Peter Reddick Bursary Awardee 2023-2024

We are really pleased to announce that Lee Nutland will be the recipient of this prestigious award for 2023-2024.  We look forward to working with him in the studio, seeing his work evolve.   l to r: Maidens close up; charcoal sketch; stones; Stanton Drew

Posted August 1, 2023

Refugee Workshop 3 June 2023

  Amy Hutchings ran a very productive workshop with Borderlands refugees recently and these are a few examples of their work – linocut was the chosen process.  Good choice!

Posted June 5, 2023

Refugees’ Workshop Saturday 4 March 2023

A few images from the most recent of our ongoing refugee workshops led by Amy Hutchings with help from Dean Cooke and Maria Quintin on Saturday 4 March.  

Posted March 9, 2023

Refugees’ Workshop 11 Feburary 2023

Amy Hutchings runs our free monthly Refugee Workshops.  She says: “We had the most lovely workshop on Saturday, with ten of us in total. We had six participants – two who had never visited,  and Nasa who came last around four years ago. We had a varied and active studio with  trace monoprint – the most […]

Posted February 13, 2023

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 February 11, 2023

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