Archive for the ‘Artwork’ Category


Walkden art work complete – installation will be soon

April 22, 2017

Artist Mark Mennell has completed production of the art work for Walkden station and we are now just waiting for an installation date to be agreed with Northern (who are very kindly installing the work for free).

We look forward to announcing the actual installation date very soon and hope all station users will enjoy the 10 lovely pieces that Mark has designed for us.


Walkden station artworks … a sneak preview

April 1, 2017

We are delighted to offer a sneak preview of a couple of the draft designs that artist Mark Mennell has produced for FoWS.

The designs form part of a series of 8 steel panels that will be attached to the walls of the stairway at the station.

We think the designs, produced by Mark in collaboration with Art & Design students at Salford City College are gorgeous and can’t wait to see them installed – hopefully in the not too distant future.

The Walkden station art project has been made possible with generous financial assistance from Salford City Council‘s Community Committee and Recycle/Reward programmes, and Arriva Rail North‘s Community Rail programme.




Northern grant awarded for Walkden art project

October 8, 2016

We’re delighted to announce Northern have matched Salford’s Recycle & Reward grant of £1000 toward our station art project taking us to 2/3rds of our target budget. We have further applications in progress and hope to reach our target soon.

Keep following this blog for more news on progress and how anyone in Walkden can get involved in the design workshops !


Thank you for your support!

September 17, 2016

A huge “Thank you” to everyone who voted for FoWS in Salford’s recent Recycle & Reward poll … we are delighted to announce we topped the local vote and now have £1000 towards our station art project !

We have an pending application with Northern for a further £1000

Our plans propose laser cut steel panels on the stairway walls (the red areas below)


The panels will be created by Wigan artist Mark Mennell but the theme of the works is yet to be decided. When all the funding has been secured Mark and FoWS will arrange local workshops for the community and station users to feed into the design process.