SPS to award prize at the National Original Print Exhibition

The National Original Print Exhibition is a new open submission print exhibition established by the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers, with the aim of promoting the best of printmaking to a wider audience. SPS will be awarding the prize of a year’s key holder membership to one of the exhibitors whose work demonstrates the most innovative use […]

Posted September 14, 2014

RBSA Print Biennial exhibtion

John Lynch’s Royal Mail: V2 wins First Prize at the Royal Birmingham Society of the Arts Print Biennial 2014.     Royal Mail: V2 is the second version of Lynch’s Royal mail woodcuts, Version 1 was shown at the Royal Academy Summer show this year.    The Print is a Technicolor themed Remodelling of the old […]

Posted September 7, 2014

Esmé Clutterbuck- Selected artist at International Print Biennale

One of our new members, Esmé Clutterbuck has recently been selected out of 760 applicants to  participate in the  International Print Biennale  in Newcastle.  “These prints are part of a larger body of work concerned with hair. They link to my memories of scribbling and drawing or trying to write as a young child; I […]

Posted August 31, 2014

Pirrip Press at Newlyn Fish Festival

We wanted to let you know about the two limited edition prints we’ve produced for the 2014 Newlyn Fish Festival. The first print is a two colour tour of the sights of Newlyn – we enjoyed sitting down and making lists of all the buildings around the town: Spot the Lovell’s broccoli & bean, the […]

Posted August 18, 2014

Corresponding With Conflict

A compelling new exhibition project commemorating WWI commissioned by the University of Bristol Theatre Collection, with financial support from the Friends of the Theatre Collection.The Theatre Collection are pleased to invite South West based artist Clare Thornton to return once again as their artist in residence and work alongside the Keepers of the Theatre Archives […]

Posted July 29, 2014

Southmead Hospital exhibition

The new Southmead Hospital in Bristol has invited Spike Print Studio to curate a series of exhibitions over the next two years. Here is a glimpse of the first show, which will run until November. Photographs by Jo Hounsome Photography 

Posted July 20, 2014

Print Club Bristol soft Launch at Open Day

  This Initiative has been set up by Spike Print Studio to help the public understand and enjoy original print and see how it can be a great way to start collecting contemporary art. SPS hosted a very successful Open Day where members of the public were invited to come to the studio to learn about […]

Posted July 8, 2014

Thirteen Ways of Looking Backward

A Book Arts project by Liz Bird. The project started when an old friend from the US came to stay in France and brought with him his new partner, Jean McGarry. They both teach at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, where Jean has been Director of the Writing Seminars for many years. She is a […]

Posted June 9, 2014

FOFI and SPS- print project

Spike Print Studio was at the launch party of Festival Of Football Ideas this Friday June 30th to play table football with a twist. The football was altered to release ink as invited guests played a match.  The results of this innovative game will be used to create an Edition of 11 colour prints that will […]

Posted June 2, 2014

Meet May’s artist- Jane Ormes

Darling Birds of May, by Jane Ormes, is the fifth original print in our Spike print Studio 2014 calendar. Jane is known for her decorative and often humorous silkscreen prints, which frequently depict birds and / or beasts in ridiculous and unexplained situations. You can see more of her work at or at www.Facebook/

Posted May 21, 2014