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.
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.
LOOP IN THE LANDSCAPE
Outdoor Writing Workshops in the Stonehenge Landscape
9th July 2017 – 2pm-5pm
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Working with award-winning poet Holly Corfield Carr, you will explore the ancient contours and hidden corners of the World Heritage Site, learning how to use field writing techniques and observational exercises to draw inspiration from even the smallest rock.
Participants will have the chance to have their writing published as part of loop, a book of poems, photographs and walking routes celebrating life in the landscape around Stonehenge and Amesbury, the UK’s longest continuously-occupied settlement. For more information, please visit loop.org.uk.
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.
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.
Toby Paterson has recently installed his Cluster Relief (Dunfermline Remnant) in the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries designed by architect Richard Murphy.
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.
A new transitional space set between private courtyards and the public street has been created by KBHT for this residential development in Bristol.
Ginkgo Projects completed a major art and therapeutic design programme for New South Glasgow Hospitals.
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.
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.
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.
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.