We are delighted to be working with the Bristol Music Trust and their Design Team for the second phase of refurbishment of the Bristol Beacon. Field Art Projects were appointed by Bristol City Council to develop and deliver a series of artist commissions that will play a key role in ensuring the iconic building is rejuvenated with artists’ voices at its heart, bringing the art of music-making to life in visual form.
Four artists were selected by an advisory panel with our curatorial advice and invited to make proposals: Rana Begum, Linda Brothwell, Giles Round and Libita Sibungu.
The artist commissions will enhance the look and feel of the venue, adding to the richness of the transformation and the experience for visitors. Their work will include a response to Bristol Beacon’s relationship with the water that surrounds and flows through the city; the textiles and fabrics within the new performance spaces; an architectural installation within the new Lantern space; and a contemporary intervention on the façade of the Lantern building.
The transformation of the Bristol Beacon will include an exceptional classical and contemporary music venue for Bristol, with world-class education spaces, a new cabaret-style performance area in the Victorian cellars, and the restoration of the unique Bristol Byzantine colonnades and interiors of the historic Lantern space.