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Special notice about Coronavirus

The health and safety of our customers and staff is our priority. We’ve introduced new measures so you can enjoy a safe and comfortable visit to our venues.

Our 2021 Artist Residencies are now available

Artspace Lifespace offer artists residency opportunities to develop specific or open-ended projects and to test works in progress. We offer:

  • Access to space in kind support (free)
  • A letter of support for funding applications or for your work in general
  • Your work can be featured on our website / social media
  • Ongoing artists support from our Management Team

All details can be found on our Residencies page.

Artist focus

VisionChandra

Based at The Island

Photographer, Picture Editor, Educator and visual Story Teller.
Available for commissions.

Latest News

Open Studios photo series

We commissioned our photographer tenant Chandra Prasad to produce a series of photographs of Island tenants and staff for our Open Studios and ask them about how 2020 has been for them.

Contra Project

Our Circus Training Space is usually filled with some of the most talented and daring performers in Bristol. One of our favourites is the genre-defying, queer, and female-led Contra Project, made up of Laura Murphy and Nicole A’Court Stuart. The duo are committed to making, touring and supporting the development of politically engaged, interdisciplinary, and […]

Robbie Cathro

An interview with Island resident Robbie Cathro, an illustrator making colourful illustrations for kids magazines, children’s books and editorial pieces.

Helen & Rise

Our first Spotlight story is an interview with Island resident Helen Wilson from RISE Youth Dance Company.

History of the Old Bridewell Police Station

The Island is based on the site where the Central Police Station used to be. Also known as the Bridewell, it is a historic building on Nelson Street, Broadmead, Bristol, England. It was built in 1928 by Ivor Jones and Percy Thomas and opened as a police station in November 1930 near the site of […]