Spike Island

Spike Island

A shining light in Bristol's contemporary art scene since the 70s!

Based in a former tea packing factory, Spike Island's now home to an internationally celebrated contemporary art gallery. Hosting exhibitions, studio space, workshops and Emmeline's excellent cafe, Spike is a vibrant hub for creativity in Bristol.

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Essential annual glimpse inside the secret spaces of Bristol’s brightest contemporary art hub. Usually hidden behind closed doors, Spike Island’s studios open their doors for you to experience works in progress from Bristol’s established and upcoming artists, one off performances, workshops and pop up food and drink (to help get those conversations going). Book your free place for the evening preview of Open Studios 2024.

Spike kick-off Bristol’s 2024 art calendar in earnest with an exclusive preview of their spring commissions. Featuring live performance art from Young in Hong (in response to their epic tapestry) and the first chance to see Olu Ogunnaike’s large-scale installation work. Join us for the opening night of Young In Hong: Five Acts and Olu Ogunnaike: Fix Your Face