AdvertisementJoin us for the opening night of Spike Island Open Studios 2023
Open Studios is a once-a-year chance to go behind the scenes at Spike Island – a former Brooke Bond tea-packing factory, now an international centre for contemporary art. Home to over 70 artists’ studios, Spike Print Studio, UWE Bristol Fine Art, as well as many other creative practitioners including designers, filmmakers, architects, animators and photographers, Spike Island is a key contributor to the cultural life of Bristol and the South West.
This hugely popular annual event gives you access to explore the studios, see works-in-progress, learn about different creative processes, and buy unique work directly from the artists. The family-friendly programme includes events, performances and workshops for you to test your own creative skills and experience artists’ ideas first-hand. In Spike Island’s galleries, discover major exhibitions of contemporary art by international and South West-based artists.
A range of Bristol street food traders host pop-up kitchens across the site, alongside our delicious on-site café Emmeline, to fuel your Open Studios visit. With surprises around every corner, this annual event is an unmissable chance to discover, celebrate and support Spike Island’s dynamic artistic community.
Please note: This year’s Open Studios does not include Bank Holiday Monday 1 May 2023.
Image credit: Spike Island Open Studios 2022. Photograph (c) Martin Parr & Magnum Photos
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
133 Cumberland Road,Bristol,BS1 6UX,GB, United Kingdom