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12 days of Christmas

December 7, 2015

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 […]

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

November 29, 2015

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 […]

Rodney Harris- Relief Print Show at Bristol University

November 22, 2015

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 […]

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

November 15, 2015

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 […]

‘Semi Permanent Collections’ by Emma Gregory

November 14, 2015

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 […]

Laurie Lax on Axisweb

November 8, 2015

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 […]

Printing Bristol’s Heritage

November 7, 2015

A new project by one of SPS’s member technicians, Charlotte Biszewski.    Extracts taken from Charlotte’s blog:   The project involves the recent culminating force of letterpress which seems to be organically growing into my life. I have begun helping out at Spike Print Studio with both Angie Butler’s Book Arts course and Nick hands […]

Accordingly: Art+Text.

November 3, 2015

  An Exhibition of Prints, Paintings, Installations, Assemblages and Artists’ Books. 3 -8 November, 11 – 5.30pm Private View: Saturday 7th between 6-8pm. 44AD ARTSPACE: 4 Abbey St, Bath, BA1 1NN The exhibition will include works by SPS Member Technician, Monika Rycerz. There will be an illustrated talk by one of the exhibitors, Glenn Storhaug of Five Seasons […]

Look back: Carbon Transfer Masterclass

November 1, 2015

Last weekend SPS ran this very success workshop by Peter Moseley. ‘Carbon transfer’ (also known as carbon-tissue and carbon-pigment) is a genuinely ‘continuous tone’ printing process. It can produce beautiful and fully archival prints using whatever coloured pigment the artist cares to choose. Though it’s roots are in the second half of the nineteenth century, […]

SPS members’ success at RWA Annual Open Exhibition.

October 26, 2015

The RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition – now in its 163rd year – is a highlight of the region’s art calendar. Attracting leading artists from throughout the UK, it is open to all, and often includes work by unknown exhibitors alongside well-known names. A selection panel assesses every entry and this year 593 works by 386 […]