What we do

Ginkgo Projects is an independent public art and cultural producer.

Our philosophy is driven by a desire to create vision and experience led opportunities for artists and creative practitioners to work closely with clients, design teams and communities to build and reveal an authentic sense of narrative, place and distinctiveness within both urban and rural environments.

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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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries named Scotland’s Best Building

The building, designed by Richard Murphy Architects, has been awarded the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s (RIAS) Andrew Doolan Prize. Contained in the building is a public art commission produced by Ginkgo Projects with artist Toby Paterson for Fife Council.

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‘Conversations Between Floods’

As part of the wider Art on the Exe project Tania Kovats has been delivering a single edition newspaper to households and businesses bordering the Exeter Valley Parks exploring the politics, policies, impacts and potential solutions that surround flooding: a complex, long term problem in Exeter.

Project

New Bridewell, Bristol

Recently completed, 14537/9431 is the public art commission for the New Bridewell student housing development on Nelson Street, Bristol. Artist Lilah Fowler reflects on technology and the contemporary landscape as having become inherently combined. The work refers to the changing terms of our sense of space created by digital culture, where landscape is embedded with, and shaped by, technology, and virtual tools create a parallel mental and physical interpretation of our world.

Opportunity

Extended submission: Film Library Commissions for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children & Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh.

New opportunities for artists, filmmakers and creative curators to provide film content for Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh

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Loop in the Landscape

Publication Launch in Amesbury
Saturday 23rd September, 2–5pm, The Bowman Centre, Amesbury
Hear the students of Amesbury Archer Primary School perform their poems about the local landscape as we launch Loop in the Landscape, a book of writing, posters and maps made by local poets.
We are also celebrating the launch of a major new art programme for Kings Gate in Amesbury .

Project

Art on the Exe

Artists Tania Kovats and Anne-Marie Culhane have each been commissioned by East Devon District Council to develop new work responding to the £31m programme of flood defence improvements currently under way in Exeter.

The new works created by the artists during 2017 aim to generate a wider conversation in Exeter about the impact and consequences of flooding in the city, and raise greater awareness and understanding of the surrounding issues.

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The Tracks

An immersive tale of community, change and colour; The Tracks is a collaboration between Bristol Old Vic Young Company and Melksham Oak Community School exploring the positive influence change and new people can bring to a community. Commissioned by Ginkgo Projects, The Tracks forms the final part of the public art strategy produced by Ginkgo to develop a unique sense of place and identity in the new development on the land East of Melksham.

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Requiem for 114 Radios – Ian Forsyth and Jane Pollard

Co- commissioned by Ginkgo with Colston Hall and opening within the Colston Hall cellars, the spine-tingling Requiem for 114 Radios went on to tour forming part of ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ – an exhibition of art inspired by the master film maker.

Project

Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries – Toby Paterson

Toby Paterson has recently installed his Cluster Relief (Dunfermline Remnant) in the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries designed by architect Richard Murphy.

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Kings Gate, Amesbury

Ginkgo have produced and are implementing a wide reaching art strategy for Kings Gate in Amesbury, Wiltshire for client Bloor Homes. The art strategy aims to enhance the sense of community and cohesion between “existing” Amesbury and the new Kings Gate development; drawing the two communities together through engagement and participation.

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Urban Stage, Wapping Wharf, Bristol,

A new transitional space set between private courtyards and the public street has been created by KBHT for this residential development in Bristol.

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New South Glasgow Hospitals

Ginkgo Projects completed a major art and therapeutic design programme for New South Glasgow Hospitals.