Spike Island Open Weekend
The hugely popular annual Open Weekend invites visitors to explore behind the scenes at this former Brooke Bond tea packing factory. Now an international centre for art and design, Spike Island is a vibrant hub of creativity for Bristol and the South West and is home to over 70 artists’ studios, a print studio, UWE fine art and curatorial courses, as well as many other creative practitioners including designers, film-makers, animators and photographers. Over the weekend, visitors will find exhibitions, performances, film screenings, opportunities to make and buy art and explore the artists’ studios, where they can see works-in-progress and meet and engage with artists on an informal and enjoyable level. Expect fun, surprises and adventures in art.
This year the Open is part of the inaugural Bristol Art Weekender, a four-day programme celebrating art across the city and showcasing Bristol as one of the most exciting and flourishing centres for art in the UK. #arthappy
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