Case Study


Description: 'Privilege' was commissioned By Stoke Approach, Advantage West Midlands and Stoke-on-Trent City Council. We were asked to design and fabricate a 'Landmark' sculpture to reflect both past achievements of the local area and future aspirations. The sculpture is sited on Cavour Street and Etruria old Road, adjacent to the A53. We worked in collaboration with the Councils arts and management teams. We also worked closely with Landscape design and planning team, we coordinated all elements of community consultation in collaboration with local art officers, local schools, neighbourhood renewal liaison officers, and a local art group, local church members and Etruria industrial museum. The work is nine meters in scale, fabricated from stainless steel and is view by over 30,000 motorists each day. It has become a central landmark for the city.

Community Consultation: We informed the local community of the project by leafleting eight hundred homes in the Etruria area; this was also promoted through local newspaper articles, the council web site and local radio. Children from two schools within the Etruria area of Stoke worked with us on some design aspects of the project. In addition to this educational work we also organised three public consultation exhibitions, which were held at Etruria Methodist Chapel. Etruria Industrial Museum and the Kings Hall, Stoke.