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Spike Print Studio offers free monthly workshops to asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands.

Borderlands is a Drop-in Centre for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Bristol. The people who attend  have the common experience of being displaced from their families, their friends, their communities and their landscapes. Most of the people who attend Borderlands are not proficient in the English Language. Yet they need to be able to communicate – to tell their stories – of their experiences and of their homes and communities. Those who attend Borderlands also have the opportunity to attend printmaking sessions at Spike Print Studio

Asylum seekers and refugees who have  worked at Spike Print Studio over the past year have produced a remarkable series of prints which were exhibited at Spike Print Studio in November.  These conveyed their shared experience of being displaced from their families, their friends, their community and their landscapes and adjusting now to a sense of belonging in their new homeland.

Monoprint by attendee on refugee workshop

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  • Member Technician Scheme

    An excellent opportunity for our members who, in return for 3 hours work supporting the Technical Manager, receive keyholder membership, training, materials credit and a learning programme credit.

  • Partners in Print

    Joint project between SPS and UWE to grow community engagement by creating sustainable opportunities for learning, exhibiting, editioning and professional development for young people who would not otherwise have access to such opportunities.

  • UWE Member Technician

    We have created this opportunity for professional development practice for an MA MDP student. 

  • Young Person Technician Scheme

    Our first young person technician joined us October for 2 months work experience and enjoyed it so much we offered him a role for 10 months.

  • Show Me How

    Show Me How is an innovative community printmaking education project that creates opportunities for young people who have limited access to the arts.

  • This Place

    Spike Print Studio offers free monthly workshops to asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands.

  • SPS/UWE Scholarship

    Working in partnership, SPS and UWE, Bristol are creating opportunities for UWE, Bristol students and Spike Print Studio members.

  • Artist donated prints

    A number of artists have been kind enough to donate work to help us fundraise for equipment