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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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.

The Wapping Wharf project will allow Travelling Light Youth Theatre to collaborate with Bristol Old Vic Young Company for the first time. Working together with Bristol Museums, Galleries and Archives, the project will engage up to 60 young participants aged 11-20 from Travelling Light Youth Theatre, Bristol Old Vic Young Company and partner school, Hanham Woods Academy.

Working with heritage professionals from Bristol Records Office, M Shed and Bristol University, artist Emma Smith and Ginkgo, Wapping Wharf participants will gain a deeper insight into this area of their city and how actions that took place there have left their mark almost 200 years later.


Artist/Design Opportunity for Ron Jones House, Stokes Croft, Bristol

We are looking for an artist to work within Ron Jones House in Bristol (supported accommodation) to transform the interior and/or exterior space permanently for the benefit of the residents and staff based there. We are looking for someone with a fresh approach and a clear aesthetic to understand and respond to the resident’s needs and contribute to the development of communal spaces where people will want to spend time.

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Royal Hospital for Sick Children and Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Edinburgh

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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.

Bristol Old Vic Young Company


New Collaboration between Travelling Light and Bristol Old Vic Young Company

As part of the public art programme for Wapping Wharf in Bristol we are working with Travelling Light Theatre Company and Bristol Old Vic Young Company to uncover the history of the site to develop new pieces of theatre. This project will bring together these two innovative theatre companies in this way for the first time, working with young people from all over Bristol to explore real life stories from the site’s history that are as gripping and relevant now as they were 100 years ago. More information on this project and how to get involved will be coming soon. (Wapping Wharf is being developed by Umberslade/Muse Developments)

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.

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Dignfied Spaces, New South Glasgow Hospitals

Our work at the New South Glasgow Hospitals is moving now through to its production phase ready for installation in the Autumn. Six teams of artists are working throughout the 1100 Adult and 250 bed Childrens hospitals to design and install a wide of art and therapeutic design projects that will all enrich the public, treatment and ward areas.



MK Rose, Milton Keynes

MK Rose launch day created by Gordon Young as a new place to celebrate memorable community occaisons in Milton Keynes.

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Toby Paterson’s work is in production in Dunfermline

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New work from the Graphics residencies at the New South Glasgow Hospitals

Alison Unsworth, Ian Richards, Emma Varley and Frances Priest have been working with staff and patients within Glasgow based hospitals to create a library of 80 images to be applied to surfaces within the new South Glasgow Hospitals…

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Project Blueprint: co active engagement in school design and use

Project Blueprint is an ongoing research based project that is exploring the value and impact of creative engagement and collaborative practice to enhance planning and decision making around school design and improvement.