Artists' postcards on show at Bristol's Spike Island

5 April 2012

As of tomorrow, Bristol arts centre Spike Island – which functions both as a gallery and as a “vibrant hub for production, presentation and debate” – will host a show heaving with postcards. Not those sent hastily from the Costa Del Sol, but miniature, sometimes cheeky and often intimate works of art created by a fascinating roster of high profile artists including Tacita Dean, Dieter Roth and Richard Hamilton. The Artists’ Postcard Show, which features works taken from the personal collection of writer and novelist Jeremy Cooper, is “a selective survey of the postcard as a distinctive artistic medium,” and looks worthy of a trip.


Richard Hamilton ‘München/Bordeaux’. Collection of Jeremy Cooper. (1971)


Julie Cockburn ‘Always You’. Collection of Jeremy Cooper. (2010)


Tacita Dean ‘Green Ray’, postcard edition by ‘Parkett’. Collection of Jeremy Cooper. (2001)

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Alex originally joined It’s Nice That as a designer but moved into editorial and oversaw the It’s Nice That magazine from Issue Six (July 2011) to Issue Eight (March 2012) before moving on that summer.

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