Projects

Junction 3 – Library of Ideas

Davis & Jones, ‘The Library of Ideas’, 2013. Photo: Max McClure. Image courtesy of the artists and Willis Newson.

Synopsis

Library of Ideas is a permanent artwork intervention in the foyer of the Junction 3 library building, created by artists Davis & Jones between 2010 and 2012. The artwork consists of an installation of objects donated to the artists by the people living in the area around Junction 3.

Description

During the building of Junction 3, Davis and Jones met with residents and construction workers and collected these objects and the stories behind them during their Public Engagement Programme.

Davis & Jones collaborated with Gitta Geschwendtner to realise the installation which groups the objects into clusters reflecting the character and forming a portrait of the rich community of the neighbourhood surrounding Junction 3.  The collection of everyday and unusual objects is accompanied by a publication, designed by Jono Lewarne, telling the story of each object.

Junction 3 is a mixed-use development currently being built at Junction 3 of the M32 in Bristol.  When complete, it will house an exciting learning and resource centre as well as provide a new home for the Trinity Road Library.  As part of the overall development, there will also be housing units and spaces suitable for office and community use available for letting.  Junction 3 is a partnership initiative between Bristol City Council, Knightstone Housing Association and the Big Lottery Community Libraries Programme.

Junction 3

Junction 3 is a mixed-use development currently being built at Junction 3 of the M32 in Bristol.  When complete, it will house an exciting learning and resource centre as well as provide a new home for the Trinity Road Library.  As part of the overall development, there will also be housing units and spaces suitable for office and community use available for letting.  Junction 3 is a partnership initiative between Bristol City Council, Knightstone Housing Association and the Big Lottery Community Libraries Programme.

Willis Newson

Willis Newson is a leading Bristol-based independent arts consultancy specialising in creative approaches to improving health and wellbeing.  It develops public art strategies for new builds and refurbishments, develops and manages public art plans and public engagement programmes, delivers training for artists and performers in healthcare settings and provides advice and guidance on the design and implementation of projects to promote healthy environments and improve health and wellbeing.


  • Commissioner

    Bristol City Council

  • Produced by

    Willis Newson

  • Partners

    Bristol City Council, Knightstone Housing Association, Big Lottery Community Libraries Programme

  • Supported by

    Bristol City Council