Artwork on abandoned shops on Wellington Road South next to the former Unity Inn.
An attached notice informs "This artwork has been commissioned by Stockport Council to enhance the shop fronts that were covered in fly posters and graffiti. The concepts and ideas have been generated by artists working with the children from St Joseph's Catholic Primary School and young people from the Avondale School group based at Adswood Youth Centre. Artists Jo Foley and Fiona Smith have used these concepts to create the final art pieces on display."
I contacted Jo Foley to find out a bit more and she replied
"I'm afraid they are looking a little worse for wear aren't they? They were done around 2005/2006 that's as far as I can remember!".On Fiona Smith's website I read
"Fi Smith and Jo Foley were commissioned to create the A6 Corridor Artwork and devise an environmental education programme for Stockport environmental services in 2004. We produced 24 beautiful, bold, painted boards from children's designs to be installed on derelict shop fronts along Wellington Road and in Stockport centre."
I shall have to see if any more of their creations have survived.
A contribution to Monday Murals.