Syllabus V will be at Spike Island, Bristol, over the weekend 28 February to 1 March. Please note we have selected the participants for Syllabus V.

Syllabus V artists Sophie Blagden, Juliet Davis-Dufayard, Yuxin Jiang, Hwa Young Jung, Sarai Kirshner, Jack Lewdjaw, Sarah Maple, Duncan Poulton and Aliaskar Torkaliaskari are visiting Bristol for their fourth retreat themed around the questions "How to decolonise this place, What does your work bring to the world and how? and what can we learn from Bristol’s underground music scene (past and present)?"


On Friday the group will meet with Al Cameron from the booking agency Qu Junktions for an introduction to Bristol's underground music scene. This will be followed by crits with Spike Island's curator Carmen Juliá and assistant curators Rosa Tyhurst and Tendai Mutambu and a screening of Gary Thompson's film about the Full Cycle record label. 


On Saturday the group will join a seminar on 'Decolonial', led by Dr Edson Burton. This will be followed by workshops with Louise Shelley and Rehana Zaman and a dinner with guests from Bristol's Arts Community in Spike Island's Emmeline cafe. The group will be joined by Artistic Advisor Barby Asante for the day.


For the final day of the gathering, the group will join a Slavery Trail Walk with Liz Gamlin before reconvening for a lunch and a session to reflect, feedback and plan.

Lunch and dinner will be provided throughout the gathering.