[This] Place and Partners In Print
– 2 Exhibitions
FAIR SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER
Spike Print Studio, Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
This year, Bristol becomes the first city in England to join Fair Saturday, a global movement which aims to boost arts, culture and social causes every last Saturday of November. Beginning in Bilbao, Spain in 2014, Fair Saturday has since grown into a global festival.
Fair Saturday Bristol aims to harness the creativity, curiosity and social conscience of our city, bringing together charities with cultural organisations in the city to sing, shout, create and reflect, and explore what it means to be a fair society, raising funds to support social causes in the process.
Spike Island are opening the building to host Fair Saturday events click on link below to see what is happening
Asylum seekers and refugees from Borderlands Drop-in Centre, worked at Spike Print Studio over the past year to produce a remarkable series of prints. These convey 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.
Spike Print Studio offers free monthly workshops to asylum seekers and refugees.
Showing at the same time:
Partners in Print
A second chance to see work from our launch exhibition which was held at UWE Bower Ashton in October 2018.
Spike Print Studio (SPS) and University of the West of England (UWE) are establishing an exciting new venture that embraces the multifaceted nature of the professional print studio. The project will 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.
What is the theme/aim? of the Exhibition?
This exhibition brings together artists who have worked in both organisations through the opportunities created for them. It gives them space to tell their story about openings created and where it has led them.
What is happening?
The exhibition reflects the extraordinary talent and output of those involved, supported by artist statements on their experience of working collaboratively with SPS and UWE. The artists will be present at the Private View to talk about their work in more detail.
What happens next?
The exhibition is the starting point for gathering support and patronage for developing UWE and SPS’s collaborative educational editioning project which will create opportunities for young people to work in a professional artistic environment with a wide range of artists and editioners. Working in print will allow them to develop their artistic practice whilst being supported by a wide range of practitioners able to guide, advice and promote them.
Nick Greenglass and John Lynch Peter Reddick Bursary
Andrew Wilson SPS/UWE Scholarship
Prerna Chandiramani SPS/UWE Technician
Gilly Thompson UWE Alumni
Emma Stibbon RA UWE/SPS Alumni
Roxanne Goffin Member Technician/UWE Alumni
Demi Insall Peter Reddick Bursary/ Member Technician
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