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The Art of the Beacon - Curator Tour

Led by Theresa Bergne of Field Art Projects

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A bronze sculpture elegantly bends across the front of a brick building with arches.

Join us for a guided tour of the artworks commissioned for Bristol Beacon by leading artists including Rana Begum, Linda Brothwell and Giles Round. 

Responding to the invitation to ‘bring music to life in visual form’ and using a range of materials such as textiles, ceramics, bronze and sound, the artists have created a series of artworks that enhance this significant civic building for Bristol.

The works highlighted in this tour include a response to Bristol Beacon’s relationship with the water that surrounds and flows through the city; the textiles and fabrics within the new performance spaces; an architectural installation within the new Lantern space; and a contemporary intervention on the façade of the Lantern building.

Led by Theresa Bergne of Field Art Projects, a curator and producer based in Bristol, responsible for delivering the art commissions as part of Our Transformation, the tour is an opportunity to hear more about the individual artists and their process of making the artworks.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

All ages

Start: 13.00

All timings are approximate and subject to change

Portrait of a person against a dark backdrop

Theresa Bergne

Field Art Projects was set up in 1997 by Theresa Bergne, a curator and producer based in Bristol commissioning artists to work in the public realm across the UK and abroad.

For Our Transformation, Theresa led the commissioning process, inviting the four artists to respond to music and sound and celebrate an artform that can be enjoyed both on an intense personal level and as a joyful communal experience.

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The venue

Bristol Beacon

Getting to the venue

Location: Bristol Beacon is located in the city centre with entrances on Colston Street and Trenchard Street.

Address: Bristol Beacon, Trenchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5AR


Bicycle racks can be found in front of the main entrance on Trenchard Street, Colston Street, and on the city centre promenade. Find your nearest cycle routes using Cycle Planner.

Car parking

Trenchard Street multi-storey car park is 50m away directly behind Bristol Beacon.

  Bristol Clean Air Zone

Bristol Beacon is inside the Bristol Clean Air Zone. Check if your vehicle will be charged and how much you’ll have to pay.


The city centre bus stop is 250m from Bristol Beacon where most bus services stop.

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Bristol Beacon foyer has level access from street level with lifts to all levels and areas.

Assistance Dogs

Registered assistance dogs and emotional support animals are allowed in the venue.

Hearing Facility

There is an induction loop at the box office. You can use this by adjusting your hearing aid to the ‘T’ setting. There is no hearing loop facility for the foyer stage.

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