Field Art Projects were appointed in spring 2012 to develop and deliver a public art strategy and programme for the University of Bristol’s residential site at Stoke Bishop, north Bristol. The strategy takes into consideration the historic gardens and parkland of the residential campus, which is also home to Bristol University’s Botanic Garden. The programme aims to make both physical and social connections to the built and natural environments of Stoke Bishop, develop greater use of the public areas across the site and work across the departments within the University including the School of Biological Sciences.
The programme commenced with an artist residency by Melanie Jackson during the academic year of 2012/2013, was followed by a research project carried out by artist Andy Holden during 2013/2014.
In September we celebrated the completion of a permanent new outdoor artwork by artist Sarah Staton. Edith and Hans is a 21st century folly: a ‘social sculpture’ for the public and students living nearby.