Trinity Academy Lockleaze, external 3d artist impression showing outside front corner view

Trinity Academy, Lockleaze

We are currently reviewing artist proposals for the Trinity Academy Public Art Programme. Thank you to all who applied

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

This opportunity aims to support and celebrate Trinity Academy’s creative ethos of ‘heart, head, soul’ in a creative commission that responds to the multi-academy trust’s cultural ambition for every pupil to have ‘access to enrichment opportunities, in particular in music and the performing arts’.


With over 1,200 young people due to make this new building their everyday space for education, creativity, inspiration and productivity, Trinity Academy has the potential to be a much loved hub for not only students, but the surrounding local communities; supporting cultural cohesion and harbouring value for local public spaces.

This commission aims to think imaginatively and responsibly about the place, people and wider area it is being built to serve.

The key aims for the Creative Commission include:

  • To enhance and celebrate the School’s civic role
  • Working with an artist in a creative collaboration
  • To create a layered programme of temporary and permanent cultural activity
  • Take accessibility into consideration
  • Links to wider Lockleaze cultural activity
  • Build on Trinity Academy’s creative partnerships imaginatively


We are looking for an individual artist or creative group to work with Bristol City Council, Bricks and Trinity Academy Lockleaze to develop and deliver this public art commission for the site.

Artists should have a passion for the creative arts – whether based around music, theatre, visual arts, dance or others not mentioned.

Artists should have some experience of shaping cultural programmes of a similar scale, including permanent and temporary elements that are high quality.

Artists should have some experience of engaging with young people and co-creating work.

As we are aiming to support local artists, this commission is only open to people living and/or working within the West of England (Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset).


This programme will commission a new public artwork as part of the new secondary school. 

The resulting artwork(s) should:

  • Be playful, bold, engaging and vibrant, drawing in the Academy’s creative ethos and support of the arts, music and performance. 
  • Be designed in response to the brief, the site and local surroundings;
  • Be suitable for use / participation/ viewing / listening by a wide range of ages and abilities, but have young people and local communities specifically in mind;
  • Be an appropriate scale for the identified site and achievable within budget;
  • Promote sustainability and innovation;
  • Introduce public art that will be distinctive, memorable and engaging and which will endure in this particular location.
  • Be robust, vandal–resistant and require minimal maintenance

Creative Commissioning Group

We are working with a Creative Commissioning Group made up of the Headteacher from Trinity Academy, the City Council, Bricks and a pupil at the new Academy, to shortlist submissions and to support the selection of the final commissions.

  • Eiron Bailey

    Headteacher at Trinity Academy
  • Trinity Academy Pupil (TBC)

    Trinity Academy Creative Commissioning Group
  • Arilda Tymko

    Arts Officer for Bristol City Council
  • Philip Lawrence

    Senior Project Manager for Bristol City Council
Trinity Academy Lockleaze, aerial view - midway through the build process. Purdown hill to the top of the image and housing around the rest of the site
Trinity Academy, Lockleaze, mid construction aerial view


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

The deadline for the above commissions is 10am, Wednesday 31st March 2021

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


Trinity Academy, Brangwyn Grove, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9BY