Eccles Railway Station Entrance Artwork
This large 2.5 meter artwork was commissioned by a local community group by the amusing acronym of FRECCLES!
The 'Friends of Eccles Station' are a group of volunteers who aim is to preserve the history and environment of this very historic railway station.
Funding was obtained from local sources with help from Salford Council, and the local community committee in Eccles.
The piece utilises laser cut stainless steel sections, set on top of timber railway sleepers. To achieve an authentic 'rail track' look, we obtained real rail sections which contrast well against the stainless steel.
The main steel artwork section charts a timeline of changes at the station including the Stephenson's Rocket and the age of steam, the arrival of diesel trains, and the new electrification of the Manchester to Liverpool line which was completed in 2016.
I have completed many projects for 'friends' groups, especially those concerned with the railway. Their passion and enthusiasm always rubs of on me and I wish the FRECCLES luck in getting recoqnition for the artwork from the forthcoming ACORP (Association of Community Rail partnerships) awards.