September 2015 at Spike Island in Bristol

September 2015 at Spike Island in Bristol

Posted on: 03 Sep 2015

Spike Island is one of Bristol’s hidden treasures. A space for resident artists and locals to come together and be creative, staging both large exhibitions and drop-in craft sessions.


Below is a list of the best exhibitions at Spike Island this September:


Continuing Exhibitions:


Reto Pulfer’s Gewässerzeiten – Until 20th September

“Gewässerzeiten succeeds precisely because it sees Pulfer immerse himself in his creative past anew, casting a net into his history..." – Art Monthly

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Patrick Staff’s The Foundation – Until 20th September

"The Foundation is Staff’s most personal work to date but also, perhaps, his most generous. The artist blurs the distinction between the audience and the work, just as "queer" dispenses with the gender binary." – Aesthetica Magazine

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New Exhibitions:


Test Space Exhibition: Young Artists Rising – 5th – 20th September

Spike Island’s specialist Test Space is taken over by a group of young artists aged 16 – 24 with an exhibition of new work considering the politics of representation.

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Film Screening: Wu Tsang, Wildness – 6th September

Rooted in the tropical underground of Los Angeles nightlife, Wildness is a documentary portrait of the Silver Platter, a historic bar in the MacArthur Park area that has been a home for Latin/LBGT immigrant communities since 1963.

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Bristol Doors Open Day – 12th September

This annual city wide event invites visitors to explore some of Bristol’s most intriguing architectural gems. Behind-the-scenes tours at Spike Island are a chance to learn about the building’s history as a tea packing factory and its current use as a home for artists, designers, creative businesses and students.

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Behind the Scenes Studio Visits: Milo Newman and Hannah Mooney – 12th September

Chat with artists based at Spike Island, explore their studios and view works-in-progress at these informal encounters. Each artist gives a brief introduction to their practice followed by an opportunity for questions and discussion.

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Artist's Talk: Jenny Dunseath, About Making – 15th September

Knowledge gained through material play is explored in this workshop led by artist Jenny Dunseath. Aimed at a diverse audience, About Making is playful, sometimes stupid, and involving.

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For more information on Spike Island, visit their website.

Article by:

James Anderson

Born and raised in the suburbs of Swansea, Jimmy moved to Bristol back in 2004 to attend university. Passionate about live music, sport, science and nature, he can usually be found walking his cocker spaniel Baxter at any number of green spots around the city. Call James on 078 9999 3534 or email