Sculpture: Where the Wild Things Were – one of five pieces of public art situated around Salford Quays as part of the Unlocking Salford Quays Sculpture Trail.
Made by: Unusual
Made with: Children from Primrose Hill Primary School, Langworthy Road Primary School and Seedley Primary School.
About Where the Wild Things Were:
The Manchester Ship Canal was opened by Queen Victoria in 1894, connecting Salford with the rest of the world. All kinds of cargo flowed in and out of Salford Docks – transported by ships around the globe. Imports included citrus fruits from South Africa, Egyptian cotton and China tea. This sculpture suggests the grasslands of Africa and Asia. The base of each blade is engraved with drawings by local children who imagined the landscape and wildlife of far-off lands. Their sense of wonder mirrors that of local people who experienced a variety of goods arriving here from distant shores for the first time.
Free Fun Day
Discover Salford Quays Past and Present at the #USQ Free Fun Day, Sun 27 March, 11am – 4pm. Find out what’s happening, when and where at the event page. Highlights include boat trips down the Manchester Ship Canal, streetgames in the plaza, free pin-badges at each artwork, and a showcase of some of the project performances.