Trinity Academy, Lockleaze
Bricks are delivering a public art programme for the new Trinity Academy secondary school in Lockleaze, Bristol.
This opportunity supports and celebrates Trinity Academy’s creative ethos of ‘heart, head, soul’ in a creative commission that responds to the multi-academy trust’s cultural ambition for every pupil to have ‘access to enrichment opportunities, in particular in music and the performing arts’.
BACKGROUND AND CONTEXT
With over 1,200 young people due to make this new building their everyday space for education, creativity, inspiration and productivity, Trinity Academy has the potential to be a much loved hub for not only students, but the surrounding local communities; supporting cultural cohesion and value for local public spaces.
This commission thinks imaginatively and responsibly about the place, people and wider area it is being built to serve.
The key aims for the Creative Commission include:
- To enhance and celebrate the school’s civic role
- Working with an artist in a creative collaboration
- To create a layered programme of temporary and permanent cultural activity
- Take accessibility into consideration
- Links to wider Lockleaze cultural activity
- Build on Trinity Academy’s creative partnerships imaginatively
We are pleased to announce Synnøve Fredericks will be creating the artwork for this programme, which will be completed in early 2022.
Synnøve is a sensory designer, artist and maker.
Creating installations, sets and furniture that communicate emotion, orientation and story through the senses. Trained as a designers and furniture maker she uses a wide knowledge of sustainable materials, plants, light and sound to create tactile and welcoming spaces.
Her artistic works look through craft and landscape to explore belonging and connection. She has researched palaeolithic processes, from fire by friction and green wood work to leather tanning, to uncover the origins of how we consume and design. These techniques reveal our most basic requirements to feel at home and guide the objects she produces.
She values collaboration, creating new works with directors, dancers, gardeners and schools.
Showing at spaces from the South Bank Centre in London and Tribeca Film Festival New York, to domestic homes, food markets and gardens internationally and for local benefit.
Synnøve will be working with Academy pupils and local people to create an artwork inspired by the work of the school.
Creative Commissioning Group
We have worked with a Creative Commissioning Group made up of the Headteacher and a pupil from Trinity Academy, the City Council and Bricks, to run an open call for artists, to shortlist submissions and to support the selection of the final commission.
Headteacher at Trinity Academy
Trinity Academy Creative Commissioning Group
Arts Officer for Bristol City Council
Senior Project Manager for Bristol City Council
Public Art Producer (currently on maternity leave until November 2022)