Spike Island Open Studios 2016

Private View: Friday 29 April (6-9pm)

Date: Saturday 30 April – Monday 2 May (11am-5pm)
Venue:  Spike Print Studio, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

As part of  Spike Island’s Open Studios, we at SPS are holding a number of exciting events which will also help us fundraise for the studio.

2016 is our 40th year anniversary and we urgently need to upgrade a range of well used screen printing and etching equipment.  New and upgraded equipment is vital to our ability to help people make and produce exciting, cutting edge and creative prints. £40K will do the trick!  You can find out more about fundraising for the studio here.

Vandercook Press Demo and Print

Sunday 1 May,  2pm
Monday 2 May,  2pm

Georgina Hounsome (SI Director) and Charlotte Biszewski (Member Technician) will produce two limited editioned prints using the fabulous Vandercook  press.  They will print the final colour at the set times above and these will be available to buy on the day. Prices TBA.

Peter Reddick RWA
A Backward Glance Mini Book

Peter was the co-founder of Spike Print Studio and Spike Island Artspace and in 2007 we hosted A Backward Glance’ – a major retrospective of his work.

At the time, he made these small, exquisite prints especially for Spike Print Studio and we have 70 left.   These will be on sale at Open Studios and all proceeds from their sales go directly to fundraising for equipment upgrades.  We have kept them at their original price of £35 as Peter firmly believed that good art should be accessible for everyone.

Artist: Peter Reddick
Title: A Backward Glance Mini Book
Wood engraving
Price: £35

Exclusive Print by Emma Stibbon RA

Emma has generously donated a print to the studio.  Night Summit is made from a recent voyage Emma made to Svalbard in the High Arctic. The intaglio print is published by SPS and expertly editioned by Gilly Thompson  All proceeds will go towards development of the studio.

Print Details
Artist:  Emma Stibbon
Title:  Night Summit
Edition no: 40 (1p/p; 1 BAT; 4 a/ps)
Image & paper size: 40 x 35 cm
Medium: photopolymer
Paper: somerset satin 300gm
Editioner:  Gilly Thompson
Price: £265
Available: 29 April 2016
Enquiries to or call 0117 929 0135.