Residents

Amelia Rae at The Island

Amelia Rae

I design and make corsets, bridal and occasion wear. Specialising in bespoke corsetry and tailoring I make made to measure garments that are hand crafted to couture standards. I love working with an indivual to create a garment that reflects them, perfectly tailored to suit both their body and their personality. I take pride in […]

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Black Amiga resident at The Island

Black Amiga

Drawn to the British sound of dystopian soundscapes, Black Amiga sculpts his sound from the natural elements whilst drawing upon influences of dub, techno, electronica and jungle. www.soundcloud.com/blackamiga.com

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Bruce Crowes

Bruce Crowes

Coming from South Wales, a now Bristol based self-confessed type addict, Bruce Crowes has many hairs to his brush. Starting his career as a graphic designer and illustrator, coming to the city opened his eyes to the already well established street art culture and he soon had a can of paint in his hand.

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Chris from Bugg Custom at The Island

Bugg custom

Chris Bugge, born in Norway, skateboarded since his feet first touched the ground. After many hospital visits and operations he decided to swap the wood for foam and fiberglass. Falling in love with surfing from the get go he decided to shape his first board pretty early on. After a short time he was already […]

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Catherine Dunstan at The Island

Catherine Dunstan

Catherine’s eyes are always wide open, searching for new things to solder, sew or bend together. She pricks her fingers on silly bits and secretive bobs. By gathering these morsels, glass and metals she draws inspiration to create stained and fused glass work, and a menagerie of other curiosities. https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/LoveInPockets

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Cellar Tapes at The Island

Cellar Tapes UK

!o=o! Cellar Tapes UK is an artist-led record label with a DIY ethos based in Bristol city centre, created to foster and promote the artists associated with the space. www.cellartap.es

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Dane Greco at The Island

Dane Greco

I’m currently building my portfolio as a stylist. If interested in collaborating, or assisting you in your next project, get in touch. I also run a shop on Etsy called eovu, selling curated vintage apparel focusing on statement, designer and staple pieces. My collection is available for hire and press releases. http://cargocollective.com/danexdane

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Dry Cry Fashion

Dry Cry Fashion

Polly Nicolaou and Daisy Thomas are the creators behind the fast fashion brand DryCry. Fashion and Textile graduates, they founded DryCry in 2014, to share their must have pieces with the world.

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Faye Jones at The Island

Faye Jones

A member of NEAT Studio since 2012, Faye enjoys working in the darkroom using traditional photographic methods. Also a Creative Practitioner running photography and art sessions all over Bristol for a variety of youth groups, schools, community groups and galleries. Please see the link for more information. http://www.fayejoines.tumblr.com/

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Felicity Inkpen at The Island

Felicity Inkpen

Felicity Inkpen is a physicist with an art problem. Or an artist with a science problem.

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Filthy Squirrel at The Island

Filthy Squirrel Clothing

I am an independent Street Wear Fashion Designer for my own clothing label Filthy Squirrel Clothing. I originally started out as being self-taught. I completed a Foundation Degree in Fashion at Middlesex University. Winning an award for Best Designer Collection Of The Year. last year I completed a Fashion Textiles Degree at the University West […]

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Graft workshops at The Island

Graft

Graft: where graffiti, craft and hard work meet. Workshops and murals to order. graft ​​​offers: graffiti workshops – from one-to-one to larger groups; adults and children of all ages; schools, youth groups, parties, stag/hen dos, work socials, family occasions… mural paintings – indoors or outdoors, on walls or boards and other art projects – just ask! all […]

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habitus

Habitus

Daniel Benito aka Habitus is a Beatmaker, Mc and Dj from Canary Islands. Habitus is the founder of Dusty Sounds, a recording studio that focuses on Hip-Hop, where he creates all his music inspired by the classic 90’s sounds. Dusty Sounds is all set up using analogue equipment composed by the most famous and classic […]

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Henry Collins at The Island

Henry Collins

Artist, performer and sculptor who curates experimental music activities at The Island. www.henryliamcollins.co.uk  

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Imogen Macrae at The Island

Imogen Macrae

I am an aerial artist and circus performer based in Bristol. With a background in Fine Art, I now work as an aerialist, both solo and with other performers and companies, including The Invisible Circus and The Marie Celestial. I perform a variety of skills, but my specialization is in cloud swing, and aerial silks. […]

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Jennie Cave at The Island

Jennie Cave

I make retro surreal montage which I would like to share and hopefully sell originals as well as high quality prints on lovely paper. The weird and wonderful jennies montage

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Joachim Seitfudem at The Island

Joachim Seitfudem

Joachim was born in Bavaria, South Germany and started professionally sculpturing at the young age of 15. In 2008 he was announced Winner of the Championship of Wood Sculpture in Southern Germany. He’s been based in bristol since 2012 exhibiting in galleries nationally as well as internationally. In his work Joachim loves to fathom the […]

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Joanna Pucci at The Island

Joanna Pucci

BURL Bristol based, mixing CRIES AND NOISE FROM THE PAST. and also Co-founder of Simula Records together with Rosena Wenonoah. https://www.facebook.com/simularecords?fref=ts

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June Young at The Island

June Young

Been painting since my teens’ (born in 1944:-) Been an Artist all my Life, thanks to family encouragement, I took it as my main expressive outlet. I use pen and ink, pencil, mixed media, fabric, and oils. I like to think of myself as a storyteller as far as my artwork is concerned .Content is […]

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Karen Davies at The Island

Karen Davies

Karen, designer at Shrew & Blue creates a variety of bespoke costumes for a variety of purposes. Specialising in costume millinery, each piece is unique and made to order on location at the Stitch Up Studio, The Island, Bristol https://www.facebook.com/Shrewandblue  

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Kat Stroak at The Island

Kat Stroak

Although I originally trained as a fine artist I’m probably best known for my improv characters, immersive theatre work and a profound love of all things cluttered and odd. https://vanitygallows.wordpress.com/

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Konichiwa PR

Konichiwa PR

We are a new Bristol-based, creative agency. Our aim is to help support independents and start-ups with our marketing PR & creative services, at a time when they need it the most.

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Lady Gonzalez at The Island

Lady Gonzalez

LADY GONZALEZ is a unique Fashion and Lifestyle brand officially launched in 2013 by the London-made and Bristol-based artist Celia Arias-Gonzalez. Celia was born in Barcelona and raised in Madrid. She moved to London in 2001, where she combined WORKING as a freelance fashion stylist (www.celiaarias.com) with an apprenticeship at the costume house, Prangsta Costumiers […]

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Lewes Austen Cooper at The Island

Lewes Austen Cooper

Multi disciplinary artist. Mainly focusing on illustration and photography. Other skills include costume design, video art, painting and performance art. Inspired by esoterica, folklore, ritual and heritage. I’m fascinated by the darker side of life. My work highlights morbid sexuality and a need for more mysticism in our daily lives. www.lewesaustencooper.blogspot.co.uk

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Lucianne Lassalle at The Island

Lucianne Lassalle

Fascinated by what it means to be human; “I see the human form as the interface between the mental, emotional and spiritual processes inside and the external manifestation of these within humanity in the world. “ In desolation, arrogance, joy, tenderness the human form is marked, twisted, bent and stretched authored by difference our different […]

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Nicola Pearce at The Island

Nicola Pearce

If we rebuild the city will the city rebuild us? proposes that seeing the city differently will help us change our perception of and gain more control over the environment in which we live. Nicola Pearce’s prints are made using low-fi techniques. Relief prints of found wood – from skips outside building sites – and […]

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Onny Thomson at The Island

Onny Thomson

Resident at the island for five years I can be found in my studio from time to time messing around drawing with my eyes closed or drawing with quirky drawing tools that are hard to control. But mainly I’m out and about running drawing courses in Bristol and Bath. A member of DRAW artist group […]

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POWLOBA at The Island

POWLOBA

POWLOBA – Home grown, self taught and led by a curious mind Paula works in craft, graphic and video applying the same level of zest to every twisted invention. Bringing the discard and the fanciful together produce pieces for the worlds curious wanders and warriors. www.paulapalazon.com    

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Manuelita from Popelei Theatre

Popelei Theatre

Popelei was set up by Tamsin Clarke in 2011 with the help of creative producer Scarlett Plouviez Comnas. Popelei aims to make collaborative work that is adventurous, honest and physically expressive. Theatre works best when it starts a dialogue. Popelei wants to reach out and make connections – to explore, discuss, debate and fight. To […]

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Rachel Bullock at The Island

Rachel Bullock

I’m an artist of many expressions, with a specific focus on clothing design and music. I love to stimulate the senses with symphonies of colour, texture and rhythm. http://rachelbullock.weebly.com/

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Ria Hartley at The Island

Ria Hartley

Ria Hartley is an interdisciplinary solo performance artist, based in Bristol, UK. Her work has taken forms as devised theatre, site-specific and durational performance, live art, installation, video, photography, one-to-one performance and socio-political art. Her practice pays close attention to memory, identity, human relationships, and shared narratives and often invites participation and exchange between herself […]

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Ronnie Christopher Doyle at The Island

Ronnie Christopher Doyle

Ronnie is an award-winning film composer from the Republic of Ireland. With a strong focus on tone, colour and mood, he has been sought out for his music by directors from America, Germany, Italy and beyond. Writing the scores to over thirty films since 2007, Ronnie has gone on to establish solid working relationships with […]

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Rosena Wenonoah at The Island

Rosena Wenonoah

Rosena Wenonoah makes music, film and performance as Wenonoah, Purveyor of Fine Flesh Pop for Abstracted Humans. Wenonoah’s self-recorded debut album Insides: Something Funny I Ate was released on Howling Owl Records early in 2015 https://howlingowlrecords.bandcamp.com/. Here are some responses to the stripped back vocal led songs therein. “beautiful and tender and tough all at […]

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Rosie McClay at The Island

Rosie McClay

As a printmaker and sculptor I explore our bodies, humans as well as insects, as temporary vessels that carry us through our current existence. I’m not necessarily wanting to provoke religious ideas, more a fascination of us all as purely cells and materials that one day will change. Based at The Island, Bristol at The […]

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Sara Zaltash at The Island

Sara Zaltash

Sara Zaltash is a live artist working with action, installation and event. Inhabiting a poetic space between mediated and unmediated experience, Zaltash makes daring work that enacts her evolving engagement with political, philosophical and spiritual realities. Often, she sings. Her work is disarmingly funny, enchantingly hospitable and prone to radicalism. At the centre of her […]

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Sibylla Bam-Bam Billa at The Island

Sibylla Bam-Bam Billa

Communication and language is mirrored with what we consume, create and discard. I collect abandoned and unwanted objects, preserve botanical and animal matter and resurrect them through combination, drawings and assemblage to create a new visual language. The collection of objects, which often informs what I will create, is one of discovery, and this movement […]

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Simon Alderson at The Island

Simon Alderson

I am a designer/maker specializing in stained and fused glass. I create bespoke, functional and decorative home-ware as well as contemporary glass art pieces. I also teach a variety of glass-working techniques at Creative Glass Guild and welcome opportunities to work to commission. http://www.aldersonglass.com

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Sophie Cheshire at The Island

Sophie Cheshire

I am a visual artist with a background in sculpture, animation and projection mapping. With the use of new technology I enjoy making work that attempts to break away from traditional screen based media to add another dimension to storytelling, creating something tactile and magical. www.sophiecheshire.co.uk  

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Spin at The Island

Spin

Creativity comes with it’s own set of battles. We will always be our own worst critics. The artist will always see the errors they made, a musician will always notice that one wrong note, and a writer will often read what they spent hours writing, and feel like a failure. It’s taken a long time […]

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The Little Framing Company

The Little Framing Company

Bristol based Little Framing Co. is a small company dedicated to making beautiful handmade frames to any requested size. Our workshop is based in the heart of Bristol at The Island on Nelson street.

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Tom Marshman at The Island

Tom Marshman

HELLO, I’M TOM MARSHMAN… I MAKE PERFORMANCE. My shows are hand crafted, intimate, naughty, humorous, high brow, low brow, sensory, stomach churning, conversational, sentimental, physically demanding, staged and chance encounters. I have outrageous costumes and smart suits, eclectic music, sweet things to taste, a poetic voice and brutally honest language. My shows are low camp, […]

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Veronia Gayle at The Island

Veronia Gayle

Veronia Gayle’s practice is based on the experimental exploration of the ambiguous abstract nature of form, line and texture. She manipulates the 2D format to mimic a sculptural structure to imply the illusion of form, depth and movement. The nurturing of this concept is a fundamental process of her practice and she brings this to […]

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Wayne McCauslin at The Island

Wayne McCauslin

I specialize in video making, animation and visual effects. http://waynemccauslin.tumblr.com

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Wild Seed Studios

Wild Seed Studios

An innovative media company creating new IP and backing fresh talent to come up with ideas that the company publishes. Also working on an animated children’s series called ‘Counterfeit Cat’ for Disney XD.

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Zamzam at The Island

Zamzam

Zamzam is an emerging Mural Artist and Illustrator based in Bristol. Creations are usually inspired by Nature, Mythology, Goddesses, Animals, Spirituality, Movement, Transformation and the Cosmos. Areas of experience include:- + Murals + Illustration + Décor / Display / Site Art + Face Painting + Sculpture http://www.behance.net/zamzam

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