Barton Hill Primary School and Childrens Centre - public art programme
(Design, Public Art, Publications)


The positive impact of the process for Barton Hill is of national relevance, and not just for schools, but for wider public contexts.
Johnathan Hines & Tom Mason, Architype


public art, education, architecture, ecology, new build, participatory, design, interactive, site-responsive, InSites, interactive, sensor-led, lighting, photography, responsive technologies, InSites, visualisation of data


Architects - Architype

Clients- Community at Heart

Advisors - RiO

Public Art Online web resource




Creative Commons License


"Developing artwork in response to a particular place or context, with people whom the work will affect, demands a flexibility that relies upon a belief in the value of such processes and a consequent commitment to their evolvement". Dr Roz Hall (Evaluation excerpt)

Lead Artists: Annie Lovejoy & Mac Dunlop were commissioned in June 2006 by Community at Heart (Bristol City Council), to develop and produce public artwork to be integrated into the new Barton Hill Primary School and Children's Centre. They have worked collaboratively in response to the artistís brief and contractual targets to develop work that is relevant to the context of Barton Hill School and community.

The works produced recall the processes and participation of the children involved and reflect the ecological focus of the new building.(more details accessed via thumbnails on right)

A web resource/blog traces the progress of the building and artworks whilst also providing information on local initiatives and educational curricular activities related to ecology.

See PDFs below for Public Arts Programme Publication / Evaluation Report and pre-commission background details

UPDATE 2009 - project featured in CABE publication Creating Excellent Primary Schools


for further information see PDF(s) :

Project Publication

 Project Publication (3.0MB)


 Celebrating young peoples involvement in generating artworks inspired by the ecological design and construction of the new building. Insites: Barton Hill Primary School and Children's Centre Public Art Programme, edited by Annie Lovejoy, Roz Hall and Mac Dunlop. RiO. (2008) ISBN 978-1-906687

Evaluation Report - Dr. Roz Hall

 Evaluation Report - Dr. Roz Hall (859KB)


 Dr. Roz Hall currently works as a research and evaluation consultant, across a spectrum of artistic practice, and a variety of organisations, to support artists and project directors and facilitators, to evaluate the work they conduct. Roz is also visiting lecturer and a PhD supervisor at Birmingham City University.

Creating Excellent Primary Schools

 Creating Excellent Primary Schools (4.5MB)


 This guide for clients published by CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment) features the Barton Hill project.

establishing the project framework & commissioning process

 establishing the project framework & commissioning process (321KB)


 Report by Scott Farlowe on working with children and project partners to establish the Public Art Programme framework and commissioning process

project background and artists brief

 project background and artists brief (263KB)


 document outlining the background of the project and the commissioning brief for artists.


interfaces of location and memory