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

Visual Art

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Alice Sales

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.

Brook Tate

Visual artist, writer, musician and theatre maker

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Double Vision / Noods / SŌN Studios

We are a production company creating art, visuals, film and music for broadcasting and online media platforms.

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Elisabeth Deane

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.

Genevieve Murray

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.

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Heather Savage

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.

Honey Parast

An illustrator specialising in soft needle-felted sculptures.

Indiana Lawrence

Designer and printmaker

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James Bragg

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.

Lizzie Stone

Beautiful marriages of texture and colour, governed by the character of material and paint.

Lucianne Lassalle

Artist sculptor Lucianne Lassalle was born in Paris 1960. She now lives and works in Bristol U.K. and is based at the Arts Mansion. Lucianne shows her work Internationally and Nationally.

Lucie Ebrey

Cartoonist and illustrator.

Lucy Haslam

Illustrator focusing on editorial work and small-press comics

Molley May

An illustrator and artist with a focus on drawing.

Molly Fairhurst

Artist and illustrator

Natasha Dikaya

My work is concerned with the urban environment that we live in.

Ollie Silvester

Ollie Silvester is an illustrator. He takes inspiration from the mundane and the moments between moments.

Rhyannan Hall / Oxidate Design

A fusion of biohues, urban counterculture and textile traditions from the Far East.

Rory Bennett

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.

Simon Hall

Visual artist working at the intersection of art and medicine

Terry Burke

A painter, illustrator and aerialist.

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Tom Marshman

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.

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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.


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Ant Lightfoot

I am a neurodivergent, queer multidisciplinary artist, performer and access consultant. If there’s a form, I will queer it.


Alex Allan

I’m an Aerialist specialising in Aerial Rope

Bob Woods

Strictly amateur.

Chez Dunford

Chez is a Clown, Fool, Musician and Circus Artist, as well as a Massage Therapist and Yoga Practitioner.

Grania Pickard

I’m a circus-theatre maker and aerialist.

Laura Murphy

A genre-defying, award-winning, performance maker from Bristol.

Mariona Vazquez (Mery)

Circus artist specialised in dynamic trapeze, aerial rope and duo trapeze.

Miss Radida

Multi-disciplinary aerialist and circus artist, main skill aerial silks.

Olga Kaleta

Circus and theatre maker.


Benjamin one

Audio visual artist with strong diy asthetics

Brook Tate

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.

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Ringtones is a solo blackgaze artist + Enter the Noid curator.

Ronnie Christopher Doyle

Ronnie is a film composer, screenwriter and voice actor from the Republic of Ireland. As well as writing scripts for radio and screen projects, he has scores to over thirty films since 2007.

Skeleton King

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.

Submerged Tapes

Freelance Composer & Sound Designer for Games & Media.


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Cats Pyjamas Costume

Cats Pyjamas supplies costumes to performing professionals in the form of hire and making.

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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 Bailey

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.