Charting Change

A Lead Artist will catalyse a network including local artists, communities and partner organisations to deliver artwork that engages people with the potential of the new University of Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus next to Bristol Temple Meads Station.

Charting Change is a longitudinal project that will explore the industrial histories of the site alongside it’s technological futures, to contribute towards a contextually relevant identity for the future campus.

The Lead Artist will develop a range of temporary art outcomes to build awareness of the new campus during construction and translate this research and dialogue into a permanent artwork.

Charting Change will build on the TQEC artist residencies of 2018-19, and a range of public commissions that have already taken place as part of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus development.

This is one of three major new public art commissions that will be delivered with the Contemporary Art Society, as the University of Bristol work towards the opening of the TQEC in 2026. The commissions aim to spark curiosity and imagination and help create a place where people feel welcomed.  

The exterior of the main academic building as viewed from the riverside.
A collaborative seating area.