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SPIKE ISLAND

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Bristol Temple Meads / Bus 506 to Cumberland Road

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BENOÎT MAIRE : THEBES
Oct 6 - Dec 9, 2018
Benoît Maire can be described as a visual philosopher, taking inspiration from a range of disciplines including geometry, sociology and mythology. His major solo exhibition Thebes at Spike Island features more than one hundred works ranging from paintings and sculptures to furniture, everyday objects and films.
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SRIWHANA SPONG : IDA-IDA
Apr 6 - Jun 16, 2019
Spike Island presents Sriwhana Spong’s largest exhibition to date outside of her native New Zealand. The exhibition includes a series of sculptures based on the traditional Balinese gamelan and a new film, shot in and around the artist’s ancestral home in Bali, Indonesia.
Her new film, titled The painter-tailor (2019), constructs a family portrait from 16mm film and HD video footage collected by the artist, her relatives, and the family dog. The hook to which the film repeatedly returns is an untitled painting by Spong’s grandfather, I Gusti Made Rundu (1918–1993), which hangs in the ancestral home in Sanur, Bali. This painting, the intimate surroundings of the family compound, and her father’s memories weave a net in which fragments relating to the effects of colonisation, invasion, and tourism on image-making in Bali gather.
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PAUL SIMON RICHARDS : QUASI-MONTE CARLO
Apr 6 - Jun 16, 2019
For his exhibition at Spike Island, London-based artist Paul Simon Richards presents Quasi-Monte Carlo (2019), an ambitious new video work exploring patterns of randomisation and their role in the production of an image.
 
The work combines computer generated imagery and spoken word monologue in an attempt to depict an image of a dream holiday to Monte Carlo. Memories, fantasies, paranoia and desires cohere in a kaleidoscopic narrative that oscillates between the mundane and the spectacular.
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NICHOLAS WRIGHT : A CHANCE TO LOOK AT CHICKEN
Apr 6 - Jun 16, 2019
Spike Island studio artist Nicholas Wright presents two bodies of work produced over the last 30 years; his ‘mouse art’ produced in the old McArthur’s warehouse – the former home of Artspace Bristol before the move to Spike Island – and his ceramic wall pieces.
 
NICHOLAS WRIGHT
Nicholas Wright (b. 1956, Birmingham, UK) works between his two studios at Spike Island, Bristol and Muse-Atelier Adzak, Paris. He studied Fine Arts at Gloucester College of Art.

Click to enlargeLIBITA CLAYTON : QUANTUM GHOST
Jul 6 - Sep 15, 2019
Spike Island presents Quantum Ghost, a major new commission by Bristol-based artist and Spike Island studio holder Libita Clayton.

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