5 July — 12 July 2021

After several months of working online throughout the pandemic, Syllabus VI are visiting Bristol for an in-person gathering.

Syllabus VI artists James Clarkson, Lauren Craig, Ufuoma Essi, Bettina Furnée, Olga Grotova, Helen Hamilton, Elsa James, Freya Johnson Ross, Daniel Trivedy and Sam Williams are visiting Spike Island in Bristol for their first in-person gathering since September.


On the first day, the group will have a guided tour of Veronica Ryan's exhibition Along a Spectrum before an afternoon of Group Crits with curators Zoe Li and Nella Aarne. In the evening, the group will join Spike Associates for a chance to meet and share work.


On Saturday morning,the group will work with Artistic Advisor, Amanprit Sandhu, on a workshop looking at the idea of contested space and experimental film. This will be followed by a workshop with Kim Knowles looking at moving image curating, programming and commissioning. In the afternoon, the group will work with Claudia Molitor on various listening excercises, before a social (and socially distanced) dinner and drinks. 


On the final day, the group will spend some time planning together before having time to explore venues and organisations in the city, such as Arnolfini, EBC, D-UNIT, BEEF, Brunswick Club, Bricks, Feminist Archive South, M-Shed, Earth Art Gallery and Spike Island.