Artist Synnove Freidricks running a workshop with Lockleaze pupils

Public Art & Creative Infrastructure Producing

Bricks Public Art Producers support land developers to connect with local and creative communities, through the delivery of bespoke and locally lead public art programmes.

With a strong grounding in planning and community engagement alongside a high quality artist network, our approach is to facilitate a creative and collaborative process between land developers, architects, consultants, local authorities, communities and artists. 

Young people taking part in an engagement workshop at St Anne's House
Young People Engagement Workshops, Summer 2021. Credit Josh Adam Jones

Projection of 'And For Youth' onto St Anne's House
St Anne’s House – community consultation feedback event on how to reuse the building, 2020

We believe in the civic role of artists and other creative practitioners, and that by drawing on local creative talent for public art programmes, we maximise the positive local impact an artwork can have. We are interested in the creation of permanent and temporary artworks, producing public artworks that are loved by their communities and support the creative economy of the area.

This approach delivers great reputational value for the development and ensures that public artworks are grown organically from place and people.

Artist Kayle Brandon running a workshop with the local community in foraging and neighbourhood exploration
Kayle Brandon, artist for Roseneath Gardens – facilitating a workshop for the local community.

Artist Bo Lanyon preparing to start his commission for the Moxy, St Paul's Public Art Programme
Bo Lanyon, local painter commissioned for the Moxy, St Paul’s Public Art Programme – preparing to start his commission – client Marriot Hotels Group.

We also have expertise in curating creative community programmes, and producing creative and community infrastructure. This exciting aspect of cultural programming is a complement to our public art projects, and is well supported by local authorities as a contribution to the social, economic and wellbeing value of both redevelopments and new developments.

Two school pupils working with thin strip of wood to create helix shape
Trinity Academy, Lockleaze: pupils working with artist Synnøve Fredericks to create a new public artwork – client Bristol City Council. Credit Josh Adam Jones
Workmen in protective clothing on site at Whitfield Tabernacle
The Tabernacle (Grade I Listed): a new creative & community space for Kingswood – client Whitfield Tabernacle Trust & South Gloucestershire Council


  • Seamless project management of public art and creative infrastructure projects
  • Writing & delivering public art plans & artist briefs
  • Managing planning condition sign off with local authorities
  • Brokering artist / client relationships from our wide reaching knowledge of South West creatives
  • Working with consultant teams to explore site opportunities
  • Viability assessments & creative programme management for creative and community infrastructure projects
  • Managing commissioning & programming stakeholder groups (community, local authorities & developers)
  • Delivering creative consultation programmes
  • Writing and managing community engagement programmes, including delivering live events
  • Creative project curation
  • Budget management
  • Contract management
  • Liaison with local authority and statutory consultees
  • Site/context research 
  • Managing artwork commission, intellectual property and client handover processes
  • Documentation
  • Promotion and public relations
  • Evaluation and reporting
  • Excellent client communication
Three people in high-vis jackets installing, one is Myles Jay Linton, installing his piece for the Moxy, St Pauls Public Art Programme
Moxy Bristol, St Pauls: local artist and educator Myles Jay Linton installing his commissioned piece for a public artwork at Moxy Hotel, St Pauls.
Moxy Bristol, St Pauls: Lobby area with commisioned artworks by Bo Lanyon and Dr. Myles-Jay Linton

Lawrence Hoo sat on a chair to the right and Charles Golding sat on a chair to the left having a conversation in front of Rowan Bishop recording them for a podcast about the Moxy, St Paul's Public Art Project
Moxy Bristol, St Pauls: renowned poet & educator Lawrence Hoo, has been commissioned with Charles Golding to create a public artwork for the Moxy Hotel, St Paul’s (Here in conversation for a Bricks podcast, produced by Rowan Bishop). Credit Khali Ackford.
Moxy Bristol, St Pauls: Lawrence Hoo & Charles Golding‘s commission, Jewel of St Paul’s.


  • Local authorities (we sit on Bristol City Council’s preferred list of Public Art Producers)
  • Commercial mixed-use land developers
  • Education providers
  • Affordable housing developers
  • Community trusts
  • International hospitality developers

We are especially keen to work on projects in Bristol and the South West, where the land developer has a long term interest in the site or the community that will be using it.

Get in touch to start a conversation and explore how we could work together:

Current Public Art & Creative Infrastructure Projects

  • Moxy Bristol, St Paul’s

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to write and deliver a public art programme for the new Moxy Hotel development in St Pauls, Bristol.

  • Trinity Academy, Lockleaze

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to deliver a public art programme for the new Trinity Academy secondary school in Lockleaze, Bristol.

  • Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to write and deliver the public art programme for Roseneath Gardens, Stoke Gifford, South Gloucestershire.

  • The Tabernacle

    Community Led Creative, Cultural Infrastructure

    Kingswood’s Tabernacle is being prepared for it’s next phase of life!

  • St Gabriel’s Court, Easton

    Public Art

    Bricks has been commissioned to deliver a public art programme for the new residential and commercial development at St Gabriel’s Court in Easton, Bristol.

Public Art Contacts

  • Kerrie Burke-Avery

    Public Art Producer (currently on maternity leave until November 2022)