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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Project

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.

Opportunity

Two artist commissions for the Exe Riverside Valley Park

Two opportunities for artists to work within Exeter over the next 12 months on socially engaged and action research led projects.

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Holly Corfield Carr in Amesbury

Ginkgo are working with Holly Corfield Carr to curate a commissions programme for Amesbury in Wiltshire.  
Holly Corfield Carr is an award-winning, Bristol-based poet working across site, inscription and performance.

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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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Requiem for 114 Radios launches at Somerset House

Following its success at Colston Hall cellars, the spine-tingling Requiem for 114 Radios (co-commissioned by Ginkgo Projects) is now touring and recently formed part of ‘Daydreaming with Stanley Kubrick’ – an exhibition of art inspired by the master film maker.

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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.

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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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The role of culture in Neighbourhood planning

Ginkgo has recently written a publication ‘Creativity in Community-led Planning in Dorset’; guidance aimed at community leaders developing a Neighbourhood plan in Dorset. The guidance is relevant to communities all over the country.

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Star of Caledonia

Star of Caledonia is a new landmark to be created by Cecil Balmond and Charles Jencks to celebrate a historic border, the border between Scotland and England. The project has recently gained planning consent and we are seeking further funding for construction.