Garth England was born in Bristol General Hospital in 1935, four years before World War II broke out. His mother named him after a blind pianist in a romantic novel by Florence Barclay, a blockbuster in its day. Garth spent almost all of his seventy-nine years living in neighbourhoods in south Bristol: Knowle West, Hengrove, Totterdown and Bedminster. The jobs he held throughout his life – paperboy, telegram boy, milkman and railway man – meant that he had a deep understanding of the rhythm, architecture and people of this part of the city.
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-908326-94-2
Bristol based artists Eudaimon (Robert and Jak Ollett) were commissioned to develop a new public art work for St Anne’s Infants School and Wicklea Academy in Bristol during 2014. In response Eudaimon created ‘The Cascading Garden’, an exterior planting systems integrated into the architecture of the schools exterior spaces. Zigzag in form these hydroponic structures are made up of horizontal and vertical cylinders which are interspersed with a series of circular holes for plant pots in which plants can be grown. Much like a marble-run game, pupils are be able to sow seeds up and down the structure, watching the growth of plants and the resultant changes to the sculptural form.
The Library of Ideas is an artwork installation created by artists Eleanor Wynne Davis and Deborah Aguirre Jones (Davis & Jones).
"In the midst of everything, what makes you feel well?" …. ‘Well’ was the first visible element of MOVE, a public art programme at Southmead and Frenchay Hospitals, Bristol, commissioned by Willis Newson art consultants.
The BS1 publication boxset documents all the commissions that occurred as part of this series of artist interventions for Cabot Circus.
An essay by Julian Warren, Archivist at Arnolfini, and Bristol Record Office. The text takes as a starting point the project 'New British Sculpture/Bristol 1968: a new engagement with public' (20th May to 29th June 1968) for which twenty-five colourful and abstract pieces, typically made from welded metal and fibreglass were staged across the centre of Bristol. Warren examines the legacy of this show in Bristol and the impact that the project had further afield.
The Cabot Circus Cantata, was intended as a celebration of the onsite diversity. The publication is accompanied by a DVD of the songs as they were recorded on the building site.
The Promised Land was a solo exhibition, which concluded Neville Gabie’s three-year residency during the redevelopment of Bristol's Broadmead shopping area.
The BS1 publication documents all the commissions that occurred as part of this series of artist interventions for Cabot Circus.
The publication includes documentation of several meals cooked and served onsite to the workforce from around the world. In addition the recipes are all published for you to try at home.
Six internationally acclaimed artists were commissioned to respond to Bristol's historic landscape. This book traces how their research took the artists beyond the limits of the city, to examine present-day boundaries, architecture and attitudes that deal with the relationship between outsider and insider.
ISBN: 1 86043 3774