Florence Gardens, Chipping Sodbury
Owen Bullett has been appointed to develop a site specific artwork for Florence Gardens, a new development of 60 homes on the northern edge of Chipping Sodbury in South Gloucestershire, close to Sodbury Common. The project is funded by the developer Cotswold Homes as part of their planning obligations on the site. The artist was appointed through a selected shortlist and will create a new permanent £15k artwork for the pond and orchard area at the northern end of the development. Chipping Sodbury Town Council have been involved in the artist selection process.
Owen is a furniture maker, designer and sculptor based in London. He works primarily in wood, metal and stone. He graduated from Camberwell College in London in 2003, and gained an MA from the Royal College of Art in 2005. Owen launched Owen Bullett Editions, a collection of sculptural furniture, in 2018. The artist’s works become animators of space or performers creating events in particular places. Elements of his work include boulders for sitting, benches, tables and planters.
In 2019 Owen completed The Clearing, a joint project with Smith & Newton Architects for Waltham Forest Council, a Making Places commission for the London Borough of Culture. He has also collaborated with Heerenhuis on Loverocker, a loveseat shown at Salone de Mobile in Milan. His work was included at Chatsworth Flower Show in 2018.