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Image of new Moxy Bristol hotel taken from Newfoundland Circus, the image is an artist impression of the finished hotel set under a blue clear sky. The hotel facade is a mixture of pale cream render and red brick with framing details around the windows. The building is up to 7 stories high

Moxy, St Paul’s

We are seeking artist proposals for the Moxy Bristol Public Art Programme. DEADLINE Friday 19th March, 10am.

Bricks has been commissioned to deliver a public art programme for the Moxy Bristol hotel in St Paul’s, Bristol.

This programme aims to support local artists and champion local voices in the decision making process.

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

The new Moxy Bristol is located at one of the city’s longest standing and visibly prominent urban gateways and is surrounded by a diverse range of culturally rich urban neighbourhoods.

Taking inspiration from nearby communities, in particular those in St Paul’s and St Jude’s, along with the rich history of the site itself.  The Moxy Bristol Public Art Programme will respond to the historic moments that the site and local people have witnessed, whilst looking ahead to the future and what that might hold for the area and those who use it.

THE ARTISTS

As well as welcoming submissions from further afield, we are particularly excited to work with emerging and established artists who have strong personal connections to the area, including visual artists, writers and poets.  

We encourage proposals that are contemporary and playful and which engage with residents and visitors in a meaningful way.  We welcome proposals from individual artists and collaborations between art forms. 

Artists are invited to submit an expression of interest or proposal for one or more of the artist commissions (see below).

THE COMMISSIONS

This programme will commission five public artworks as part of the new hotel. 

The first artwork will be located as part of the ground floor front windows and four further artworks (including one neon installation), will be located within the public lobby area. 

A community engagement commission will also be chosen to integrate the artworks into the local community.

CREATIVE COMMISSIONING GROUP

We are working with a Creative Commissioning Group made up of the developer, the City Council and local community members, to shortlist submissions and to support the selection of the final commissions.

The local community members include Marti Burgess, two local young people and LaToyah McCallister-Jones.

LaToyah McCallister-Jones

LaToyah is Executive Director of St Paul’s Carnival and has over 20 years’ experience working in the homelessness sector. She previously worked as the Head of Operations at Ujima Radio and currently sits on the board of Bristol Festivals and United Communities. LaToyah has significant experience working across a range of communities and cultural institutions in Bristol, particularly with African Caribbean-led community organisations. She is also a Clore Social Fellow and action learning facilitator.

Moxy Bristol hotel shown in the day, illustrated 3d image view from north east, seven stories, with red brick and light render and pink moxy sign
Artist impression of Moxy Bristol on Newfoundland Circus

HOW ARTISTS CAN APPLY

For more information on the each commission scope, expected delivery timeline and how to apply, see the individual artist briefs below:

Commission 1 (Artist Brief 1) An artwork set in part of the ground floor windows facing Newfoundland Circus

https://www.bricksbristol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/1-Moxy-Hotel-Bristol_Artist-Brief1_-Newfoundland-Circus-Windows-LIVE.pdf

Commissions 2, 3 and 4 (Artist Brief 2) Three artworks located in the public lobby (artists can apply for one or more of these commissions)

https://www.bricksbristol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2-Moxy-Hotel-Bristol_Artist-Brief-2_Interior-Lobby-Artworks-x-3_LIVE.pdf

Commission 5 (Artist Brief 3) One neon artwork located in the public lobby

https://www.bricksbristol.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/3-Moxy-Hotel-Bristol_Artist-Brief-3_-Interior-Neon-Artwork_LIVE.pdf

The deadline for the above commissions is 10am, Friday 19th March 2021

To submit a proposal or if you you need any further information on this public art programme, please contact: moxy@bricksbristol.org

Community Engagement Commission: To be announced shortly

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Moxy Bristol hotel, Newfoundland Circus, Bristol, BS2 9AP

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