trail invites you to explore public art works around the centre
of Wigan. It aims to be accessible to all and recommends you
use recognised crossing points and take care of traffic and
other hazards at all times. As you look at and touch the pieces,
please take care not to damage them or hinder other people.
the past five years, with the support of City Challenge, European,
Local Authority and other funding, a number of public art projects
have been included as part of Wigan Council's town centre enhancement
programme. This website, the educational pack and an accompanying
leaflet has been developed with the assistance of North West
Arts Board Regional Arts Lottery Programme.
Art is physically and/or visually accessible to the public.
It may be part of a building, be free-standing work, or part
of the surroundings. Public art may include temporary works
associated with a particular location or event. Public Art is
produced by various means. Artists work as individuals, in groups
or in collaboration with other design professionals or the community.
trail can be followed from end to end, or can be joined or left
at any point. Go to the map to see the
locations of the artworks.
Each artwork is described and there is background information
and suggested activities in the education
pack for each one. The whole education
pack is available for downloading and printing.
project was funded by North West Arts Board in collaboration
with Wigan Council's Leisure & Cultural Services Department
and the Planning & Development Department.