What we do

Ginkgo produces, designs and implements creative urban and rural projects that connect people to their environment.

We combine elements of research, strategy development, partnership building, art curation and landscape design to create authentic and innovative projects.

Our clients come from both the commercial and public sectors and we welcome opportunities to develop partnerships and fresh approaches to creating new work.

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Photograph: Philip Vile


Emma Smith: Rehearsal (Act 1)

Rehearsal (Act 1) is an interactive rehearsal to create a unique playette with artist Emma Smith. Taking place on stage at the Old Vic this event will have no audience, inviting all present onto the stage to rehearse, direct and participate in a unique experiment to consider the possibilities for public rehearsal.


Food and drink from The hEdge

We’re all collectors in some way. It’s in our nature. Ginkgo is working with Alex Murdin to run a foraging and wild drink making day in Hilperton, Trowbridge on the 23rd May led by Matthew Pennington of Somerset’s award winning restaurant ‘The Ethicurean’.

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Design commission opportunities for RHSC and DCN, Edinburgh

Two design opportunities for significant projects at Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Neurosciences, Edinburgh available.

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Exe Riverside Valley Park

Ginkgo is developing a public art programme for the Exe Riverside Valley Park in Exeter linked to the ongoing £30m programme of flood defence improvements.

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hEdges, Trowbridge

Ginkgo is working with Alex Murdin of ruralrecreation a new art project for a major village housing extension around Hilperton in Wiltshire.

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New South Glasgow Hospitals

Ginkgo Projects working for Brookfield Multiplex have just completed a major art and therapeutic design for New South Glasgow Hospitals.

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Shape Studio and Caitlin Shepherd at Charlton Hayes

Work has begun within the green spine of the Charlton Hayes site designing a shelter for the community and investigating the possibilities of edible planting within the wilder areas. The project has been successful in securing additional funds from Sovereign Housing Trust to support further community integration during the development of their designs.



Collaboration with Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic receives Heritage Lottery Award

The Wapping Wharf project in which Ginkgo are collaborating with Travelling Light, Bristol Old Vic and Bristol Museums Galleries and Archives has received an award of £22,600 from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Will Rounce commissioned to develop work for new student accomodation in Bristol

Will Rounce is developing designs for new student accomodation at 8-10 Colston Avenue in Bristol. His influences include Minimalism and architectural diagrams and his work investigates the mechanisms involved in the physical construction of a drawing.

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Project Grow launched

Delighted to announce that Frances Thorburn will be leading Project Grow at Wallscourt Farm Academy, Stoke Gifford, Bristol. Frances will work with the school over the next 12 months to develop a sustainable model and interventions for the active use of the grounds through growing and husbandry that is grounded in seasonal activity.

St. Columba's Hospice, Edinburgh


St. Columba’s Hospice, Edinburgh

We are delighted to be starting work on developing an art strategy and programme for the operational life of the hospice with the support of Creative Scotland.



Glithero selected for Merchant Square in Paddington

Glithero have been selected to develop their designs for the facade of Building No 2 at Merchants Square in Paddington. Ginkgo are looking forward to working with Glithero and Robin Partington Architects on this exciting collaboration.