th Anniversary page.

The Film

A commissioned film directed by artist Kypros Kyprianou, weaving together archival and contemporary footage, from interviews with key figures in the development of Artspace, to footage of the industrial sites that Artspace repurposed, traced how we got ‘from there to here’ and revealed the people, places and wider socio-political situation in which Artspace was founded.