Rising Blog: Come to our Spike Island Open Event!

Want to hear about how to make it as a young creative – from young people that have actually done it themselves? Come to our Spike Open event!

Making it in the Creative Industries: Young Artists Share their Journeys
Saturday 29 April, 3–4.30pm, Spike Associates Space

Hear about Rising’s opportunities for young creatives, with short presentations by their associate artists who shed light on their challenges, successes, and networks they’ve tapped into for work or setting up their own creative businesses. Conversation and questions are encouraged! As a part of Spike Island Open 2017.


About Spike Island Open Studios

Spike Open Date: 28 April to 1 May 2017
Admission: Free entry

The annual Spike Island Open is a chance to explore behind the scenes of this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory.

Spike Island is home to over 70 artists’ studios, Spike Print Studio, UWE Fine Art BA/MA students, as well as many other creative practitioners including designers, writers, filmmakers, animators and photographers.

Meet artists in their studios and see what they are working on. Dotted around the building, screenings, performances, installations, workshops and talks take place. Highlights include clay vessel throwing with artist Sarah Wilton, young people’s film screenings with Calling the Shots and a sculptural installation ‘impossible to pinpoint in time or space’ by artist Ben Rowe.

Some of Bristol’s best street food traders host pop-ups, including Big O Donut Co. and Gopal’s Curry Shack, while our very own Spike Island Café offer a colourful organic menu.

To get here from across the harbour, catch a Bristol Ferry Boat and encounter artworks on board.