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South West

Selected links to interesting websites on public art, architecture, urban and landscape design, and resources relevant to public art practice from all over the South West.


  • Arts & Health South West

    Networking and support organisation set up by people working in the Arts and Health sector in the South West region.


  • Creative Skills

    Creative Skills provides professional development support for individual practitioners from creative industries in Cornwall. Full range of training, advice and support services described on this website.


  • Devon Guild of Craftsmen

    Includes an on-line directory of the work of Guild members, as well as information on membership and exhibitions at Riverside Mill, Bovey Tracey, Devon.


  • Gloucestershire County Council Register of Public Artists

    Searchable database of artists working in the public realm.


  • Groundwork South West

    Helps people and organisations make changes in order to create better neighbourhoods, to build skills and job prospects, and to live and work in a greener way.


  • Natural Partners: Arts in the Protected Landscape

    Designed to encourage those working in protected landscapes such as those in the South West to explore innovative ways of working in partnership with the arts.


  • The Audience Agency

    With offices in Manchester and London and a network of Regional Directors across England, The Audience Agency works with cultural organisations to build audiences.


  • The Creative Enterprise Gateway

    A new service for the creative industries, offering easy access to a wide variety of sources of information, advice and guidance.



  • Artcare

    ArtCare is the arts in health service for Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust. The website includes information on the ambitious 'New Art on Site' programme supporting the modernisation of Salisbury District Hospital.


  • Arts for Health Cornwall and Isles of Scilly

    Organisation dedicated to assist in the delivery of a more holistic healthcare service working with artists in health and social care settings.


  • Bristol Building Schools for the Future

    The BSF programme in Bristol has been using public art to engage pupils in the building process, with the support of Creative Partnerships.


  • Bristol Legible City

    Bristol Legible City is a unique concept to improve people?s understanding and experience of the city through the implementation of identity, information and transport projects integrated with artists? work.


  • Exeter Health Care Arts

    Well-designed site detailing key completed projects, forward plans and the services of the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Trust arts project. Includes a full evaluation report of the work of EHCA from its inception in 1992 to 1998.


  • Forest of Dean

    Includes a location map with currently sited work on the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail, text and images on the artists and their works, What?s New section with details of new commissions, project background and a report on development and management issues.


  • Leading the Way

    Well designed site with full details of the programme of integrated public art commissions and residencies for the new Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.


  • Moving On

    A three year programme of public art commissions enhancing new buildings and facilities in the Somerset and Avon Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.


  • Swindon Artscape

    Describes the performing and public art work of the local authority in Swindon with details of current projects.


  • The Art of Wellbeing

    The arts have been part of the vision and process of developing Knowle West Health Park from its earliest days. The Art of Wellbeing project continues this work.


Commissioning Agencies

  • Art and Sacred Places

    SO32 3NA
    Tel: 01489 878725
    Fax: 01489 878737
    e-mail: [email protected]


  • Foreground (Tabitha Clayson & Simon Morrissey, Curators)

    The Old Church School
    Butts Hill
    BA11 1HR
    Tel: 01373 888187
    e-mail: [email protected]


  • Ginkgo Projects Ltd (Director Tom Littlewood)

    St Judes Studio
    Somerset BA26 2AF
    Tel/Fax: 01934 733406
    e-mail: [email protected]


  • ProjectBase (Director Sara Black)

    The Old Grammar School
    West Park Redruth
    TR13 3AJ
    Tel: 01209 315924
    e-mail: [email protected]


  • Situations

    Situations is a research and commissioning programme based at the University of the West of England in Bristol. The programme includes the commissioning of innovative artists' projects, often outside conventional gallery or museum contexts, curatorial research, public events, talks and seminars and publications. Our website acts both as an archive of projects and a research resource for our past, present and future programme.


  • Willis Newson Ltd (Director Jane Willis)

    10-12 Picton Street
    Bristol BS6 5QA
    Tel: 0117 924 7617
    e-mail: [email protected]


Design Professions

  • Architecture Centre Bristol

    The website has been redesigned with an easy-to-use interface with well-organised archive pages. Contains information about current and previous exhibitions and events.


  • Architecture Centre Devon & Cornwall

    The Architecture Centre Devon and Cornwall was established in June 2006 with support from CABE - The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment and Creating Excellence, the regional centre for sustainable communities, to promote quality in the design of the built environment. 


  • Architecture South West

    This new website, Architecture South West features events that celebrate contemporary architecture and take place during June 2008.


  • Bristol and Bath RIBA

    Site for Bristol and Bath branch of RIBA. Includes a useful links page.


  • CUSP - Creative Urban Space Projects

    CUSP is a Bristol-based network of artists, architects, academics, planners and researchers who work together to explore the nature of social space and help develop culturally rich and sustainable forms of urban life. The site includes illustrated reports on projects.


  • RIBA Wessex

    Information on architect members and the programme of RIBA Wessex.



  • Creating Excellence

    Information on all aspects of regeneration - health, education, sustainability, business, employment, crime - plus a good links section and networking opportunities from Creating Excellence, the South West's Regeneration Centre.