Since early 2016 ArtReach has been contracted by Transport for Greater Manchester to manage the development and delivery of public artwork within major new transport interchange developments in Stockport, Ashton and Wigan.
This exciting project has involved – liaison with project design teams; development of Artist Briefs; recruitment of exceptional public realm artists; support for design development and local public engagement; and project management support for final design development to installation.
Artists Tim Ward (Circling the Square), Michael Condron, and Musson and Retallick have been appointed to develop work in Stockport, Ashton and Wigan respectively. A powerful programme of local engagement and participation has taken place, supported by funding achieved by ArtReach from the Heritage Lottery. Exciting and dynamic artwork has been developed and will be installed in Wigan in autumn 2018 and in Stockport and Ashton in 2019.