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.

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Artist James Aldridge Walks Back to Marden

Local artist James Aldridge is one of six artists commissioned to create work for ‘Frames of Reference’, part of the commissions programme for King’s Gate in Amesbury.  He is drawing on  recent research on the Marden Henge and its relationship with the wider Wiltshire Neolithic landscape carried out by Reading University. He has called it ‘Walking Back to Marden’.

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Local artist bursary winner Jo Taylor echoes Amesbury’s rich geological history in her artwork

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Local Artist Bursary is Awarded to Josephine Corcoran

One of six local artist bursaries funded by Bloor Homes has been awarded to local artist Josephine Corcoran as part of the ‘Frames of Reference’ project, part of the public art commissioning programme for the King’s Gate development in Amesbury.

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Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh

Ginkgo Projects is leading the Art Therapeutic Design programme for the new building at the Royal Hospital for Sick Children, Edinburgh. The new building will be home to the Royal Hospital for Children and Young People, the Department of Clinical Neuroscience and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Edinburgh.

Opportunity

Station Square, Paignton:  Artist commission opportunity

Ginkgo Projects is working as part of the design team on the enhancements to the public realm outside Paignton Station. 
The works to Station Square are being funded by Torbay Council working in partnership with TDA and Torbay Culture and including lottery funding through the Great Place Scheme.

As part of the design we are inviting artists, designers and creative practitioners to register interest in the emerging opportunity to create new works of art and design for Station Square that promote a sense of place and identity.

Opportunity

Frames of Reference – Wiltshire Artist Bursary Scheme

Ginkgo Projects are excited to be offering 6 local artist bursaries, funded by Bloor Homes as part of the public art commissioning programme for the King’s Gate development in Amesbury.

These artist bursaries will support 6 artists living in Wiltshire, to each make a new piece of work and develop their own practice whilst responding to the themes set out within the brief.

Please download the brief and application details by clicking on the image above.

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Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries named Scotland’s Best Building

The building, designed by Richard Murphy Architects, has been awarded the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland’s (RIAS) Andrew Doolan Prize. Contained in the building is a public art commission produced by Ginkgo Projects with artist Toby Paterson for Fife Council.

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‘Conversations Between Floods’

As part of the wider Art on the Exe project Tania Kovats has been delivering a single edition newspaper to households and businesses bordering the Exeter Valley Parks exploring the politics, policies, impacts and potential solutions that surround flooding: a complex, long term problem in Exeter.

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New Bridewell, Bristol

Recently completed, 14537/9431 is the public art commission for the New Bridewell student housing development on Nelson Street, Bristol. Artist Lilah Fowler reflects on technology and the contemporary landscape as having become inherently combined. The work refers to the changing terms of our sense of space created by digital culture, where landscape is embedded with, and shaped by, technology, and virtual tools create a parallel mental and physical interpretation of our world.

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Loop in the Landscape

Publication Launch in Amesbury
Saturday 23rd September, 2–5pm, The Bowman Centre, Amesbury
Hear the students of Amesbury Archer Primary School perform their poems about the local landscape as we launch Loop in the Landscape, a book of writing, posters and maps made by local poets.
We are also celebrating the launch of a major new art programme for Kings Gate in Amesbury .

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Art on the Exe

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.

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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.