Nailing Home
Artist
Jack

Date
1999

Materials
Steel


Location
Borough
Bury

Cluster
Radcliffe

OS grid ref
SD 7800107599

Coordinates
Latitude 53.564539

Longitude -2.333609

Postcode
Nearest, M26 4EA

To mark the entrance of Shire Gardens, an Irwell Valley Housing Association development in suburban Radcliffe, artist Jack Wright has created a series of nine giant frost nails, a type of nail used to attach shire horses’ shoes in icy conditions.

Based on the idea of a horse-shoe as a traditional good luck symbol, the nails also evoke rooftops and homes rising from the ground. Each of the nine nails features a line of poetry quoting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.



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