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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Your help is much appreciated by staff and the Spike Island public.
Events to come...don't miss out! If you would like to volunteer for any of these events please email email@example.com
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.