The Charting Change commission will be led by an artist who is interested in working with Bristol communities and University researchers to explore the rich industrial histories of the area alongside its technological futures.
Outcomes from this commission will animate the Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus (TQEC) site as it changes throughout construction. By exploring links between the site and civic and global concerns, this project could envision possible futures for the new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus.
With the support of the Brigstow Institute – who have pioneered ground-breaking collaborative models for the University – the lead artist will be invited to catalyse a network of local artists, communities and partner organisations to engage with University researchers and with the site.
Charting Change will build on the TQEC artist residencies of 2018-19, which were commissioned to initiate creative dialogue with people local to the site.
A process of research and engagement may result in a range of temporary art outcomes during the construction of TQEC as well as a permanently-sited artwork, which will be incorporated into the site or buildings. For more information about this future commission see the TQEC Public Art Strategy (PDF, 2MB).