Walkden Railway Station – Laser Cut Steel Artwork

Walkden Railway Station | Laser Cut Steel Artwork

 

Working alongside FoWS (The Friends of Walkden Station), Fay Flatt (arts development officer for Salford Council), Northern Rail and BTEC Art and Design Students (from Salford City College), a series of striking laser cut steel artworks now grace the walls of this historic railway station.

After researching the station and the area (with help from  Salford Museum archives), I enlisted the help of the art and design students to develop the themes and content, whose enthusiasm and professionalism really added value to the project.

We decided to not only celebrate the history of the station and area, but also produce designs that reflect the present and future aspirations of station, (and especially the valuable voluntary work that FoWS do).

Once all parties agreed upon the designs, they were reproduced using galvanised steel, (a cost effect, durable material), which was then painted royal blue to match in with the existing colour scheme at the station.

This community led public art project has greatly improved the station user experience, and compliments the existing work completed by the friends group, (beautiful planters, and borders to name but a few of their labours). 

To find out more about the project and FoWS please click the links below.

https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/news/latest-news/1228-urban-art-unveiled-at-walkden-station

http://www.theboltonnews.co.uk/news/15302656.Railway_station_becomes_an_urban_art_exhibition/

https://www.salfordcc.ac.uk/blog/2017/06/02/students-conduct-art-project-on-local-train-station/

https://walkdenstation.wordpress.com/