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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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…


Open Call 100 Flowers Collection

New opportunity to be part of the creation of a new Collection for the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde’s (NHSGGC) New South Glasgow Hospitals (NSGH). The collection will comprise 100 new works of art inspired by flowers installed in the building when it opens in 2015.

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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.

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Toby Paterson proposals to be installed in the New Year



Glithero selected for Merchant Square in Paddington

Glithero have been selected to develop their designs for the facade of Building No 2 at Merchants Square in Paddington. Ginkgo are looking forward to working with Glithero and Robin Partington Architects on this exciting collaboration.



Verity-Jane Keefe in East Melksham

Verity-Jane Keefe is back working in East Melksham developing designs for permanent work in the town. In addition to developing new walking routes linking the old and new parts of the town, Verity is developing a new Town Guide that she hopes to stock in the tourist information centre.

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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.



The Heart Space, Penryn

Installation artist David Cotterrell has been appointed as lead artist for The Heart Space, a project at the Tremough Campus in Penryn near Falmouth, Cornwall, which is shared by University College Falmouth and the University of Exeter.



South Bristol Community Hospital

The progamme of commissions at South Bristol Community Hospital includes a series of interior artworks by Grennan and Sperandio.



Cockington Footbridge, Torquay

A new footbridge to cross the water meadows in the grounds of Cockington Court



New South Glasgow Hospitals

Ginkgo Projects working with Gillespies and Nightingales, are contracted by Brookfield Multiplex to develop and deliver the Therapeutic Design and Arts Strategy for the New South Glasgow Hospitals.