This Place: Refugee Printmaking Workshops at Spike Print Studio

Exciting news! The printmaking sessions with Borderlands restarted on 5th November 2022. This is a wonderful opportunity for refugees to access professional print studio space and equipment and explore printmaking. It’s the best way to spend a Saturday morning. Held once a month, the workshops really benefit from Spike members contributing their expertise and time. […]

Posted November 7, 2022

RWA 169 Open Exhibition

Congratulations to so many of our Members showcased in this year’s Open Exhibition at the RWA! The exhibition in the beautifully reburbished building is on until 8.1.23  with selected prints from many of our members, including Sandy Cocks, Sally Pike, Ivana Svabic-Cannon, Elaine Cooper, Martine Baldwin, Jacqui Watkins, Tuba Ustuner, Jess Townsend, Cate Davey, Julie […]

Posted October 19, 2022

Young Carers Monoprint Workshop

  As you may be aware, some of our amazing tutors run creative workshops in partnership with various charities. Most recently, our Mobile Print Project has been working with the Carers Support Centre to offer a creative outlet to young carers, some of whom are still in primary school!      Last session was all […]

Posted January 28, 2022

Combining a Home and Studio Printmaking Practice – Ruth Ander

I came to Bristol in 1998 to do a degree in illustration at Bower Ashton.  Since then I’ve been developing and honing my hand mono-printing. An advocate of low-tech printing, often on the kitchen table, and minimal materials (usually a smooth surface, rubber roller and oil paints), I’ve expanded my practice over the last couple […]

Posted January 11, 2022

Artists Sarah Duncan and Libby Lloyd nominated for Queen Sonja Print Award 2022

We are beyond chuffed that the very talented Sarah Duncan and Libby Lloyd have both been nominated for this prestigious award. The Queen Sonja Print Award has become the world’s leading award for graphic art and is presented every other year to a young, ambitious and promising artist who has excelled in the field of […]

Posted January 7, 2022

SPS demos at Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2021

Our member technician, Maria Quintin, took to the floor at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair with demos in intaglio and relief printmaking.  It sounds as if it was a very busy time with much interest in the processes and discovering the magic of print.  

Posted November 16, 2021

Spike Print Studio Mobile Print Project November update

November 2021 Amy Hutchings and Anna Haydock-Wilson  continue to deliver a far reaching community project.  We were awarded a Originators Funding by Bristol City Council City Arts Team to continue offering printmaking workshops to vulnerable communities across Bristol. As with our Home Print Project this fund will enables us to support arts activities for young […]

Posted November 11, 2021

RA Summer Exhibition 2021 – contd

Martine Baldwin has already sold over two thirds of this edition. “It is a large woodblock inspired by walkers on the beach at Brean printed from found wood from the Severn estuary.  I made it as a response to our common need for these vast open spaces which allow us to reconnect with who we […]

Posted October 6, 2021

RA Summer Exhibition 2021- Varnishing Day

Chitra Merchant, Sarah Duncan, Ros Ford, Anna Harley, Martine Baldwin, Lisa Takahashi, Emma Studd (collaborative work as Locker & Studd) and Emma Stibbon of course! Tutor Martyn Grimmer and SPS Trustee Ian Chamberlain were also included. Spike Island artists include Angela Lizon & Viv Baker. What a star cast and well done! It is a […]

Posted September 16, 2021

Spiked Coffee

A collaborative Risograph book from Spike Print Studio lockdown coffee mornings. The idea for our Risograph book came from a desire to celebrate our coffee mornings on Zoom, which started in the second lockdown. The weekly meetings have been so helpful in keeping spirits up and in keeping us all making. So coming together to […]

Posted July 22, 2021