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Sophie Mason, 'Stick Coat' (Ritual object used for connecting with wildness in cities).

2014 - 2017

Primary/Bristol: Dolphin Primary School



Dolphin Primary School is part of Bristol City Council’s Primary/Bristol series of artist commissions for primary schools commissioned as part of the Primary Capital Education Programme. As part of the development artist Sophie Mason and landscape architect Simon Brown have been commissioned by Willis Newson to develop concepts and designs for an outdoor roof garden as part of this newly built primary school. 

Built from recycled materials with support from community and parent volunteers, nature ecology and sustainability are at the heart of the garden concept. Raised beds will provide opportunities for children to grow food which will be cooked in the school kitchen. A willow nook, shaded pergola and outdoor work table will provide spaces for outdoor learning and play. 

Sophie will work collaboratively with the children, teachers and community of Dolphin School to understand their desires and create a beautiful and ecological science garden that produces food, reduces waste, promotes biodiversity and explores rainwater harvesting. 

This project has been made possible through funding from Bristol City Council as part of the Primary Capital Education Programme. 

Sophie Mason is an artist and urban grower dedicated to exploring creativity and nature in the urban environment. Through art, gardening and teaching she fosters connections of care between the self, the natural world and each other. Since completing a Masters in Fine Art Sophie has worked in collaboration and built on her solo practice, combining performance, installation, sculpture and drawing; to explore these themes.