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SPS members’ success at RWA Annual Open Exhibition.

The RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition – now in its 163rd year – is a highlight of the region’s art calendar. Attracting leading artists from throughout the UK, it is open to all, and often includes work by unknown exhibitors alongside well-known names. A selection panel assesses every entry and this year 593 works by 386 […]

Posted October 26, 2015

Hand-Printed Artists’ Books – exhibition

We Are Here: hand-printed artists’ books made at Spike Print Studio, Bristol   Time: Thurs 29 October – Weds 25 November 2015 Venue: Exeter Library, Castle Street, Exeter EX4 3PQ   Spike Print Studio’s 1 year Book Arts students will be exhibiting their work as part of the exhibition programme of Redefining Print. We Are […]

Posted October 19, 2015

Anna Harley in House & Garden

Posted October 19, 2015

SPS members shortlisted for WAC Awards

October 9 – 25 The WAC Awards is an open competition for contemporary visual art that is gaining praise and respect in Britain and abroad. It was established only four years ago by a group of artists and their friends in Wells, the cathedral city in South-West England. But a notion that came to life around kitchen […]

Posted October 10, 2015

A Print Club Bristol event

Last week, Print Club Bristol hosted a very special event; a workshop, demo & talk by the Master Ukiyoe woodblock carver, Motoharu Asaka. It was a rare opportunity to meet one of the last remaining master woodblock carvers in Japan, with more than 45 years experience. Elaine Cooper introduced the event and Louise Rouse, Motoharu’s assistant and apprentice, gave a […]

Posted October 5, 2015

Student becomes Master

The Magazine for The British Chamber of Commerce in Japan to promote Britain has written an article about SPS member Elaine Copper, entitled:  ”Welsh washi-maker invigorates traditional Japanese industry.” Click below to read. http://bccjacumen.com/student-becomes-master/

Posted October 5, 2015

Emma Gregory – Alkmaar residency

  For six weeks over the summer just gone the Grafisch Atelier Alkmaar moved its printing presses and its artists from the Jugendstil school building it occupies in the city centre to a huge deconsecrated church two blocks away to print and celebrate 40 years in business: GAA Druk Maken 2015 (trans.create pressure or make […]

Posted September 27, 2015

The Letterpress Collective studio visit

Spike Print Studio recently visited The Letterpress Collective at Centrespace in Bristol. Nick Hand, founder of the collective, showed us around and explained how the studio started. The Letterpress Collective spent 2013 gathering beautiful wood and lead type as well as collecting amazing printing presses including a lovely Heidelberg Windmill Platen (winched out of the store […]

Posted September 20, 2015

Little Honey Bee by Jane Ormes

SPS member, Jane Ormes has recently created this beautiful children’s book. It is available from all good book shops. In a spring garden, the flowers are slowly coming out as the weather warms up. As the flowers come, so too do bees and other forms of life. This follow-on from Little Tree is a simple […]

Posted September 13, 2015

Cultural Debris: Jono Boyle & Adam Koukoudakis

Private View: Thursday 17th September, 6.30 – 9.30pm, please RSVP Exhibition Continues: 18th – 24th September 2015, Open 10 – 7pm Daily Location: Jealous Gallery, 53 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3PT  Hosted & Curated By: Smithson Gallery Guest Curator: Ryan Lanji Smithson is proud to present two artists as they come together to unveil a […]

Posted September 6, 2015