Vehicular & Pedestrian Gates
Lowry High School
Salford

Mild Steel.
Commissioned by City of Salford Development Services.
Completed April 1998.

 

Tracey invited artists Ann Gilligan and Kim Boyle to work with her on this project to produce a set of vehicular and pedestrian gates for the entrance to Lowry High School.

The theme for the project was 'journeys', inspired by the school building - whose shape has similarities to an ocean liner. This idea was developed in workshops with a select group of twelve pupils, who were asked to consider that being in the school provided for them a journey into their own future.

An exciting programme of creative activities culminated in the design which was then laser cut from mild steel and welded together by a local fabricator. The pupils were taken to the fabricator's workshop to see this process and some of them tried their hand at welding.