Monday, 10 November 2014
And The River Runs Through
Back in September I posted a photograph of an artwork that had appeared in the garden of St Peter's Church which I later discovered was called The Glass Umbrella, one of five artworks around the town created by a group of young people, working with the Youth Offending Service.
And the River Runs Through, highlights the importance of the local rivers to Stockport's Industrial Heritage. The Rivers Tame and Goyt converge in Stockport, to form the River Mersey, that runs beneath Merseyway shopping centre. The artwork uses repeat patterns created from photographs gathered around Stockport Town Centre to indicate the complex nature of the local industry, especially hatting, textiles and engineering.
This one is on Chestergate and it took me two walks down the street before I actually found it somewhat tucked away behind a litter bin near the taxi rank.
I'll show you two of the other artworks at a later date. I never found the fifth and after some inquiries discovered that was because it had been stolen. I have been informed that work on a replacement is in progress.
A contribution to
Our World Tuesday;