‘South Bristol 360’ is the final name of ‘South Bristol Favourite Views’, a new artwork for South Bristol Community Hospital by artists’ team Simon Grennan & Christopher Sperandio.
The artists have produced twelve substantial baked enamel plaques presenting images in shades of blue. These plaques are circular, 600mm diameter and 100mm deep. They are permanently wall mounted at eye levels at twelve locations within the new Hospital.
Each of these plaques present a line drawing depiction of a favourite local place described by a member of the local community.
The circular blue and white form of the plaques and the depiction of favourite places, is inspired by the forms of local eighteen century ‘delftware’ pottery. This pottery was made in great quantities at Water Lane, on the boundary of Hengrove and Brislington. An eighteenth century plate from the Water Lane pottery is also shown below.
Grennan & Sperandio were out and about in south Bristol throughout January and February, talking to people about their favourite south Bristol view.
The artworks were installed in the new Hospital in August 2012.
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