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Public art and design

We aim to promote public art using cultural strategies, local development partnerships, collaborative planning and events.

We have a rich variety of public art which greatly enhances the character and vibrancy of the region. We aim to provide clear procurement and implementation procedures for public art planning and the commissioning of a high quality creative arts programme in South Gloucestershire. All arts projects should meet our key criteria of quality, access and sustainability.

Public art is recognised as important to:

  • developing the cultural identity of South Gloucestershire
  • creating distinction and character in the built environment
  • engaging with local communities and enabling an increased sense of ownership
  • contributing towards a high quality public realm

Advice and guidance for developers on public art policy and practice in South Gloucestershire can found in our Public Art Advice Note or through the Public art and cultural events co-ordinator.

Current public art events

Ladden Garden Village

Events at Home from Home


‘Wassail Wassail, all over the town’

Date: Saturday 20 November

Time: 2pm

Explore a selection of folk carols and wassail songs from South Gloucestershire used by our forebears to mark the season. Led by Phil Owen, a singer researching the local heritage of traditional folk singing.

Booking: Email to book and for further information.


Christmas Fayre

Date: Saturday 11 December

Time: 2pm to 5pm

With Christmas carols, crafts, stalls and festive fun and games. This is a drop-in event, and all are welcome.

About the public art at Ladden Garden Village

The first commission for the public art scheme is Home from Home, a new temporary art space for Yate, designed and made by artist Jo Lathwood. It is both a shelter and a creative space for the community, which is next to the play area at Ladden Garden Village.

Home from Home has been created using repurposed material and timber offcuts from building sites, including the Ladden Garden Village development and the local Whirlpool washing machine factory. The offcuts used to build the artwork were prepared with help from members of Yate Men’s Shed and hundreds of other people at FACTORY (a public event held at the artist’s studio in 2019).

The modular design is influenced by Yate’s 20th century evolution into a centre of manufacturing and explores ideas around sustainability.

The public art programme for the North Yate New Neighbourhood was secured by the council through a s106 planning agreement with Barratt Homes.

Home from Home programme of events

Home from Home will host a programme of creative events and activities with visiting and local artists. This will include family days, workshops, performances and exhibitions.

Artists will also work with local people, creating new projects together that are inspired by the area.

If you have an idea for the programme or would like to host an event, meeting or workshop at Home from Home, you can get in touch with the team via Instagram @homefromhomeyate or leave a message with the Barratts Sales Office at Ladden Garden Village. You can also contact them by email

The events programme is organised in association with Yate Parish and is managed by independent curator Lucy Badrocke who has secured additional funding from Arts Council England to support it.

Artist and designer Phil Cuttance will develop designs for the second part of the public art programme. This will be a series of permanent waymarkers inspired by the area’s history of Celestine quarrying. He held a series of free small events for local residents at Home from Home to inform his design research.

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