Photograph taken by Josh Adam Jones
Photograph taken by Josh Adam Jones

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’.


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.

Portrait of Synnove Fredericks against an orange brick wall
Synnøve Fredericks

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. 

An image of Synnove in a white gallery surrounded by pieces of fabric and her artwork. | The Edge of Things

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.

Artist Bio

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.

  • Eiron Bailey

    Headteacher at Trinity Academy
  • Trinity Academy Pupil

    Trinity Academy Creative Commissioning Group
  • Arilda Tymko

    Arts Officer for Bristol City Council
  • Philip Lawrence

    Senior Project Manager for Bristol City Council
  • Kerrie Burke-Avery

    Public Art Producer (currently on maternity leave until November 2022)
Trinity Academy Lockleaze, aerial view - midway through the build process. Purdown hill to the top of the image and housing around the rest of the site
Trinity Academy, Lockleaze, mid construction aerial view


Trinity Academy, Brangwyn Grove, Lockleaze, Bristol, BS7 9BY


  • Kerrie Burke-Avery

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