Picture Stockport

Bringing the known and hidden artworks of Stockport to life

See the new works

From January to February 2017 the people of Stockport and beyond were asked to vote for their favourite work of art of Stockport.

The top-eight works in the public vote formed an exhibition alongside newly created work by contemporary artists and the people of Stockport.

The process of creating the new work happened through public and group art workshops in Stockport Central Library and community venues across Stockport.

People had the opportunity to work with artists to respond to and explore their own memories and histories of Stockport. The artists then took people’s ideas and contributions to make the work you see on this web site.

Many people expressed how proud they felt to be part of Stockport; its history and heritage, its creativity, its people, places and spaces, making it a unique place to be.

We wish that you enjoy the new work created, and perhaps ponder the interrelationship between history and the present.

A big thank you to everyone who took part!

The Crowd at County - Lucy Burgess

Picture Stockport in words

Artist Louise Wallwien worked in Stockport Central Library with the general public and Pure Studio Stockport to create a collection of poems and creative writing that responds to all of the top eight winners.

You can download all the poems in a PDF, or click here to read them on our website.

Dame Davenport - Abigal Betton Pure Innovations

The sound of Stockport

Caro C, an artist, engineer and facilitator in sound created two sound tracks with Pure Studio and the Evergreen Group Stockport. The Evergreen Group responded to "The Celebration" by John D. Dronsfield, and Pure Studio produced Dame Dorothy's Dance in response to the Dame herself.

Find out more about Caro C at www.carosnatch.com

Dame Dorothy's Dance

Celebration Evergreens

Viaduct - Jackie Wagg

Under the Arches

Helen Conway, a mixed media artist inspired by urban street art and graffiti writing, worked with the public in Stockport Central Library to create the five panelled textile work. The work responds mainly to Stockport's landmark and iconic viaduct.

Under the Arches by Helen Conway

Find out more about Helen Conway at helenconwaydesign.com

Painting the town

Painting the Town

Visual artist and animator Jodie Silverman and Lisa Risbec worked with different groups from Arc Stockport to create this short animation that responds to "Painting The Town" by Chris Cyrus.

Find out more about Lisa Risbec at www.lisarisbec.co.uk and Jodie Silverman at www.jodiesilverman.com.

Celebration - John D Dronsfield

Ambience of Stockport

Janet Wolstenholme, a multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, worked with Offerton Learning Disability Resource Centre to create this soundtrack that responded to all of the top eight winners. The soundtrack provided the ambient sound for the Picture Stockport Exhibition.

Listen to Janet Wolstenholme at soundcloud.com/the-present-occupier

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