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SPIKE ISLAND

133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX
0117 929 2266

www.spikeisland.org.uk
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Tues-Sun 12-5 During Exhibitions

Bristol Temple Meads / Bus 506 to Cumberland Road

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LUBAINA HIMID : NAVIGATION CHARTS
Jan 20 - Mar 26, 2017
Lubaina Himid was a pioneer of the Black Arts Movement in Britain in the 1980s, which offered a forum for black artists exploring the social and political issues surrounding black history and identity.
 
Spike Island’s exhibition — a collaboration with Modern Art Oxford and Nottingham Contemporary — focuses on migration, labour and creativity, longstanding concerns for Himid. Anchored by Naming the Money (2004), a spectacular installation of 100 life-size, painted figures that has been shown only once before in its entirety, the presentation brings into dialogue major works from the past 25 years, honing in on Himid’s theatrical use of cut-outs, colour and pattern.

ALEX CECCHETTI : AT THE GATES OF THE MUSIC PALACE
May 5 - Jul 8, 2018
Alex Cecchetti’s first UK solo exhibition brings together performance, drawing, painting, sculpture and sound installation, turning Spike Island’s gallery space into a three-dimensional concert. Visitors are invited to contribute to the musical score as they make their way through an unexpected sensory pathway.

Click to enlargeZOň PAUL : LA PERMA-PERLA KRAAL EMPORIUM
May 5 - Jul 8, 2018
ZoŽ Paul works primarily with sculpture, textile and drawing to explore the character of domestic spaces, both in architectural and social terms, and in particular, the point where the threshold between the interior and the exterior seems to disappear. Paul’s exhibition at Spike Island evolves around La Perma-Perla Kraal Emporium, a collaborative work that invites visitors to sit around a long table and make clay beads, thereby becoming the work at the same time as creating it.

ANDREW MANIA : SNAPSHOT OF A COLLECTION
May 5 - Jul 8, 2018
Andrew Mania explores identity, sexuality and nostalgia through portraiture drawing. His works have been described with the Portuguese term ‘Saudade’ (Martin, S., 2016) a word with no English equivalent, meaning a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone beloved.
 
Mania develops these drawings within assemblages set on decorative backgrounds such as hanging printed fabrics. A voracious collector, he here creates a dialogue between a series of early vintage photographs selected for their aesthetic or mystery, and his own drawings that capture a state of mischief and yearning.

HARRIET BOWMAN : ALL ROUND-ER (SAD SALE)
Jul 21 - Sep 16, 2018
Harriet Bowman presents an ongoing series of works based on a progressive narrative about a fictional character called Fled who explores Bowman’s own curiosities for cars, horsepower and the language of advertising.

NINA BEIER
Jul 21 - Sep 23, 2018

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