Black Horse - Creative community engagement project for Salford City Council Chapel Street regeneration

Commissioned by Central Salford Urban Regeneration Company The Hamilton Project have delivered a series of creative community engagement projects working with local primary schools as part of a wider programme to improve the local area. Our team manage the entire project from recruitment of community artists to the installation and launch event
of artworks.

Year 1 & 2 pupils from St Philips Primary School, Year 4 pupils from The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary School and Year 2 pupils from The Friars Primary School worked with poet, Phil Davenport to create words and poetry inspired by buildings on chapel street. The words and poetry of the 80 pupils who took part in the workshops follow the shape of the skyline design and the original handwriting using traditional dipping pens and ink have formed part of the landscape design.

The landscape design flows across the windows and door of the former Black Horse pub, Chapel Street, Salford, catching the eye of passing traffic and those waiting for a bus at the nearby stop.

The multi-layered composition of the artwork guarantee there’s detail to be explored from near or far, be it pedestrians reading the skyline hugging poem and pupil created dipping pen handwriting, or road goers enjoying the bespoke photographic montage of the surrounding Salford skyline.

The hoardings production and final artwork design has been delivered by The Hamilton Project using the latest in anti graffiti materials, ensuring
ongoing quality.