Art Tour

Behind the Scenes Studio Visits: Michael Hayter and Catlin Shepard

8 Aug 2015

Regular hours

12:00 – 17:00

Cost of entry

Free, booking advised.

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Spike Island

Bristol, United Kingdom


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  • 506 via Temple Meads
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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.


Michael Hayter and Catlin Shepherd

Michael Hayter introduces the influences and methods behind his dark and humorous paintings. Catlin Shepherd talks about her work with sound, public space and interactivity.

Michael Hayter

Michael Hayter qualified as a veterinary surgeon in 1986, but has been painting since the early 1980s, studying Fine Art at London Guildhall University. Through the medium of spontaneous painting his work deals with themes of power and vulnerability (amongst others). Hayter has exhibited in London, Bristol, Bath, Cambridge, Nottingham, and more recently, Bordeaux, France.

Catlin Shepard

Catlin Shepherd graduated from London University of the Arts in 2006. Her practice is situated within the framework of participatory and relational art, as well as site specific installation. She has received a range of awards, residencies and grants and worked with a broad spectrum of clients including The Eden Project, Oxfam, Bovis Homes, MOMA Wales, Hide & Seek, The Arts Council, Wales Arts International and many others. She is also the co-founder of the award winning arts led food waste campaign, This is Rubbish. 

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