Ruined, 2010. Brunswick Cemetery. Photo: Jamie Woodley
British artist Richard Long was commissioned to develop a new temporary public artwork for Bristol Downs as part of his solo exhibition 'Richard Long: Time and Space', at Arnolfini during summer / autumn 2015. The artwork entitled ‘Boyhood Line’ was created with the support of healthcare provider Simplyhealth as part of a two year commissions programme, entitled the ‘Art and the Public Realm Commission Award’ to mark the construction of their new Bristol HQ.
“At the end of the last Ice Age, the British Isles were home to only a handful of indigenous plants…. They have become host to a vast and varied collection of flowers, trees and shrubs …. The majority of these introductions occurred over two centuries, between 1735 and 1935” Sue Shephard, Seeds of Fortune: A Great Gardening Dynasty, 2003.
Seeds of Change is an ongoing investigation into ballast flora in the port cities of Europe by the Brazilian artist Maria Thereza Alves.
The Aesthetica Art Prize 2015 is open for entries. The prize is a major event for established and emerging artists, now in its eighth year, and is awarded by the international art and culture publication Aesthetica Magazine.
A dazzling sculpture, costumed performers, and a surprise party for commuters will land in the Bearpit this summer.
American artist Jim Isermann has been commissioned by Foreground to develop a major new work to animate the staff rest area and external break out space for phase two of the new Pathology facilities building at the new Southmead Hospital.
The redevelopment of Gainsborough Square is part of Bristol City Council’s Lockleaze Capital Environmental Improvement Project, a regeneration programme to redevelop Gainsborough Square and its immediate environs. As part of the development Bristol City Council commissioned muf art/architecture as artists on the design team to contribute to the overall public realm design of Gainsborough Square and to develop a series of temporary and permanent artworks.
Open Fold is a Lockleaze wide public art programme developed with Dr Paul O’Neill. This programme is being developed in close dialogue with Bristol City Council’s Place Shaping Team. The aim of the project is to deliver commissions in the ward, with focus around Gainsborough Square and its surrounding streets, which will increase employment opportunities and housing numbers and provide better links within the estate and to the city.
Bristol Creative Space is The Capacity project is a Bristol-based regeneration project aiming to open up empty and underused buildings for creative uses for the benefit of Bristol’s creative community, residents and visitors to the city.