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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

Bricks are delivering a public art programme for the Moxy Hotel in St Paul’s, Bristol.

This programme champions local voices through the selection process and commissions local artists to deliver a series of artworks as part of the new hotel, that truly reflect the varied creative palette of St Paul’s and Bristol.

BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT

The Moxy Hotel is located at one of the City’s longest standing and prominent urban gateways. The commissioned artworks will celebrate the culturally rich neighbouring communities in St Paul’s and St Jude’s, along with the rich history of the site itself.  The 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.

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

THE ARTISTS AND THE COMMISSIONS

We are pleased to announce the following artists will be creating artworks for the programme:

Lawrence Hoo

Lawrence Hoo is a poet and educator based in Bristol. His work is known for throwing a powerful light onto the overlooked experiences of those living in Bristol’s under supported communities. It also evokes the inspiring, under-celebrated histories which are the inheritance of Bristol’s immigrant communities.

Lawrence has been commissioned to deliver an artwork set in the ground floor windows of the Moxy Hotel.

Picture of Lawrence Hoo, showing side profile, in a black t-shirt
Lawrence Hoo
Cargo by Lawrence Hoo

Bo Lanyon

Bo Lanyon works across painting, sculpture & digital.  The work explores an entangled landscape of experience & perception, as 2D, 3D & 360 perspectives merge across materials.

Bo has been commissioned to create an artwork to occupy the main lobby entrance wall, that hotel visitors will see as they enter the hotel.

Bo Lanyon by Christopher Vaughan

Myles-Jay Linton

Myles-Jay is a figurative artist and illustrator. Key themes in his work include the connection between our bodies and our emotions, and recent experiences of solitude/connection during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Myles-Jay has been commissioned to create a new neon artwork for the hotel lobby’s library area.

The permanent artworks will be developed over summer 2021 and will be available to view at the Moxy Hotel from Autumn 21.

As part of the artwork programme, there will be accompanying podcasts and blogs created documenting the work of the artists and aspects of their process. More information on this, can be found here as they are developed and published.

Artist Bios

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.

  • LaToyah McCallister-Jones

    Moxy, St Paul’s – Creative Commissioning Group
  • Marti Burgess

    Moxy, St Paul’s – Creative Commissioning Group
  • Peter Insole

    Public Art Officer, Bristol City Council
  • Kerrie Burke-Avery

    Public Art Producer (currently on maternity leave until November 2022)

Map

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

Team


  • Kerrie Burke-Avery

    Public Art Producer (currently on maternity leave until November 2022)