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Clare Cutts at Zillah Bell

September 12, 2018

The Original Print Show 2017 is a selection of this year’s Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. This major exhibition, curated by Senior Royal Academician Norman Ackroyd, will include originals by some of the UK’s most respected contemporary artists. This year the show concentrates on four artist including our very own Care Cutts – well done Clare! The Private View will […]

UWE SPS Scholarships 2018–2019 announced

August 20, 2018

This month we announced the successful applicants for the UWE SPS Scholarships for the coming year. Congratulations to Sara-Jane Gautlett, Justyna Medon and Zoe Tissandier from Spike Print Studio and Miranda Harris (MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking), Zoe Power (MA Multi-disciplinary Printmaking) and Maria Quintet (BA Drawing and Print) from UWE. Watch this space for more information about […]

Leonie Bradley – Peter Reddick bursary award 2018

August 16, 2018

Leonie Bradley has been selected for The Peter Reddick Bursary Award 2018. Leonie will spend 2018-2019 making new work at Spike Print Studio supported by this bursary. Artist’s statement: “I work in a wide range of media including filmmaking, etching, making artists’ books, linocut and wood engraving. I get repeatedly drawn back to wood engraving as […]

Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2018

August 15, 2018

Congratulations to our members who have been selected to exhibit at the Woolwich Contemporary Print Fair 2018: Anna Harley, Anna Marrow, Chitra Merchant, Clare Cutts, Ian Chamberlain, Jess Bugler, Prerna Chandiramani and Ros Ford. The fair will be held between 22–25 November 2018 at Building 17, Cartridge Place,  Royal Arsenal Riverside, Woolwich, London, SE18 6ST. Thursday: 11.00 […]

Print-centric – a UWE SPS exhibition

July 17, 2018

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 […]

Spike ladies at the RA 250th Summer Show!

June 6, 2018

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 […]

Gail Mason – Success at Printfest

May 23, 2018

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.

Motoharu Asaka – Woodblock print workshop

May 23, 2018

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 […]

Sarah Duncan’s artist residency in Hämeenkyrö, Finland

April 16, 2018

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 […]

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

April 16, 2018

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 […]

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