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Hengrove Park public art project

Date uploaded: October 28, 2008

Bristol City Council has announced the appointment of a consultant team to develop the public art programme for Hengrove Park phase 1 development.

Hengrove is currently the largest development area in Bristol, on the site of a former airfield owned by Bristol City Council (BCC). The first phase of Hengrove Park will involve the construction of the new South Bristol Community Hospital, a Healthplex, South Bristol Skills Academy and the European Headquarters for Computershare. A new public plaza will also be developed as well as extensive infrastructure works.

The public art consultancy team is a partnership of different experts and professionals, constituted expressly for the Hengrove Park Public Art Programme and is led by the Milan-based GruppoA12 and the curators Camilla Pignatti Morano and Francesco Bonami.

GruppoA12 is a professional partnership originally constituted in  Genoa in 1993 whose activities are focused on the themes of architecture, urbanism and contemporary art within an extremely open multidisciplinary approach. Gruppo A12 has worked extensively in Europe and the USA including projects in Venice, Rotterdam, and Beijing.

The consultancy team will commence work this summer and spend time in the city meeting with the project development team, planners, architects and landscape architect. The consultants will also meet with community groups and the arts organisations in the City to ensure that their work is developed with a highly participatory nature and create opportunities for engagement with local residents.

Further details: contact Aldo Rinaldi, Senior Public Art Officer, on 0117 922 3064 / [email protected] or Matt Smith Media and PR Officer on 0117 922 2646 / [email protected]

Deep Garden, Temporary pavillion, Enel Contemporanea 2008, Venezia, Italy, 2008. GruppoA12

Deep Garden, Temporary pavillion, Enel Contemporanea 2008, Venezia, Italy, 2008. GruppoA12