Blog: 19 November 2015Victoria Street becomes a sanctum

Barry Williams

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Barry Williams

Urban Design Director

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Our Victoria Street Vision, which highlights the fantastic opportunities the area offers, is clearly shared by Theaster Gates creator of a public artwork called ‘Sanctum’. Victoria Street plays host to a unique structure risen from within the bombed-out remains of Temple Church. ‘Sanctum’, which has been created as part of the Bristol 2015 European Green Capital initiative, hosts a continuous programme of sound over 552 hours, sustained by performers, musicians and bands in Bristol. The artist sought out discarded materials from across Bristol to build a distinctive temporary structure. The installation is open to the public until 6pm on Saturday 21 November. 

The art installation aligns itself with the Victoria Street Vision where the area around Temple Church would become an exciting new destination within the city. Under the vision, the Temple Church area would be one of four key focal places along the length of Victoria Street linking Temple Meads to the heart of the city.



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