An exercise in amplifying community voice in a city centre environment flooded with corporate messaging. Installed by PRSC in 2013, The Bearpit Cube was torn down by Bristol Waste in 2018.
The QR code is a route from the real and physical to the World of the virtual.
The Cube in the heart of Bristol is about Voice: It is seen by all who pass through.
Where public space is continually eroded, the relative freedom of the Bearpit, which is hard-won, offers hope.
Fundamental system change must be our goal: new ways of thinking must come to the fore.
Do we want advertising in our parks? – January 2018
As if there weren’t enough billboard concerns now Bristol City Council have raised the possibility of billboards and signs in our parks and green spaces to make a bit of money to compensate for the cuts. Read more here.
Protect Our NHS – December 2017
Bristol End Austerity March – September 2017
Imagine a city free of corporate advertising – August 2017
See its sister mural on Gatton Road here. For more information on this topic, read about creating a city free of corporate outdoor advertising, and why our city is well placed to become an example of best practice.
NHS protest – February 2017
QR code – April 2016
Artwork: Tom Sledmore, Final year Student UWE.