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  • Finn Dovey : Micro Commission : Where Water Meets Land

    Commissions | 05.18.21

    In 2020 Bricks commissioned Finn Dovey, through our pilot Bricks Artist Programme, to create an interactive game. This became a futuristic dystopian art gallery for artists that responded to his open call for works. Far removed from the standard white box virtual gallery, Finn’s environment and the artworks it houses…

  • Karolina Ptaszkowska : Micro Commisson : Interactive Horror Story

    Commissions | 02.13.21

    Delighted to be awarded a Bricks micro commission I was able to create this interactive horror story ‘The Food Must Come in or the Fire Be Put out’. It’s a cross-disciplinary piece, something between a visual essay, performative text, drawing and painting with lots of jush given by…

  • Episode 5 – Cliff Andrade – Bristoler Chronik

    Commissions | 12.28.20

    The Bricks Podcast follow Bristol’s contemporary artists, on journeys within the city walls and beyond, along the ley lines of the South West, up the A roads north, and through their unique observations on the world. In this episode, inspired by Proust’s idea that true recollection can only occur…

  • Episode 4 – Ben Hartley – Ruderal

    Commissions | 12.09.20

    Vase No.1 by Ben Hartley. Waste plastics, electrical wire, dried palm fronds, 2020 In Episode 4, artist Ben Hartley explores the parallels between Ruderal plant species with the processes of gentrification & urban renewal. Focusing on a specific area of wasteland adjacent to Ben’s…

  • Beth Luxton : Micro Commisson : Painting meets Animation

    Commissions | 11.30.20

    Introduction I’m delighted to be working on a micro commission for Bricks over the next couple of months, centred around combining painting and animation, using projection. I consider myself primarily a painter, although most of my work has involved painting and screen-printing to date. I’m drawn to transitory, familiar materials that…

  • Episode 2 – Olivia Jones – Lundy – Verbatim Podcast Transcription

    11.12.20

    Rodney Harris [00:00:07] There’s something romantic about an island isn’t there, there’s something sort of magic. Or certainly a small island I think. Yeah… Olivia Jones [00:00:27] At the far western point of the Bristol Channel where the flowing waters meet with the Atlantic Ocean stands a small defiant island…

  • Episode 2 – Olivia Jones – Lundy

    Commissions | 11.12.20

    Olivia Jones’s podcast is centred around a recent journey to Lundy Island in the Bristol Channel. Speaking with artists, geologists and those working to protect the island’s wildlife, the recording explores the island’s volcanic history and how those living on Lundy have engaged with the material of the island over…