Community of Creatives
Our artist and musician tenants support our work bringing vacant and underused spaces back into community use and benefit from affordable, creative and inclusive workspaces.
We look for longer-term vacant properties to provide a base for creative individuals and organisations to flourish.
If you are an artist looking for studio space please fill out this questionnaire. You will then be added to our studio waiting list and will receive email updates when studios become available. You can also browse what studios we currently have available online.
Our artist residency scheme provides free space for artists to develop their projects.
Artspace Lifespace is a key contributor to the cultural identity of Bristol and has been responsible for some of the truly groundbreaking projects that have become iconic in the creative narrative of the city.George Ferguson, CBE –
Former Mayor of Bristol
Adela is a graduated Illustrator, currently working with a range of mediums with a focus on colour experimentation.
Alice is a Bristol based performance designer and maker, working across both set and costume. She aims to create bold, bright and playful work for all ages with a focus on sustainability.
Astro-Zenica / James Crawley
James Crawley is a performance artist, combining drag, clown, stand up improvised comedy and immersive theatre. Mother and Artistic Director of The House of Savalon, James performs as Deity and Zeitgeist: Astro-Zenica
Visual artist, writer, musician and theatre maker
Photographer and film restoration technician working in TV. Interested in film photography and alternative processes like cyanotypes, salt printing, anthotypes, solargraphs and pinhole photography.
Double Vision / Noods / SŌN Studios
We are a production company creating art, visuals, film and music for broadcasting and online media platforms.
Elisabeth Deane is a painter who uses ancient traditional techniques to make work with an entirely contemporary aesthetic. Elisabeth’s colours and detailed brushwork are inspired by Islamic geometry and the miniature painting traditions of India and Iran.
Generative Machine Company
The Generative Machine Company was founded in 2023 by Ric Real whilst studying for his PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Bristol. The company is focused on developing next generation rapid prototyping technology to enable the sustainable development, repair and reuse of everyday products.
I am an artist specialising in oil portraits, both commissions and my own work.
Graft is made up of husband and wife team Rob and Sophie Wheeler, graffiti mural artists who run graffiti workshops in the Island’s atmospheric spaces.
Illustrator and Director working in music videos, authorial illustration in the form of graphic medicine, editorial across left-wing media and in Queer culture and bimbofication.
An illustrator specialising in soft needle-felted sculptures.
Designer and printmaker
Design and hand screen printing
Visual artist with an interest in podcasting & community.
I am an audiovisual artist with a particular interest in electronic music, 3D digital landscapes, and how these can be experienced through a person’s senses.
Dimensional Contemporary Art
I make retro surreal collage influenced by life. I am inspired by the weird and wonderful world around me, my travels, and times gone by.
Screen-printed & embroidered appliqués and paintings
Leah Daria Ward
Irish Abstract Artist
Beautiful marriages of texture and colour, governed by the character of material and paint.
Cartoonist and illustrator.
Illustrator focusing on editorial work and small-press comics
An illustrator and artist with a focus on drawing.
Artist and illustrator
My work is concerned with the urban environment that we live in.
Ollie Silvester is an illustrator. He takes inspiration from the mundane and the moments between moments.
Peter works predominately with traditional and alternative photographic techniques.
Rhyannan Hall / Oxidate Design
A fusion of biohues, urban counterculture and textile traditions from the Far East.
My work is as therapy for my mental health. the outcome is a journey of wellbeing and there is no end goal. for me art is about having fun, learning through play and finding a balance. this attitude forms a maximalist style of colour, shape, line and satire.
Visual artist working at the intersection of art and medicine
A practicing performance artist with over 20 years experience working across many mediums, including – museum audio-tours, theatre & cabaret. Actively encouraging dialogue with participants, through socially engaged processes.
Photographer, Picture Editor, Educator and visual Story Teller. Available for commissions.
Wild Combinations Art – Emily Jacobs
Emily Jacobs is a multidisciplinary artist who lives and works in Bristol, she utilises paints, screen prints and illustration to create a range of visual imagery.
I am a neurodivergent, queer multidisciplinary artist, performer and access consultant. If there’s a form, I will queer it.
I’m an Aerialist specialising in Aerial Rope
Chez is a Clown, Fool, Musician and Circus Artist, as well as a Massage Therapist and Yoga Practitioner.
I’m a circus-theatre maker and aerialist.
Multi-disciplinary aerialist and circus artist, main skill aerial silks.
Circus and theatre maker.
Pascal is a Bristol-based circus performer, providing high quality cyr wheel and juggling acts for every occasion and producing artistic work with the companies Swing Circus and Cirque du Soleil.
Audio visual artist with strong diy asthetics
Visual artist, writer, musician and theatre maker
Singer. Songwriter. DJ. Head honcho of LGBTQ+ collective Grrrl Crush.
Dusty Sounds, a recording studio that focuses on the 90’s Hip-Hop sounds with tactful Jazzy and Funk atmospheres.
Ringtones is a solo blackgaze artist + Enter the Noid curator.
Skeleton King is an electronic musician and producer making garage, breakbeat and house music.
John Scott is a Bristol based guitarist and composer, who performs under the Stereocilia moniker and composes music for short films and documentaries.
Freelance Composer & Sound Designer for Games & Media.
Brand new to this world and completely uncommercial, I have never practiced art in a professional sense. In textile painting I use bleach, as well as smaller illustrations and continuous line pieces. My main focus is textile painting, continuous line prints and hand-poked tattoos.
Cats Pyjamas Costume
Cats Pyjamas supplies costumes to performing professionals in the form of hire and making.
House of Lupa
House of Lupa produces handcrafted sterling jewellery pieces.
Lady K Loves
Our aim is to bring you unique style, woven with care and sass and a positive attitude. We’re all about empowering women to feel great about themselves on the inside and out.
Lisa manages the Sewing Room at The Island delivering courses and workshops in sewing and pattern cutting as well as offering limited memberships for shared access to the studio and it’s resources.