SPS members, Artists in Residence at Agder Kunstnersenter, Norway

Georgina Hounsome & Alexandra Higlett have recently returned from their residency at Agder Kunstnersenter.  During their time in Norway they produced a collection of stories and illustrations. “ We work collaboratively on narrative-based projects. We aim for the stories we construct to rouse the imagination of the reader, and ensure the design and presentation of […]

Posted July 16, 2013

Contemporary Art Talk: Where is Print Going?

Where is Print Going?

June 27th! This informal talk looks at where printmaking finds a place (or not) in contemporary art of the last 50 years. How are artists using it today? is it disappearing as a way to make artwork? what is its function now?

Posted June 24, 2013

SPS members work at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

Anna Harley

Several Spike Print Studio members; Chitra Parvathy Merchant, Anna Harley, Ros Ford, Susan Gradwell, Anna Warsop and Emma Stibbon RA, have had work selected for the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy this year. Exhibiting members took part in the traditional Varnishing Day Reception yesterday, which was held in the galleries, preceded by a service […]

Posted June 5, 2013

May Open Studios 2013

We had a very busy bank holiday weekend and it was sunny (remember sunshine!) and despite the Bristol 10k run closing the road on Sunday.

Posted June 5, 2013

SPS Raffle at May Open

SPS Raffle

This year at the Spike Island Open, Spike Print Studio is holding a raffle to raise funds to improve the etching studio equipment which will benefit the learning programme, members and studio users.

Posted April 16, 2013

Talking Print

NEW DATE FOR POSTPONED TALK: We are delighted to have Gill Nicol with us at Spike Print Studio on Thursday 27 June 6-8 to raise the question… Other questions up for debate will be: How are artists using it today? Is it disappearing as a way to make artwork? What is its function now? Click to […]

Posted March 12, 2013

World Book Illustrator

SPS member, Rachel Bright is a writer of words, drawer of pictures and thinker of happy thoughts. Rachel has been chosen as World Book Illustrator this year.  With a cacophony of quirky characters tumbling tirelessly from her imagination, she is one of the South West’s most prolific talents. Creating a growing portfolio of beautifully imagined […]

Posted February 15, 2013

Make Something Good

Loads of fab courses coming up at Spike Print Studio in February and March 2013

Posted January 15, 2013

Lightworks exhibition

For one weekend only Spike Print Studio members, Lee Kellgren, Hilary Prosser, Katie Reynolds, Colin Rhodes and Gilly Thompson will be exhibiting intaglio works which use a photographic process. Come and join the artists on Saturday 10th of November between 1pm – 3pm to discuss the processes they use and the inspiration behind the pieces. […]

Posted October 23, 2012

What our members are up to

Our members continue to be brilliant!  Our studio is very well represented  the RE Open at Bankside (finished 2 September) and Maria Bowers won the Printmaking  Today Prize which is an editorial feature in Printmaking Today.  Well done Maria! Other members included are Ros Ford, Paul Thirkell, Rob Manners and Gilly Thompson. Chitra Merchant, Gilly […]

Posted October 10, 2012