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Meet this years recipient of the Peter Reddick Award.

The 2015-2016 Peter Reddick Award for Innovation in Relief Printing was awarded to Demi Insall. Spike Print Studio offers this bursary with a value of £1500 to a new graduate to support his or her practice in relief printing. We are particularly interested in graduates who are innovative and experimental while using the oldest of print […]

Posted January 23, 2016

Mix It Up student’s work selected for Goldsmiths exhibition.

Amy Hutchings, who recently did the Mix It Up course at Spike Print Studio has had three of her lithographic prints selected for the ProCreate Project at Goldsmiths. In recent work, Amy has been inspired to translate her feelings surrounding pregnancy, childbirth and raising small children. Who she is; what she represents – has all […]

Posted January 16, 2016

Looking back at 2015

2015 has been another jam packed year full of exhibitions, events and members’ achievements. Importantly, Print Club Bristol was launched to great success. The night was supported by Smithson Gallery with guest speaker Paul Laidler. Later in the year, Print Club Bristol hosted a fantastic workshop by Master Ukiyoe woodblock carver, Motoharu Asaka.   Aoife Barrett completed her Peter […]

Posted January 10, 2016

Piet Oudolf Print, editioned by SPS.

Spike Print Studio has proudly editioned a Piet Oudolf drawing for the Hauser & Wirth garden in Somerset. The print is a 4 colour separation screenprint, entitled Garden, Bruton. Measuring 60 x 111 cm, it is an edition of 100, printed on Heritage Rag. Irena Czapska, Katy Chard, Libby Lloyd and Alex Higlett were the editioning team behind this large […]

Posted January 6, 2016

12 days of Christmas

Visit Spike Print Studio’s online shop to discover something different this Christmas. As well as Fine Art prints there are vouchers  for sale to pay for courses, workshops & materials. Or…treat yourself to a place on one of our courses in 2016 instead! It really is the best way to beat the winter blues. There are still a few remaining […]

Posted December 7, 2015

Meet the SPS Member Technicians: Charlotte Biszewski, Sam Emm & Monika Rycerz

As part of the studio restructure, SPS has recently introduced 2 more Member Technician positions. Member Technicians work for 3 hours a week, assisting the Studio Technical Manager with day to day tasks. Their responsibilities are: to promote Health and Safety, to aid in the supervision and assistance of members & to help maintain the facilities in a […]

Posted November 29, 2015

Rodney Harris- Relief Print Show at Bristol University

This week, Spike Print Studio was invited to the Private View of Rodney Harris’s exhibition at the Wills Memorial Tower, Bristol University. Bristol based artist Rodney Harris  joined the School of Earth Sciences in January 2015 for a creative collaboration between himself and staff as well as students in the School. The artist in residence project […]

Posted November 22, 2015

Book Arts: Hand Printed Artists’ Books Course – End of Year Show

Time: Monday 30 November 6-8pm (drinks)             Tuesday 1 Dec 10am – 5pm Venue: Spike Print Studio, Spike Island, Bristol                                        As students of the one-year, Hand-Printed Artists Books course, we invite you to join us in […]

Posted November 15, 2015

‘Semi Permanent Collections’ by Emma Gregory

16 October 2015 – 2 April 2016 Victoria Gallery & Museum, Liverpool Gallery 5, first floor galleries   The Victoria Gallery and Museum’s new temporary exhibition is a solo show by artist Emma Gregory. Work began on the project three years ago when, whilst drawing in the University’s stored fauna collections following an invitation from Senior […]

Posted November 14, 2015

Laurie Lax on Axisweb

Every month an artist from Axisweb’s directory is invited to speak about their practice. Last month Laurie Lax was interviewed. Laurie is currently doing Martyn Grimmer’s 10 week etching course and in her interview she explains how she wants to explore  ‘sequential drawing’ through etching. ”…I’ve just started an etching course at Spike Print with the brilliant […]

Posted November 8, 2015