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Spike Island

Spike Island is a place for the production and exhibition of contemporary art and design. It has a varied programme of events and exhibitions running throughout the year across two galleries and a project space. Many exhibitions are the outcome of residencies awarded by Spike Island.

Bristol

United Kingdom
Address:
133 Cumberland Road
BS1 6UX
Phone: 0117 929 2266
Fax: 0117 929 2066
Website: www.spikeisland.org.uk


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Current Exhibitions

Lands End, Ruth Claxton - Gallery 1:
Lands End (2008-9) is a series of glittering components that together evoke an otherworldly landscape; a technological, rather than a natural sublime. The landscape is populated with porcelain figurines, transposed from the mantelpiece to the gallery. The figures are enraptured by the colourful items that obscure their vision and punctuate the elaborate sculptural environment, creating a series of tableaux vivants. Paths have been created through the installation’s reflective surfaces: the work is waiting for its audience. Lands End is reconfigured by the artist into new scenarios at each venue since all the galleries taking part in the tour have different architectural features which need to be addressed. Claxton has therefore produced new elements for Spike Island in response to the scale and volume of Gallery 1.

Crossroads, David Blandy - Gallery 2:
Crossroads (2009) is a new video commission complete with replica Juke Joint Shack that will tour to Turner Contemporary, Margate as part of an Arts Council England National Touring Exhibition initiated by Spike Island. The work has also bee... [ Read all ]


Forthcoming Exhibitions

Amanda Beech
Elizabeth Price
Sonia Boyce


Previous Exhibitions

Richard Long & Simon Starling
This is the Place - Matt White


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Press Releases

Press Contact:
Lori Taylor
Spike Island
133 Cumberland Road, Bristol
BS1 6UX

Tel: 0117 929 2266
email: lori.taylor@spikeisland.org.uk


Location And Getting There

Situated on the southern end of Bristol’s historic docks, the former 1960s Brook Bond tea packing factory sits behind the SS Great Britain and near the Ardmann Studios opposite the New Avon Cut waterway.


Contact-Directors/Staff

Chris Coppock, Director
Marie-Anne McQuay, Curator
Lori Taylor, Marketing
Isabel Jones, Office Manager
Laura Noble, Operations
Toby Huddlestone, Technical


Opening Times

Tuesday - Sunday 11.00-18.00