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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Seminar on 25th June: ‘We need to talk’

St Columbaʼs Hospice invites you to join us for an inspirational day in our new building as we embark on the next stage of our work for the benefit of patients, carers, family, staff and the wider community of Edinburgh.

We are particularly interested in emergent artists who have an interest but little or no experience of working in healthcare. You will join with representative from the Hospice, including volunteers, and staff members from a range of disciplines and backgrounds, for a day of sharing knowledge and expertise, learning and inspiration.

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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)

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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.



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.