Sculpture: Erie’s Rest – one of five pieces of public art situated around Salford Quays as part of the Unlocking Salford Quays Sculpture Trail.
Made by: Ingrid Hu
Made with: Local families from Weaste and Ordsall and Salford based ceramicist Beverley Gee.
About Erie’s Rest:
The shape of this sculpture echoes the ebb and flow of the Ship Canal. Cargoes of bananas and rum from Jamaica, grain from Canada and Texas and timber from the Baltic states all came down this busy waterway. The ceramics illustrate the heavy and demanding work of dockers. Their job was to unload a ship’s cargo and load it onto rail wagons lined up along the Docks. Goods were then transported to the mills, factories and warehouses of Manchester and beyond.
Work on Erie’s Rest is still in progress but you will be able to view it as part of the Sculpture Trail on Sunday.
Discover Salford Quays Past and Present at the #USQ Free Fun Day, Sun 27 March, 11am – 4pm. Highlights include boat trips down the Manchester Ship Canal, street games in the plaza, free pin-badges at each artwork, and a showcase of some of the project performances.