Spike Island Volunteers Weekly Newsletter - 6th May 2017

Dear volunteers, I hope you all enjoy our new newsletter which will go out every Saturday. We will endeavour to include all the highlights of the week from volunteers' exhibits to events, talks and creative cuppas. If you would like to share content for this newsletter please let me know by emailing me on volunteer@spikeisland.org.uk by no later than Thursday each week, in the meantime enjoy! - Adriana Carvalho

Exhibition on Now: Giles Round They bow. Curtain. No applause. Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Common Ground

SPIKE OPEN 2017

A massive THANK YOU to all that helped out over the weekend for the Open 2017 event. Have a look further down the page for more highlights of this great event!

Image from Spike Islands twitter

Andrea invites volunteers to write a question on the board related to subject of her work. If you think of one, let front of house know. Have a look at this weeks public input below

Andrea's board in the library section where the public and volunteers can write on. What will be shared next week?

We have lots of names on the rota for next week please double check this is correct as we will be counting on you! Please email admin@spikeisland.org.uk. Your help is much appreciated by staff and the Spike Island public.

Mum's take a stroll through Giles Round's exhibition

Events to come...don't miss out! If you would like to volunteer for any of these events please email admin@spikeisland.org.uk

Andrea Luka Zimmerman Estate (2012) Production still, courtesy the artist and Fugitive Images. Photograph courtesy Briony Campbell
Photocopies created at Spike Islands open event by the public, now on show in Test Space
Exploding the University, Art and Graft Movement (2016) Image by Rachel Williams
Spike Open 2017 - Have a look at the highlights of the best Spike Island event of the year!

Spike Open 2017

On behalf of myself and all the staff we wanted to thank you for your commitment, initiative and hard work during the Open Studios event. We saw a total of just under 6,000 members of the public come and visit which is a brilliant figure. I hope that you all enjoyed it and got an opportunity to see Spike Island from a different viewpoint. We couldn’t have done it without you and hope that you will continue enjoying your volunteering experience with us.
Baby promotion!
ping pong galore
Station 5 - Coldest one of the event as you will well know if you volunteered!
Raclette, Raclette yum!
UWE Fine Art students: Kinetic hands painting (not the name of the piece but loved it)
UWE Studios: Open to serve and delight
Spike Associates fabulous weekend of varied fun, if you were like me you peeked through the cut out eye slits outside
Flavia's wall which had some stumbles along the way but I couldn't pry the volunteers away!
Visual Storytelling with Spike Island Volunteers was a success on Monday led by our lovely volunteer Daniella Hale with the help of our own Jennifer Male. Well done ladies!
Visual Storytelling survivors of the workshop, I love the gingerbread man!
Sarah Wilton Leaf Axils Workshop no one even looked up they were all so absorbed in what they were doing.
Spike Print Studio, photograph by Max McClure
Despite two fire alarms due to a popcorn maker and a dry ice machine that got sneaked in by the tenants it did not deter the public or the volunteers and staff to continue enjoying themselves. The freak storm on Monday created an amazing effect in Giles Round's exhibition, the effect was incredible with the storm inside and outside! A success in every way.

If you would like to share your photos, views of Spike Open 2017 email volunteer@spikeisland.org.uk and we will highlight these in the next newsletter.

A huge congratulations to Lubaina Himid and her nomination for the Turner Prize!

Artist Lubaina Himid discusses 'Naming the Money' (2004) included in her exhibition 'Navigation Charts' at Spike Island, Bristol.

A 62-year-old veteran of Britain's black art scene, Lubaina Himid, is in the running for the Turner Prize after organisers scrapped its age limit. British art's most high-profile award has abolished its ban on over-50s this year - meaning Himid is eligible.

Last but not least...have a brilliant week and enjoy your time with your Spike Island community.

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