Salford City Council in partnership with Salford University commissioned Tom Pearman to work on a street signage public art scheme. A walking route, ‘TRINITY LINK’, has been identified and developed over recent years from the River and finishing in Manchester City Centre.
The aim is to create a safe pedestrian route for residents, as well as encouraging improved health and access to the area. Pearman’s project was concerned with the signage and visibility of the route. Involving local people was crucial to the project’s success and Tom worked with the community to create a series of 12 permanent creative signs using the traditional signage material of vitreous enamel.
Alongside Tom there were five bursary commissions for newly graduated artists from the Salford’s University’s Visual Arts and Culture degree course. For this, Tom acted as mentor to the students.
EDUCATION AND PARTICIPATORY PROJECT
The project involved a series of creative workshops with the local community, including elderly peoples residential homes, primary schools and local youngsters.
For full details of the creative sessions, please visit,
PROJECT-SPECIFIC WEBSITE http://tompearman.co.uk/salford