Future Perfect

Future Perfect is an ambitious two-year programme of public art commissions for Hengrove Ward, a residential area in south Bristol, in which governance is extended to members of the Hengrove community. Curated and developed by curator/commissioner team Theresa Bergne and Jes Fernie, the theme for the programme is the future; a notional, fantastical future which embraces extraordinary possibilities and dreams and consists of three commissions by artists with international reputations: Martino Gamper, Nils Norman and David Thorpe. 

Future Perfect explores the transformative potential of art; how socially engaged projects can inspire as well as inform and affect the way that people view their lives, their neighbourhood and their position in their community. The programme offers many opportunities for individuals and groups in Hengrove to participate, through workshops, trips and talks.

It is commissioned by Bristol City Council and is the first public art programme to be funded through a Neighbourhood Partnership

What's on

Natural Selection

Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL

Saturday 01 June 2019 – Sunday 15 September 2019

Tales of the Forest

Create Centre, Smeaton Road, Spike Island, Bristol, BS1 6XN.

Thursday 06 June 2019 – Thursday 27 June 2019

Kedals: Chop Your Own Wood

That Art Gallery, 17 Christmas Steps, Bristol, BS1 5BS

Friday 07 June 2019 – Saturday 22 June 2019

Songs Of The Sirens

Caraboo Projects, 2 Stafford Street, Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4DA

Saturday 08 June 2019 – Sunday 07 July 2019

Visual Arts South West

Working towards a South West where talented artists thrive, and a resilient and connected visual arts ecology that inspires more engaged and diverse audiences to value and advocate for its work.

Part of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network

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