ixia: public art think tank

ixia has taken over the ownership and management of Public Art Online from Arts Council England. The design and content of the website are currently being reviewed.

Bookmark and Share

The Last Days of Nowhereisland

Date uploaded: August 13, 2012

The Last Days of Nowhereisland
7th - 9th September 2012, Bristol

Nowhereisland arrives in Bristol on 7th September - the final stop on its epic journey around the South West (www.nowhereisland.org). The Last Days of Nowhereisland is a programme of talks, performances and artist films marking the final weekend of the island nation.

Saturday 8th September
10am – 5pm
SS Great Britain, Viridor Theatre
£30 / conc. £20 plus booking fee

Featuring: Philip Hoare, writer; Richard Noble, scholar and editor of Documents of Contemporary Art: Utopia; Tim Etchells, artist and Director of Forced Entertainment; Olof Olsson, performance artist; Salena Godden, poet and performer; Alex Hartley, Nowhereisland artist; Tim Cresswell, Professor of Human Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London and Claire Doherty, Director, Situations, producers of Nowhereisland.

DEBATE: ‘Should it stay or should it go?’ Journalist, Laurie Penny vs. Artist Keith Wilson

Special appearance by Kieron Kirkland – Researcher and moonlighting magician

Price: £30 / conc. £20 plus booking fee


Friday 7th September
Tertulia, in response to Nowhereisland
Associates Space, Spike Island

Six writers, artists and researchers offer personal responses to Nowhereisland in a salon-style discussion event exploring connections between habitation and wilderness, belonging and isolation. Contributors include artists Marie Toseland and Sam Hasler, and writers Amy Mason, Laura Mansfield and Nancy Campbell. Tertulia is a regular event for people working with or interested in language, writing and dialogue across disciplines. Founded by Phil Owen and Megan Wakefield, it is based in Bristol and currently supported by Arnolfini and Spike Island.

Free but booking required. Donations accepted for tea and cake!


Free events - no booking required
Free events will run from Friday 7th September to Sunday 9th September including a citizen march, artist film programme and activities at the Nowhereisland Embassy based at Cumberland Basin. Click here for more information on these free activities.

Click here to book tickets.

Click here to download the full programme(93 KB)