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.
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