Gail Mason “Breathe”

“Breathe” is a new exhibition by multi award-winning printmaker and artist Gail Mason. The exhibition is a collection of works which serve as a reminder to take time out from busy lives and to appreciate the wonder and space that the natural landscape provides. Through the paintings, Gail plays with the experience of a journey […]

Posted January 29, 2018

Shape Arts Open

Congratulations to Amy Hutchings who has been selected for this years Shape Open The 2018 Shape Open, this year titled “Collective Influence”, is a group exhibition of artwork created by both disabled and non-disabled artists in response to provocations such as: what influences you? How does influence go further than inspiration? What power does influence have to […]

Posted January 22, 2018

UWE SPS Scholarship

Ruth Ander is one of our UWE SPS scholars. Ruth gets her inspiration from water, light and vapour. Her techniques are perfectly suited to expressing these inspirations. Delicate, translucent drifts of colour on fine tissue paper and traditional hand-made Japanese paper. Painted prints or printed paintings – the results are multi-layered impressions. Her prints are […]

Posted January 17, 2018

UWE SPS Scholarship

Amy Hutchings has been selected as one of our Spike Print Studio and UWE  scholars. Amy says “I have been recently working with a key Ophthalmologist from Bristol University on a collaborative project. The project involves visually interpreting their research and advances in sight restoration, which has prompted me to think about a broader audience, […]

Posted January 15, 2018

Printing ‘Caldera Overlook’ by Emma Stibbon

In summer 2017 Emma Stibbon printed Caldera Overlook, her largest work to date at Spike Print Studio.  Together with Amy-Jane Blackwell of Ink on Paper Press and Lisa Takahashi, artist and tutor at Spike Print Studio, they spent many arduous hours realising this extraordinary work and producing an edition of 10.

Posted December 14, 2017

Lisa Takahashi interview with Liz K Miller

Here is a link to an interview with Liz K Miller, by one of our members Lisa Takahashi.

Posted November 28, 2017

Sandra Cocks prize at RWA

Well done to Sandra Cocks who has won the “Marcus Fitzgibbon Memorial Purchase Prize” at the 165th RWA Open Exhibition. Her woodcut ‘Ninety Six” edition 90, has taken inspiration from the 96 people who died at the Hillsborough football stadium disaster in 1989. ‘Ninety Six’  has also been chosen to be the cover of November/December issue of […]

Posted October 5, 2017


Private View 6 – 9pm on Friday 29th Sept The exhibition is a reunion of printmakers from Spike Print Studio and the Atelier des Lilas in Paris, following on from an exhibition in October 2015 at Roumainville,  which celebrated pairings of printmakers from each studio who had collaborated in producing work. It is expected that […]

Posted September 11, 2017

End of Year Show

This exhibition celebrates the success, creativity and hard work of the students who have completed our 1 year Portfolio courses with examples of screenprinting, relief prints, etching, photopolymer, textile screen printing, paper structures, and collagraph. Centrespace gallery, 6 Leonard Lane, Bristol July 22, 24 – 26th 10 -4pm PV Saturday 22nd July (10 – 1pm)

Posted July 20, 2017


SPLASH Summer Exhibition featuring contemporary artists: Rebecca Barnard, Anthony Frost, Gail Mason, Angie Kember, Terri Hogan, Simon Ledson and Derek Nice ​Preview: Friday 14th July 6.30 – 8.30 ​Show continues until Friday 11th August Open daily 10am – 4pm. Closed Sunday ​

Posted July 12, 2017