Rise
Artist
Liam Curtin

Date
2005

Materials
Text, Lighting, Glass and Plastic


Location
Borough
Salford

Cluster
Chapel Street

OS grid ref
SJ 8253398520

Coordinates
Latitude 53.483103

Longitude -2.264681

Postcode
Nearest, M5 4JN

Surrounding the ground floor of a building developed on the site of the former TGWU Headquarters, Liam Curtain’s artwork is a tribute to the strong trade unionist tradition in Salford.

A huge lighting installation, it takes as its inspiration ‘Rise like Lions’, a line from Percy Shelley's 'The Masque of Anarchy' written in 1819 in response to the Peterloo Massacre. The artwork honours all those who have defended just causes and who have taken collective action to achieve their aims.

Rise was commissioned by Irwell Valley Housing Association in collaboration with CITE (Commissions in the Environment)



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