Irwell Sculpture Trail

Devised and delivered over 28 permanent public art projects in partnership with four local authorities, along the 30-mile footpath and cycleway of the River Irwell, concerned with rural and urban regeneration, community involvement and environmental improvement. Funded by the Arts Council England through the Lottery delivered projects with budgets from £1,000 – £400,000, with the overall project budgets up to £4.3 million from multiple funding agencies.  International artists created gateway works including: Ulrich Ruckriem (D) – Outwood Colliery, part of Artstranspennine98, Edward Allington (UK) -Tilted Vase and Rita Mc Bride (USA) – Arena as part of a flood defense scheme with the Environment Agency.

Cathy was the Projects Officer between 1997-2002 and Curator at CITE (the agency set up to mange the IST) 2002-2003.

Other artists: Karen Allerton, Paul Bradley, Louise Brookes, Richard Caink, Hetty Chapman, Chris Drury, Jane Dunn, Jony Easterby, Julie Edwards, David Fryer, Stefan Gec, Julia Hilton, Rosie Leventon, Kerry Morrison, Tim Norris, William Pym, Ian Randall, Jill Randall, Jack Wright

Project Information

Client: Bury MBC, Lancashire CC, Salford CC, Rossendale BC

Location: Irwell

Date: 2002