Monday, 10 November 2014

And The River Runs Through

Back in September I posted a photograph of an artwork that had appeared in the garden of St Peter's Church which I later discovered was called The Glass Umbrella, one of five artworks around the town created by a group of young people, working with the Youth Offending Service.

And the River Runs Through, highlights the importance of the local rivers to Stockport's Industrial Heritage. The Rivers Tame and Goyt converge in Stockport, to form the River Mersey, that runs beneath Merseyway shopping centre. The artwork uses repeat patterns created from photographs gathered around Stockport Town Centre to indicate the complex nature of the local industry, especially hatting, textiles and engineering.

This one is on Chestergate and it took me two walks down the street before I actually found it somewhat tucked away behind a litter bin near the taxi rank.

I'll show you two of the other artworks at a later date. I never found the fifth and after some inquiries discovered that was because it had been stolen. I have been informed that work on a replacement is in progress.

A contribution to
Blue Monday;
Monday Murals;
Our World Tuesday;
ABC Wednesday.


  1. Looks like the river runs through and around and around! Tom The Backroads Traveller

  2. Hi Gerald,

    Thank you for searching so that we could enjoy this art work!

    Have a Happy Blue Monday!

  3. Well done, Gerald. Great post!

  4. it is very pretty. how sad that someone stole the fifth piece of art.

  5. Beautiful artwork! Shame someone stole one.

  6. I like that shows some creativity from them. Pity about the firth one.

  7. I like the RESPECT for history!


  8. Lovely post and photo for R ~ unique!

    Happy week to you,
    artmusedog and carol
    A Creative Harbor

  9. Too bad that this painting didn't have a more obvious place! Especially because it's about the city.

  10. Nice painting !
    ABC Wednesday

  11. Good artwork and brilliant colours, shame that one picture was stolen, perhaps they should be hung indoors to safeguard them, I already knew about the connection with the River Mersey.
    An interesting post I enjoyed reading it, thanks.

    Best wishes,
    Abcw team

  12. There is a lot of street furniture in a small space. Its a nice interpretation of the area perhaps It would have looked better, and perhaps be more secrue on the wall.