Picnic Area
Artist
David Fryer

Date
1998

Materials
Stainless Steel


Location
Borough
Bury

Cluster
Burrs Country Park

OS grid ref
SD 7983912610

Coordinates
Latitude 53.609649

Longitude -2.306191

Postcode
Nearest, BL8 1DA

David Fryer’s human scale mouse trap has the words ‘picnic area’ inscribed on its plate in a wry comment on the hidden history of its site’s current use as a country park.

In recent years the area has been transformed from a derelict industrial site into a haven for leisure activities such as canoeing, camping and fishing, which prompted the artist to ask if it is a tourist trap.

Located at the entrance of the park, Fryer’s sculpture is one of the first things you’ll see as you enter the park. Next to it are the remains of the earliest mills to be built in the Bury area.



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