Macclesfield Town Council invited me to facilitate a project in The Park Street Underpass in the historic town of Macclesfield. Having developed many local community art initiatives, councillor Neil Puttick recognised that the Brick Project would help people to take ownership of an area that had become unloved over the years. The project was on such a large scale (over 7000 bricks) that it had to be painted over three 14 day sessions over two years.
This project was instrumental in discovering ways to reach people who perhaps feel less included in society, by working closely with Reach Out And Recover, a group for people in recovery and SUSO Parachute Drop-In For Adults With Learning Disabilities and Additional Needs. We also reached out to local schools so that young people could take an active role in improving their environment. This site features diverse bricks celebrating local heroes such as Joy Division, The Virginmarys and obscure NWOBHM bands like Crisis and Silverwing. These accompany images honouring the nearby silk museum and the White Nancy war memorial.
Macclesfield Brick Project is proudly working with: