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

A fabulous individual wearing little more than a 'smoking' jacket made out of laminated cigarette packets.

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

Brook Tate

Visual artist, writer, musician and theatre maker

Dean Ayotte

Photographer and film restoration technician working in TV. Interested in film photography and alternative processes like cyanotypes, salt printing, anthotypes, solargraphs and pinhole photography.

An elderly man with eyes closed and smiling to reveal a few teeth

Double Vision / Noods / SŌN Studios

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

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.

Illustration of an onion person in heels standing on a chair

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

Jacknife Prints

Design and hand screen printing

Portrait photo of artist Jacob Dear

Jacob Dear

Visual artist with an interest in podcasting & community.

Jeanette Wilhelm

Dimensional Contemporary Art

Jennie Cave

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.

Kirsty Griffin

Screen-printed & embroidered appliqués and paintings

Leah Daria Ward

Irish Abstract Artist

Lizzie Stone

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

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.

Peter Webb

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.

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 Alderson Glass

Bristol based kiln formed glass artist

Simon Hall

Visual artist working at the intersection of art and medicine

A photograph of performance artist Tom Marshman standing under the pier on Weston Super Mare beach

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.

Logo of a pencil for Wild Combinations, an artistic company

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.


Alex Allan

I’m an Aerialist specialising in Aerial Rope

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.

Miss Radida

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

Olga Kaleta

Circus and theatre maker.

Pascal Häring

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.


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.

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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Ash Brooks

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.

House of Lupa

House of Lupa produces handcrafted sterling jewellery pieces.

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.