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Dream


The spectacular 20 metre-high sculpture, by internationally renowned Barcelona based artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.  A celebratory, forward-looking symbol of both St.Helens' rich mining heritage and its more recent post-industrial transformation, Dream will be highly visible to the 100,000 vehicles that pass by on the M62 every day.

Dream was commissioned by local ex-miners and St.Helens Council as part of Channel 4's Big Art Project, an ambitious public art commissioning initiative supported by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, and The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity.

The work is almost complete with just the landscape surrounding it to be tidied up and the temporary fencing taken down.

Dream


The spectacular 20 metre-high sculpture, by internationally renowned Barcelona based artist Jaume Plensa, is situated on the site of the former Sutton Manor Colliery in St.Helens, midway between Liverpool and Manchester.  A celebratory, forward-looking symbol of both St.Helens' rich mining heritage and its more recent post-industrial transformation, Dream will be highly visible to the 100,000 vehicles that pass by on the M62 every day.

Dream was commissioned by local ex-miners and St.Helens Council as part of Channel 4's Big Art Project, an ambitious public art commissioning initiative supported by Arts Council England, the national development agency for the arts, and The Art Fund, the UK's leading independent art charity.

The work is almost complete with just the landscape surrounding it to be tidied up and the temporary fencing taken down.

comments (4)

I haven't heard about this. anything that improves being on the M62 has to be good
Les Auld: Couldn't agree more Bill, thanks for the comment.
You can see its been assembled in sections Les. There wont be many eye that miss this when driving past. Good one.
Les Auld: Thanks Ron, I've yet to see it from the motorway.
I saw this on the news recently Les, it doesn't surprise me to see a shot of it from you fairly quickly.
Les Auld: You just have to take it don't you Brian, thanks for the comment.
I like your take on this
Les Auld: It may be a bit easier when it is finally finished Nigel, thanks for the comment.

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