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Public Art & Creative Infrastructure Producing

Bricks Public Art Producers support land developers to connect with local and creative communities, through the delivery of bespoke and locally lead public art programmes.

With a strong grounding in planning and community engagement alongside a high quality artist network, our approach is to facilitate a creative and collaborative process between land developers, architects, consultants, local authorities, communities and artists. 

Young People Engagement Workshops, Summer 2021

St Anne’s House – community consultation feedback event on how to reuse the building, 2020

We believe in the civic role of artists and that by drawing on local creative talent for public art programmes, we maximise the positive local impact an artwork can have. Our aim is to produce public artworks that are loved by their communities and support the creative economy of the area.

This approach delivers great reputational value for the development and ensures that public artworks are grown organically from place and people.

Kayle Brandon, woman making a brass rubbing with children and adults watching
Kayle Brandon, artist for Roseneath Gardens – showing the community how to use her brass etching food map – client Engie and Clarion Homes

Bo Lanyon, local painter commissioned for the Moxy, St Paul’s Public Art Programme – preparing to start his commission – client Marriot Hotels Group

We are interested in the creation of permanent and temporary artworks, alongside curating creative community programmes and the creation of creative and community infrastructure. The latter of which is a really exciting new aspect to public art programming being supported by local authorities through planning conditions

Two school pupils working with thin strip of wood to create helix shape
Trinity Academy, Lockleaze: pupils working with artist Synnøve Fredericks to create a new public artwork – client Bristol City Council
Whitifield Tabernacle (Grade I Listed): a new creative & community space for Kingswood – client Whitfield Tabernacle Trust & Gloucestershire County Council

OUR SERVICES:

  • Seamless project management of public art and creative infrastructure projects
  • Writing & delivering public art plans & artist briefs
  • Managing planning condition sign off with local authorities
  • Brokering artist / client relationships from our wide reaching knowledge of South West creatives
  • Working with consultant teams to explore site opportunities
  • Viability assessments & creative programme management for creative and community infrastructure projects
  • Managing commissioning & programming stakeholder groups (community, local authorities & developers)
  • Delivering creative consultation programmes
  • Writing and managing community engagement programmes, including delivering live events
  • Creative project curation
  • Budget management
  • Contract management
  • Liaison with local authority and statutory consultees
  • Site/context research 
  • Managing artwork commission, intellectual property and client handover processes
  • Documentation
  • Promotion and public relations
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • Excellent client communication
Look & Learn: a free short series of lens-based community workshops facilitated by Josh Adam Jones & Alesha Hickmans

Moxy, St Pauls: renowned poet & educator Lawrence Hoo, has been commissioned to create a public artwork set around a new poem celebrating St Paul’s, Bristol

OUR CLIENTS INCLUDE

  • Local authorities, we sit on Bristol City Council’s preferred list of Public Art Producers
  • Commercial mixed use land developers
  • Education providers
  • Affordable housing developers
  • Community trusts
  • International hospitality developers

We are especially keen to work on projects in Bristol and the South West, where the land developer has a long term interest in the site or the community that will be using it.

Get in touch to start a conversation and explore how we could work together: kerrie@bricksbristol.org

Current Public Art & Creative Infrastructure Projects

  • Moxy, St Paul’s

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to write and deliver a public art programme for the new Moxy Hotel development in St Pauls, Bristol.

  • Trinity Academy, Lockleaze

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to deliver a public art programme for the new Trinity Academy secondary school in Lockleaze, Bristol.

  • Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to write and deliver the public art programme for Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire.

  • Whitfield Tabernacle, Kingswood

    Community Led Creative, Cultural Infrastructure

    In Summer 2021 Bricks were appointed to undertake an appraisal on the best potential short and long term community and creative opportunities for the Grade I Listed Whitfield Tabernacle.

  • St Gabriel’s Court, Easton

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to deliver a public art programme for the new residential and commercial development at St Gabriel’s Court in Easton, Bristol.

Public Art Team