Ever wanted to own an original print by an internationally famous artist? Spike Print Studio, as part of the OPEN STUDIOS event at Bristol’s Spike Island, is holding –

A one day only original print auction on Sunday 1 May at 4pm.

Artists who have donated prints to the auction include internationally renowned artist/printmakers Norman Ackroyd and Emma Stibbon. The quality will be high, the bidding process exciting – the event itself could form part of an interesting and thought provoking visit to the Print Studio. Viewing from 7pm Friday 29 April.  Leave a sealed bid.

Also as part of the SPIKE ISLAND OPEN STUDIOS this year there will be the opportunity to MAKE A PRINT for a £1, an exhibition of studio members’ prints and a specially curated print exhibition exploring ideas around the concept of HOME.

The Open Studios event will run at Spike Island from  Sat 30 April to Monday 2 May. Open from 11-5pm. Entrance free. Opening evening Friday 29 7-9

Artists who have donated prints – many of whom are known both regionally and nationally: Katy Chard, Mary Collett, Irena Czapska, Clare Cutts, Kerry Day, Julie Dyer, Charlotte Farmer, Ann Gover, Tina Hill, Jacknife, Tamsin John, Lee Kellgren, Anna Marrow, Chitra Merchant, Huw Morgan, Frankie Partridge, Marry Rouncefield, Alison Scott Baumann, Ivana Svabic Cannon, Liz Timms, Simon Tozer, Theo Wood, Estelle Browne, Catherine Volk, Elaine cooper, Caroline Case, Wendy French, Liz Bird, Jane Ormes.

Proceeds from the auction are in support of new studio equipment to benefit members and classes.