Future Perfect

Future Perfect was an ambitious programme of public art commissions for Hengrove Ward, a residential area in south Bristol. Developed by curator/commissioner team Theresa Bergne and Jes Fernie from 2012-15, 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 was commissioned by Bristol City Council and is the first public art programme to be funded through a Neighbourhood Partnership in which governance is extended to members of the local community.

From 2013-15, Leela Thornfield was the Marketing Manager of Future Perfect, developing and delivering a strategic marketing plan to encourage active engagement and promote the programme to local, national and international audiences. Strategies included development of visual identity, website, social media, print, press and online marketing. Working with London-based design agency Polimekanos.

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Header image: Nils Norman, Pieces of Play (Theatre Curtain). Photo (c) Max McClure