Picture Stockport

The Picture Stockport project ‘brought to life’ the known and hidden works of art that depict Stockport.

Image of banner with Stockport Art Gallery in background
image of women listening to audio with headphones on her head

From January — February 2017 the people of Stockport and beyond were asked to vote for their favourite work of art of Stockport. The top-eight works in the public vote formed an exhibition alongside newly created work by contemporary artists and the people of Stockport.

The process of creating the new work happened through public and group art workshops in Stockport Central Library and community venues across Stockport. People had the opportunity to work with artists to respond to and explore their own memories and histories of Stockport.  

“I loved Picture Stockport, it really made me think about the histories of the town through looking at paintings, and then creating something new, memories flooded back about being in the Crown Inn pub, it can tell a few stories!”

Montage of artworks of Stockport

6 Artists worked with community groups to co-produce work: Caro C, Helen Conway, Lisa Risbec, Jodie Silverman, Louise Wallwain, Janet Wolstenholme

Group picture of three people in front of art work in Stockport Art Gallery

5 Community Groups took part: Evergreens, Arc, Pure Studio, Offerton Learning Disability Resource Centre, Participants in the public workshops at Stockport Library

Women visiting art gallery

724 People voted for their favourite art work in the public vote

Picture of Stockport viaduct

6,000 People visited the exhibition and trail in and around Stockport