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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Opportunity

Communications Assistant

We have an opportunity for a Communications assistant to work within our small team in Edinburgh to develop and promote creative content arising out of a major commissioning programme of Art and Therapeutic Design projects for the new Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences in Edinburgh. Deadline: 5pm Wednesday 26th April 2017.

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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.

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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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loop in the landscape – creative writing in the landscape around Stonehenge

In May, poet Holly Corfield Carr will be leading walks through the layers of the writing process and the geology of the ancient Stonehenge landscape. She will be drawing inspiration from even the smallest rock to compose new poems about the meaning and memories of home.

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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.

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Constellation, Barnhill

Constellation by Alastair Mackie is composed of four bird baths commissioned by South Gloucestershire Council for a new housing development in Chipping Sodbury. The works articulate a pedestrian route connecting the development to the High Street. The vessels are made out of the carboniferous limestone that is geologically rich and quarried locally.

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Verity-Jane Keefe with Novacast

In East Melksham, artist Verity-Jane Keefe has been working with local foundry, Novacast, to produce bronze pieces celebrating the town’s social and industrial past. The work which was developed from initial research by Wrights and Sites follows the disrupted historical walking routes linking the new areas of development and the old town centre.

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Shape Studio at Charlton Hayes

Shape Studio’s latest approved designs for a shelter at Charlton Hayes use an arrangement of triangles to create an interruption within the landscaped surroundings. The Shelter is constructed from a Richlite which is an incredibly durable and environmentally friendly material surprisingly made from paper.

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Cranbrook cultural masterplan

Ginkgo is working with Alex Murdin and Mary Schwarz to develop a Cultural Masterplan for Cranbrook, a new settlement of 8,000 houses over the next 15 years in Devon.