The Arnolfini Centre for Contemporary Arts, Bristol


The redevelopment of the Arnolfini in Bristol was designed by the architects Snell Associates, with the artist Susanna Heron working as an integral part of the Design Team. The project took almost seven years to complete, from artist/architect appointment in early 1999 to reopening in September 2005. It involved two successive gallery directors as client during the process, and finally handed the finished building onto a third director. The final project did not involve a direct commission to the artist, but her input to the process has been essential in creating a highly successful new space for contemporary art.