Print-centric – a UWE SPS exhibition

PRINT-CENTRIC Five professional scholars and five recent graduates were selected for the first UWE/SPS Scholarship programme in July 2017. Over the past year they have been working to develop their  practices, creating opportunities for cross-pollination of ideas and broadening creative networks. Accessing alternative environments for printing, the graduate scholars headed to Spike Print Studio and the […]

Posted July 17, 2018

Spike ladies at the RA 250th Summer Show!

This year we have a been hugely successful at the Royal Academy 25th annual show “art made now” which has been curated by Grayson Perry RA. A huge congratulations to Anna Harley, Chitra Parvathy Merchant, Clare Cutts, Emma Stibbon, Frea Buckler and Ros Ford who were all handpicked to exhibit. The exhibition runs at the Royal Academy […]

Posted June 6, 2018

Gail Mason – Success at Printfest

Late Bloom, silkscreen monotype 75cmx75cm A huge congratulations to member Gail Mason, who came away with multiple awards at Printfest 2018 in Ulverstone, Cumbria earlier this month. She was awarded the Chris Benefield Memorial Award 2018 for her work Late Bloom pictured above, as well as the Visitors’ Choice Award 2018.

Posted May 23, 2018

Motoharu Asaka – Woodblock print workshop

This month we held a one day Japanese wood block print workshop with master ukiyoe carver Motoharu Asaka, who is one of the last few remaining to be traditionally trained in this craft. Motoharu Asaka first went overseas to teach in 2012, doing workshops at various institutions and events in Helsinki and London, and then […]

Posted May 23, 2018

Sarah Duncan’s artist residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland

Member Sarah Duncan’s drawings shown here are the result of her recent month-long residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland. Sarah says “During my time in Finland I was interested in how the element of water can absorb and reflect light in a variety of forms. The starting point for my work on the residency was wondering how I […]

Posted April 16, 2018

“On Paper” International Printmaking Award comes to Spike Print Studio

ON PAPER is a project to promote the art of printmaking and develop connections between printmakers around the world. It is based in Barcelona and run by an art association with Nuria Melero as a main organiser. The shortlisted artists for the On PAPER Award 2018 will be exhibited in the Spike Print Studio at Spike Island, Bristol […]

Posted April 16, 2018

Molly Lemon

Molly Lemon has be awarded a scholarship from Spike Print Studio to complete the 1 year Contemporary Relief course. I asked Molly to tell us about herself and her experience on the course. “As a printmaker in Bristol, Spike Print Studio was always somewhere I was interested in but had never found the time to […]

Posted February 22, 2018

Blank Light

Nick Greenglass exhibition at SPS This years Peter Reddick bursary awardee Nick Greenglass came to the award from a background in hybrid printmaking, developing techniques that mix a wide range of printing processes from digital inkjet, silkscreen, laser-cut and relief. With the Bursary being set up for artists seeking to advance relief printmaking in experimental […]

Posted February 5, 2018

Jess Bugler “Memory States”

 Jess Buglar is our current Peter Reddick Bursary Award winner. Jess Bugler explores the nature of traumatic memory in her exhibition Memory States at The Courtyard. Her work aims to evoke the extraordinariness of the traumatic narrative, where each piece is a captured fragment. An exploration of a state of memory. An attempt to convey something both […]

Posted January 30, 2018

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