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Printopia- How and Why Artists Reproduce

Exhibition runs 31st July 2015 to 5th September 2015  @ London Print Studio Sarah Duncan from Spike Print Studio is one of the invited artists. She will be exhibiting her lithographic print, 1.3 seconds. In 2014 Sarah spent two weeks at Kitt Peak National Observatory in Arizona, the largest collection of telescopes in the world. […]

Posted July 30, 2015

What You Have Done by Aoife Barrett

”I am interested in this human urge to set a line around our response to the world. Edges both define and release us; we search for them repeatedly in the visual field.  If drawing lines is a way of trying to make sense of the world then that is what I am doing through my […]

Posted July 25, 2015

Liz Miller and her Music Maps

It is the end of liz’s residency here at SPS and it concluded with an insightful talk about her practice. We got to see how her music maps have evolved over time through various print techniques and how she is branching out to work with musicians, animators and dancers to bring her work to life. More […]

Posted July 20, 2015

New home for SPS’s relief presses

The Gem and Albion have taken up new residence in the etching studio. Many thanks to Rod Harris for his time and tools to make this happen. We hope the relief printers will enjoy their new view and screenprinters appreciate the extra room.

Posted July 16, 2015

Liz Miller’s residency at SPS

Liz was awarded a prize by Spike Print Studio at the National Original Print Exhibition in September 2014 for the most innovative print, expressed through process, ideas and materials. Map making and cartography are the basis of Liz’s art practice, from using traditional landscape formats to investigating concepts that are yet unmapped. She mainly works with […]

Posted July 12, 2015

The London Illustration Fair

  SUMMER FESTIVAL: PSYCHEDELIA HOXTON ARCHES, LONDON JULY 10TH – 12TH   This is a great event and this year SPS members, Paul Farrell and Pirrip Press, will be exhibiting. Click here for more info about the festival. Paul Farrell will be showing his new series of prints, Zoorama with Material Gallery in London.   Meet The […]

Posted July 8, 2015

Rodney Harris Leverhulme Artist in Residence

The School of Earth Sciences is collaborating with Spike Island artist Rodney Harris to explore new and innovative ways of interpreting William Smith’s geological map.  “The artist in residence project in the School of Earth Sciences will focus on how a contemporary interpretation of Smith’s original geological map might be achieved. It will explore the […]

Posted June 27, 2015

Look back at MA Multi-disciplinary Print Show

This year’s MA print graduate show at UWE didn’t disappoint. SPS has strong links to this MA course and many students are members of the studio. Here are some highlights from the exhibition.  Sarah Duncan    Monika Rycerz    Charlotte Biszewski    Aoife Barrett    Anthony Llyod    Caroline Case

Posted June 22, 2015

Success at RA Summer show for SPS members

Lisa Takahashi’s print ‘The Chain Gang’ is in this year’s RA Summer Exhibition and the edition sold out in under 7 hours on Buyer’s Day. The merchandise shop have also sold out of the A4 miniprints they made of her work, but they still have postcards. Petra Regent was awarded the Royal Academy British Institution […]

Posted June 14, 2015

Impressions- Fine Art Print Expo 2015

Established in 1988, Impressions is Ireland’s longest running open submission print exhibition. It encourages, promotes and exhibits the best of printmaking in Ireland.  This is particularly evident in the growth of printmaking workshops and collectives as well as the continued success of others across Ireland. This year any art work such as textiles, sculpture or installation art, […]

Posted June 3, 2015